School of Advanced Materials Discovery
A Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program
Materials Science Engineering studies the use, properties, functions, and characterization of materials to address complex issues of efficiency, sustainability, cost and equity. Material scientists combine physics, chemistry, math, engineering, merchandising, and many other fields to create novel materials.
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universities in the U.S. to be designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
SAMD Faculty finalist in International 3D Printing Competition
April 12, 2023
Is crop residue from corn a building material of the future? Professor investigates ‘CornCrete’
December 16, 2022
Water in, clean energy and water out: DOE funds renewable hydrogen fuel research.
December 6, 2022
Five SAMD students receive awards for their research at the CSU Grad Showcase
November 16, 2022
Associate Director, Chris Weinberger, gave a keynote talk at Multiscale Materials Modeling on “Scale Bridging in the Inelastic Mechanical Response of BCC Metals” and an invited talk at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Materials in Extreme Environments: New Monitoring Tools and Data-Driven Approaches workshop. Watch his “Ultra-high Temperature Ceramic Phases and Compositional Complexity” talk here.
SAMD Associate Director Chris Weinberger deliverered the keynote at the 13th Annual Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics Conference (CCAC) in Golden, Colorado. His talk was titled, “Interstitial Transition Metal Carbides & Nitrides: Structure and Properties.
Ph.D. student Carter Stotts presented, “Finite Element Modeling of Phase Transformation Kinetics in Transition Metal Carbide Composites” at the 2022 Annual Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics Conference (CCAC) in Golden, Colorado.
Congratulations to our PhD Student Carter Dojan for winning the Innovation in Engineering award at the 2022 CSU Venture Demo Day!
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Roberta Maia Sabino is the first SAMD PhD graduate student to walk at commencement
PhD Student Roberta Maia Sabino presents at TermisAM (Orlando – Dec/19): Tanfloc/Heparin Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Enhances Hemocompatibility and Antibacterial Activities of Titania Nanotubes.
Assistant Professor Hua Chen speaks on “Novel transport phenomena in noncollinear antiferromagnets”, 2019 Annual Meeting of the APS Four Corners Section, October 11-12, 2019, Prescott, AZ.
Assistant Professor Hua Chen speaks on “Magnetoelectric effects in anomalous Hall antiferromagnets”, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan, October 2019.