Materials science and engineering is an interdisciplinary field centered on understanding the physical properties of matter and designing materials with specific properties to serve a desired function. Materials scientists study the connections between the synthesis and processing of a material, its underlying structure and its resulting properties while materials engineers develop materials and manufacturing techniques and integrate these materials into commercial products, enabling the development of new devices and technologies. Materials scientists and engineers play crucial roles in nearly all industry sectors including energy, defense, biomedical, semiconductors, transportation, infrastructure, and personal care products.
Ranked 17th Best Materials Science and Engineering Departments among public institutions (U.S. News & World Report)
45% of graduates and 43% of undergraduates are women
Welcomed first sophomore class for a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2018)
MSEN graduate students and post-docs have established five start-up companies in the last 5 years
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Master of Engineering (M.E.N.G.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Manufacturing Process Engineer
Thin Film Materials Engineer
Materials Science and Engineering Videos
Materials Science Industry Professionals: Job RolesWe interviewed several current industry professionals in the field of Materials Science & Engineering. In this video we asked, "What do MSEN graduates do for your specific company?"
Materials Science Industry Professionals: Graduate QualitiesWe interviewed several current industry professionals in the field of Materials Science & Engineering. In this video we asked, "What qualities are you looking for in MSEN graduates?"
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