Materials Scientists seek to understand the properties of matter and why different materials act the way they do. Matter is everywhere and students and researchers at the CMSE study its major known forms, including polymers, metals, glasses, semiconductors, ceramics, and composites. Materials science is an interdisciplinary field that primarily weaves in elements of physics and chemistry. With the long and distinctive history of imaging science at RIT, materials scientists also integrate that field into many studies here.
The RMSC's Adventure Weekend series was host to NanoDays, which explores how the tiniest technology is shaping up to have a huge impact on our future.
The Center for Material Science and Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology demonstrated hands-on displays and activities.
The 2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit was held in Boston, MA, November 25-30, and featured a plenary address by Nobel Laureate Danny Shechman, who received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals. Four RIT Materials Science & Engineering M.S. Students and three RIT faculty members (Dr. KSV Santhanam and Dr. Chris Collison from the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Dr. Seth Hubbard from the School of Physics and Astronomy) presented their research in poster sessions at the meeting.
In the News
- Dec 6, 2012 | Tiny Sensor to Ensure Safe Space Travel
- Nov 3, 2012 | Prospecting for Quasicrystals
- Dec 6, 2012 | Keeping Ship Hulls Free of Marine Organisms
- Mar 9, 2012 | Video: Self-assembled flexible microlasers
- Nov 12, 2012 | Researchers create gel that displays spontaneous motion