• Sara J. Wilson recognized for contributions to department and university

    Sara J. Wilson recognized for contributions to department and university

    SALT LAKE CITY — Sara J. Wilson, Administrative Manager for the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, was recognized for her excellence in contributions to the department and university with a 2019 Academic and Student Affairs District Staff Excellence Award. She received this award in a ceremony held on Wednesday, August 21st at the Thomas…
  • Metallurgy Ph.D. Now Makes Medical Radioisotopes

    Metallurgy Ph.D. Now Makes Medical Radioisotopes

    During his Ph.D. studies in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah, Dr. Milan Stika studied molten salt electrochemistry under Prof. Michael Simpson. They worked on methods for measuring concentrations of actinides in molten salts used for applications such as nuclear reactors and nuclear fuel reprocessing. After a brief stint working for…
  • Metallurgical and Materials Science Departments Merge

    Metallurgical and Materials Science Departments Merge

    The University of Utah’s departments of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and Metallurgical Engineering (MET E) have merged into a single academic department.
  • Winger wins best poster at annual IEEE PVSC Conference

    Winger wins best poster at annual IEEE PVSC Conference

    CHICAGO — The Departments of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Utah is proud to share the news that Joshua Winger (B.S./MS., ’19) won best poster at the 46th annual IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC) held June 16-21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Advised by Dr. Michael A. Scarpulla…
  • Dr. Sparks to speak at TEDxSalt Lake City

    Dr. Sparks to speak at TEDxSalt Lake City

    The University of Utah Department of Materials Science and Engineering is proud to announce that associate professor Taylor Sparks has been chosen to be a speaker at this year’s TEDxSaltLakeCity event on Sept. 21 at Kingsbury Hall on the university campus in Salt Lake City. Sparks, whose research is focused on new materials for energy…
  • Liu recognized with Faculty Award

    Liu recognized with Faculty Award

    MSE Chair, Feng Liu, was recognized at the 150th annual University of utah Commencement as as the College of Engineering's Convocation on May 3rd.
  • “You’ve got to have more engineers”

    “You’ve got to have more engineers”

    A story from Forbes explains Utah's success story in tech, thanks in part to the college feeding new engineers to the workforce.
  • 2019 COE Convocation

    2019 COE Convocation

    Click here for information on this week's College of Engineering convocation, including parking, the schedule and instructions for students. 
  • COE Rises in Rankings

    COE Rises in Rankings

    The College of Engineering rose three spots in this year's U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings.  
  • U Celebrates Research Milestone

    U Celebrates Research Milestone

    Click to see a new video celebrating the University of Utah's milestone in research. 
  • WAX ON

    WAX ON

    University of Utah materials science and engineering assistant professor (lecturer) Jeff Bates has created a new ski wax.  
  • MINTEER NAMED AAAS FELLOW

    MINTEER NAMED AAAS FELLOW

    University of Utah materials science and engineering professor Shelley Minteer was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  
  • Corning Executive, U Engineering Graduate Passes

    Corning Executive, U Engineering Graduate Passes

    David A. Duke, a University of Utah College of Engineering graduate, former chief technology officer with Corning Inc. and an inductee in the National Academy of Engineering, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, of natural causes. He was 81.
  • Joshua Winger named COE Outstanding Teaching Assistant

    Joshua Winger named COE Outstanding Teaching Assistant

    The 2017 University of Utah College of Engineering staff, teaching and service awards were handed out Aug. 18 during the annual fall faculty meeting. Congratulations to all of the recipients of this year’s awards ...
  • College Launches New Entrepreneurship Certificate

    College Launches New Entrepreneurship Certificate

    Being an effective materials science engineer can also sometimes mean being a deal maker, a marketer, even a manager ...
  • Making a Better Biodegradable Pad

    Making a Better Biodegradable Pad

    Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business School report. Additionally, it requires high amounts of fossil fuel energy to produce the plastic for these products, resulting in…
  • U Top University for Commercializing Technology

    U Top University for Commercializing Technology

    The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer. The U has “quietly evolved into one of the most prestigious research universities in the United States with a strong emphasis on commercializing…
  • More Power to the People

    More Power to the People

    Thanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could charge a cellphone in just a few hours. The team, led by University of Utah materials science and engineering…
  • All Brawn AND Brains

    All Brawn AND Brains

    You may know Taylor Sparks as a University of Utah materials science and engineering assistant professor. But earlier this month, he was Taylor Sparks, reality TV guest star. Sparks appeared in an episode of the Discovery Channel television show, “Diesel Brothers,” a popular reality program based on his brother’s successful truck modification shop, DieselSellerz, in…
  • Utah’s Need for Engineers

    Utah’s Need for Engineers

    Utah’s growth in the technology sector continues to skyrocket, and engineering colleges around the state are doing everything they can to meet the high demand for engineers.
  • Sparks Receives NSF Award

    Sparks Receives NSF Award

    Materials science and engineering assistant professor Taylor Sparks received a five-year NSF CAREER Award. The award is for his project of developing tools to more safely and effectively discover new materials that could be used to harvest wasted energy. Typically, about 60 percent of energy used from things such as a laptop computer, cell phone…
  • Anil Virkar Named NAI Fellow

    Anil Virkar Named NAI Fellow

    University of Utah materials science and engineering Distinguished Professor Anil Virkar, who has been with the U for more than 43 years, can add yet another honor to his list — he has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). “I’m extremely honored to be named to NAI. Having worked at…
  • Lundgren and Stephanz Named MSE Outstanding Seniors

    Lundgren and Stephanz Named MSE Outstanding Seniors

    Both Kristina Lundgren and Megan Stephanz were honored by the MSE Department by being named MSE Outstanding Seniors...
  • Dr. Zang Group helps sniff out a dangerous vapor

    Dr. Zang Group helps sniff out a dangerous vapor

    Alkane fuel is a key ingredient in combustible material such as gasoline, airplane fuel, oil — even a homemade bomb. Yet it’s difficult to detect and there are no portable scanners available that can sniff out the odorless and colorless vapor.
  • Copeland wins GELS award

    Copeland wins GELS award

    Materials Science & Engineering student, Jeffrey Copeland (B.S., '17) was awarded a Governor's Energy Leadership Scholars (GELS) award from the state of Utah. Copeland is a student in the Professor Taylor Sparks research group.
  • Engineering Material Magic

    Engineering Material Magic

    University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less power.