Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering investigates the structure, properties, and processing of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, then applies that knowledge to the design of new materials.

Current research in the department is in energy and sustainability, nanotechnology and materials, and biotechnology and medicine. Major research centers include:

  • The Composites and Materials Structures Center, one of the largest integrated facilities for polymer and composite research
  • The Composite Vehicle Research Center, a center of excellence for designing and testing composite structures for light-weight, durable and safe vehicles.

Students can choose concentrations in biomedical materials engineering, manufacturing engineering, metallurgical engineering, or polymeric engineering.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Materials Science and Engineering graduates apply their understanding of the processing, application, and sustainable use of engineering materials essential to the realization of new ideas coming from engineers, scientists, enterprises, and society. A rigorous academic environment produces graduates who have mastered the analytical and technical skills needed to successfully compete as professionals, entrepreneurs, or as postgraduate scholars.

Alumni work at:

  • Automotive industry
  • Electronics companies
  • Aerospace companies
  • Biomedical companies

Alumni work as:

  • Aerospace engineers
  • Automotive engineers
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Electronics engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Materials research, design and testing engineers

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