Department of Materials Science and Engineering News

International Groups Taking Notice of UT Materials Research Center

In the ten years since its founding, the Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering has become one of the world’s leading centers for the discovery, development, and application of scintillators—materials that emit light when in the presence of radiation, providing a valuable detection method.

UT-ORNL Breakthrough Aims to Improve Tech Gadgets, TVs

Ramki-Kalyanaraman

Phones, tablets, computers, and even televisions use touchscreen technology, which relies on substances that contain rare and costly elements. Now, thanks to a breakthrough led by UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that problem could soon be in the past.

College of Engineering Selected to Join Key Materials Research Center

Claudia Rawn

The role of the College of Engineering in studying advanced materials recently got a major boost with the National Science Foundation backing UT to join the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center. Claudia Rawn, director of the Center for Materials Processing, will lead the university’s efforts.

Camp Offers Students Chance to Study Space Shuttle Columbia Debris

CNS Y-12's Steve Dekanich holds up a piece of the remains of the space shuttle Columbia during a materials science camp session on Monday.

An ASM International Materials Camp supported by UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and scientists at CNS Y-12 National Security Complex is giving local students the chance to study debris from the space shuttle Columbia, with an eye on improving materials used in space flight.