Welcome to Materials Science and Engineering

Materials matter at Iowa State. Materials engineers create new materials and improve existing materials. Everything is limited by the materials that are used to produce it. Materials engineers understand the relationship between the properties of a material and its internal structure—from the macro level down to the atomic level. The better the materials, the better the end result—it’s as simple as that.


MSE Department Holiday Hours

The MSE Department main office at 2220 Hoover Hall will be closed Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, through Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, the main office will be open for adjusted winter hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.