The Materials Sciences and Engineering (MSE) Division supports fundamental experimental and theoretical research to provide the knowledge base for the discovery and design of new materials with novel structures, functions, and properties. This knowledge serves as a basis for the development of new materials for the generation, storage, and use of energy and for mitigation of the environmental impacts of energy use. (details)

The MSE research portfolio consists of the research focus areas in the table below, which are managed within three organizational teams. Division staff members are responsible for managing these areas, conducting the reviews of research proposals, and assessing the productivity of the funded research.

- Dr. Andy Schwartz, Director of Materials Sciences and Engineering

Materials Discovery, Design, and Synthesis

Scattering and Instrumentation Sciences

Condensed Matter and Materials Physics