MSE MAJOR Interested in Materials Science? Materials Scientists and Engineers are involved in every aspect of technology, ranging from the design of materials appropriate for use in integrated circuits and biological applications, through to those materials needed for energy generation (both conventional energy sources and green sources), and for building bridges, roads, and buildings. Upon…

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GRADUATE ADMISSIONS Graduate Program Deadlines General Admissions RequirementsApplication RequirementsLetters of RecommendationGRE/TOEFL/IELTSFinancial AssistanceFrequently Asked QuestionsContact Degree/Program Online Application Deadline (Application available early September 2021) All materials must be submitted by the deadline. Doctor of Philosophy (MS/Ph.D., Ph.D.) December 1, 2021 8:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time Masters of Engineering Program (M.Eng) January 6, 2022 8:59 pm, Pacific…

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COURSES Undergraduate MSE 24: Freshman Seminars Expand Course Number:  MSE 24 Course Units:  1 The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting.  The Department offers the following selections: The Bicycle: Introduction to Engineering Materials UNITS: 1…

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Graduate Resources New Graduate Student Orientation 2020 RULES AND REQUIREMENTS Graduate Division requirements, policies, and forms can be viewed at http://grad.berkeley.edu/. Graduate Student Manual HEALTH AND WELLNESS University Health Services offers a number of resources to help you get well and stay healthy, including healthy eating tips, drug and alcohol counseling, violence prevention, sexual health counseling and  and…

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Combined B.S./M.S. ProgramThe Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of California, Berkeley, offers a five year combined B.S./M.S. program to our undergraduate student cohort that can be completed at the student’s pace. The research project and some Master’s course requirements are started while still in undergraduate standing. Academic program The academic…

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New Materials for 5G Microwave Communications and Beyond by Daisy Hernandez August 20, 2018 A joint team from the University of California, Berkeley, Drexel University, Bar-Ilan University in Israel, the Carnegie Institution of Science, and the University of California, Santa Barbara have made an important observation in the search for next-generation microwave communication materials. The…

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Professors Evans and Wright Receive Award from BASF for Printed Batteries by Daisy Hernandez December 15, 2015 MSE Emeritus Professor Jim Evans, and ME Professor and Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) Director Paul Wright, have received a 100,000 Euro award from BASF for their work on a novel printable rechargeable zinc battery.  The award…

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Professor Wu Discovers New Thermal Properties of Black Phosphorous by Ariana Castro October 15, 2015 Professors Junqiao Wu, along with MSE postdoc Sangwook Lee and student Joonki Suh, and LBNL postdoc Fan Yang, have discovered that the thermal conductivity in the zigzag direction in black phosphorous is two times higher than along its armchair direction…

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