Prof. Erik Henriksen

Studying the small to understand the big

February 8, 2019

Physicists in Arts & Sciences are unraveling the nature of elusive “two-dimensional” materials with an eye toward harnessing them for society’s benefit.

Prof. Biswas

Biswas elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 8, 2019

Pratim Biswas, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, considered one of the highest honors in the field of...

Using atomic-resolution electron microscopy, Arashdeep Singh Thind, a graduate student in Rohan Mishra's lab, studied grain boundaries in crystals (see arrows).

When a defect might be beneficial

January 14, 2019

In the quest to design more efficient solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a team of engineers has analyzed different types of defects in the semiconductor material that enables such devices to determine if and how they affect performance.

Kenneth Kelton studies materials science, in particular the transition of glass.

Materials through the ages

September 28, 2018

The development of materials has always gone hand-in-hand with advances in technology. Metals and glasses have been the dominant materials over the ages; plastics and semiconductors have taken on significant roles in the relatively recent past. Over...

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Preparing for the Competition

September 7, 2018

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences teams up with university groups to help students in science, technology, engineering, and math land prestigious fellowships.


New tools reveal prelude to chaos

June 12, 2018

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed tools that mathematically describe the kinetics in a system right before it dissolves into randomness.