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Welcome to MSE!

Pierre Deymier

The University of Arizona department of materials science and engineering offers a diverse, world-class faculty and a pioneering and wide-ranging curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, with an innovative, entrepreneurial perspective through industry, government, academic and community partnerships.

I would like to welcome you to the department, where I hope you will be excited by the forward-looking and optimistic vision that our outstanding faculty, staff and students have developed.

Pierre Deymier, Department Head 

Recent News



Organic Polymers Could Improve Bioelectronics Thanks to Erin Ratcliff

Assistant professor in materials science and engineering Erin Ratcliff’s experiments with organic polymers boost prospects for developing more sensitive wearable and implantable bioelectronics that can record, regulate and repair what ails us. In a paper co-authored with postdoctoral associate Melanie Rudolph, Ratcliff demonstrated new ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers, which is accomplished by processing a polymer in such a way that it precisely controls the rate of charge transfer between itself and a...



Sound Over Silicon: Computing’s Wave of the Future

With a combined $1.8 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation and the UA, materials science and engineering professor and department head Pierre Deymier explores building a quantum computer that uses sound instead of quantum particles to process information“Phonon-based computing has the power to change the world as we know it,” said Deymier.



MSE Wins 2017 UA/ASU Materials Bowl

At long last, the Territorial Trophy is home! UA lost the trophy to rivals ASU after the 13th Annual Materials Bowl last year, but the twelve UA Department of Materials Science and Engineering students competing this year secured its return. In a near sweep, Kurumi Austin and Eric Nelson won first and second place, respectively, in the senior capstone project and poster competition sponsored by the ASM International Phoenix Chapter. Be sure to visit MSE's Facebook group for photos from the competition. 2017 Projects ...



Douglas Loy Is TLA's Inventor of the Year

On April 18, Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual I-Squared Expo & Awards, highlighting University of Arizona researchers whose inventions impact the quality of life of people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world. During the award presentation, MSE professor Douglas Loy was named Inventor of the Year for the physical sciences. Loy holds joint appointments in MSE and the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A prolific inventor, he is presently developing a nontoxic, long-lasting...



MSE Battles ASU at 14th Annual Materials Bowl

On April 25, 12 MSE students will venture north to compete for bragging rights and the Territorial Materials Trophy in the 14th annual Arizona Materials Bowl capstone project and poster competition. Seniors ​​​​Kurumi Austin, Jeffrey DuBose, Maxwell Duffy, Jeremy Elias, Jillian Grass, Neil Jenkins, Eric Nelson, Claudia Ramirez, Liam Richards, Brian Swartwout, Chris Tang and Joshua Vita will face off against rivals ASU in Tempe. They'll be looking to take back the trophy from the Sun Devils, who placed first last year...

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