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Student Spotlight: Jonathan Thomas

September 17, 2018

Jonathan Thomas is a passionate undergraduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). He works with carbon fiber composites in the ACERS laboratory on campus and is an active member of the Formula SAE car team at UC Davis. The department sat down with him to chat about his life and undergraduate career.

MSE: What activities (clubs, jobs, research, internship, etc.) have you been involved in during your time at UC Davis? 

MSE Students wow Picnic Day attendees with a spectacular materials show

April 24, 2017

During this year’s annual UC Davis open house (Picnic Day 2017), MSE students from the Materials Advantage Student Chapter, organized and created a spectacular show on how awesome Materials Science & Engineering is and to inspire a new generation.  The students presented a theatrical show where superheroes, such as Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and even the Green Lantern, required Materials Engineering to recover their superpowers.

MSE offers "Science of Superheroes" (EMS 2) course in spring

January 06, 2016

Ever wondered whether Iron Man could really power a flying suit of armor with an “arc reactor” the size of a soup can, or whether the Winter Soldier’s metal arm could really act just like his flesh-and-blood arm?  Consider these and other superhero questions with EMS 2: The Science of Superheroes this spring quarter, and join materials scientists finding out what it would take to make comic book fantasy into reality.  Also check out Prof.

CHMS hosts 3rd annual research symposium

October 23, 2015

On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, the CHMS Department hosted the 3rd Annual CHMS Research Symposium. The Symposium highlights the exciting research being carried out by our graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.  Activities included a poster session in Kemper lobby from 11:30 to 1:30pm and an oral session in Kemper 1065 from 2:30 to 5:00pm.

Congratulations to the award winners: