Why did you choose to study MSE? I loved the nanomaterials lab that I worked in during high school, and after I naively told my mentor that it inspired me to study “chemical engineering” in college, she responded, “Oh, OK, but you do know this field is called ‘materials science’ right?” Then in my undergrad,…

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Why did you choose to study MSE? I was a Chemical Engineering major with an emphasis in nanotechnology in undergrad. Part of that degree involved spending some time in a research lab and taking some materials classes. That exposed me to the big picture problems that materials scientist and engineers tackle. I’ve also always been…

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  Why did you choose to study MSE? I settled on majoring in Materials Science & Engineering in college because chemistry was my favorite subject in high school and I liked learning about science at the small scale. But I wanted to go into a field that would connect science to ‘real world’ applications so…

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Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society Professor Ramesh has created nanosized materials that can power small electrical devices with minimal amounts of energy. Full news story here. Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner of campus. Address: Department of…

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Berkeley Lab: Machine Learning Tool Could Provide Unexpected Scientific Insights into COVID-19 Machine Learning Tool Could Provide Unexpected Scientific Insights into COVID-19. Berkeley Lab’s COVIDScholar uses text mining algorithms to scan hundreds of new papers every day. Read more here. Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast…

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Where did you study?   I grew up primarily in rural western Pennsylvania. After looking all around, I ultimately chose to do my undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University. I actually started as a Chemical Engineering major and after just a semester realized that I did like it and it didn’t like me! For a…

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Wide Band Gap Chalcogenide Semiconductors Scientists at UC Berkeley / Berkeley Lab (R. Woods-Robinson and K. Persson) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have released a comprehensive review of a unique, emerging class of materials called “wide band gap chalcogenide semiconductors”. These are materials composed of chalcogen elements (sulfur, selenium, and tellurium) that are both…

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Why did you choose to study MSE?  During high school, I was interested in almost all the science courses, but this also makes it difficult for me to decide which college major I should focus on. One of the reasons to choose MSE at the beginning was simply because it’s an interdisciplinary field that incorporates…

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MSE Office – Shelter in Place Contact Us Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner of campus. Address: Department of Materials Science and Engineering 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-1760 Phone: (510) 642-3801 Fax: (510) 643-5792

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