Welcome! We're glad you're taking a closer look at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering!
Think about it! Almost everything we use in our daily lives is made from materials whose structure, properties, processing and performance were all carefully designed and explored by Materials Scientists and Engineers. Advanced metals, polymers (plastics), ceramics, biomaterials, and materials for energy and electronics are a result of materials specialists’ applications of chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering principles to materials we use and technical challenges we face every day. If you enjoy science and mathematics and want to apply them to real, timely, challenging problems in technology, Materials Science and Engineering may be the field for you!