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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.



Chaos

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.



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Chemist Barnes receives teacher-scholar award

June 4, 2018

Alexander Barnes, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been recognized with a 2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, recognizing his independent scholarship and deep commitment to...



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WashU Engineering team developing novel way to reduce heat in CPUs

April 10, 2018

As consumers demand more and more functions from their computers and devices, the demand also increases to improve processor performance, leading to increased power consumption and the need to manage heat. Large data centers, which house hundreds or...



Making rusty polymers for energy storage

March 28, 2018

Julio D’Arcy and his team developed on a new technique that combines vapor-phase synthesis with solution-based hydrolysis to build three-dimensional nanoflowers, two-dimensional nanoplates and one-dimensional nanofibers.