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Mission statement

Our mission is to create, transfer, and preserve knowledge through impactful research, dynamic teaching, and the effective training of our future colleagues in materials science and welding engineering. We believe that learning, discovery, and innovation are fostered through the interaction of persons from a diverse background and are dedicated to creating an environment that welcomes and values all.

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Department contact information
Basic contact information for the department as well as directions to the department and local parking.


Faculty and Staff Directory
Contact information for the faculty and staff of the MSE and WE programs.


About the department
Learn more about the field of materials science and engineering and welding engineering, the MSE-WE department, and Ohio State.


Syllabi, quarterly schedules and class offerings, enrollment guidelines, and more. Includes details concerning our Distance Education Certificate Program and Master of Science in Welding Engineering degree.

MSE & WE Courses

MSE & WE courses section
Course descriptions, course offerings by quarter, links to course web sites, and more.

Department administration

MSE-WE administration
Provides links to administrative services provided by both the MSE-WE department and the university.

Conference rooms

Conference room reservations
The MSE department provides three conference rooms that may be reserved for student and staff use: 145 Fontana Labs, 177 Watts Hall, and 184 Watts Hall. Additionally, 479 Watts Hall--a student lounge--may be "occupied". Provides room attributes and instructions on reserving spaces.


Employment information, including links to Engineering Career Services, materials-related job listings, and other career resources.

Chair Update

Chair Update
Insight into the MSE and WE programs at The Ohio State University and the influence of our faculty in the fields of materials research and academics.


MSE-WE events
Provides listing of events and dates important to our students, staff, and faculty. Includes the MSE seminar series (MSE 795), providing links to each speaker's abstract and bio, date, room, and time of talks, archive of past speakers, and more.


Recent student, faculty, and staff events in the MSE-WE department. Includes links to past editions of Watts News magazine.


Safety section
Provides the department's on-line Safety Manual, as well as emergency contacts for the department and around campus, links to Materials Safety Data Sheets, first aid information, and other helpful links.

Department maps

Go to MSE department maps (not yet available, under development). View maps of the department by floor. Provides location of faculty and staff offices as well as department research facilities.