Focus Areas

The research program of the Materials Science and Engineering Department encompasses all four of the major elements of materials science and engineering:

  • synthesis and processing
  • structure
  • properties
  • applications of materials

Research is performed on all of the major materials classes:

  • metals
  • ceramics and glasses
  • polymers
  • composites
  • electronic, magnetic and optical materials
  • biomaterials

An important ancillary program of materials instructional research is also carried on.

Research Groups