The Materials Science and Engineering (MSEG) Department at the University of Delaware is a world leader in research and education related to the design, synthesis, processing, and characterization of solid organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials. The MSEG Department evolved from an interdisciplinary center established between the College of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. Faculty and students in MSEG are involved in a wide array of projects focusing on biomaterials, photovoltaics, and nanocomposites. There are strong collaborations and interactions with established areas of excellence on campus including the Center for Composite Materials, the Institute for Energy Conversion, and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute. The MSEG department currently offers both master's and Ph.D. degrees as well as a number of undergraduate minors. There are also newly available opportunities for Delaware students from other engineering departments as well as from Arts & Sciences to receive a combined 4+1 bachelor's/master's degrees in MSEG with as little as one extra year beyond the traditional 4-year undergraduate program. The MSEG department has a wide range of state-of-the-art characterization equipment available, including a suite of electron microscopes and related equipment in the W. M. Keck Imaging Facility. MSEG faculty are playing a leading role in the design and specification of new equipment for central facilities space to be located in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE-LAB).