People working with chemicals in a lab
People working with a machine in a lab
People working with a machine in a lab

The interdisciplinary faculty are from two colleges and five departments. A variety of research and funding opportunities prepare students to practice as engineers and scientists to build a better tomorrow through innovations in materials science and engineering.


Faculty Research Areas

Nanoscience: Hu, Liu, Zhao

Biomaterials: Brieu, Hu, Nerenberg, Gomez

Energy Materials: Bachman, Gomez, Liu

Computational Materials Science: Eshraghi, Nerenberg, Hu

Advanced Materials Processing: Eshraghi, Sharif

Electronic Materials: Jishi, Allen, Daneshgaran, Mondin

Superconductive and Magnetic Materials: Bernal, Jishi, Zhao

Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Brieu, Hu, Sharif, Eshraghi

Photochemistry and Luminescent Materials: Selke


Research Centers and Laboratories

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Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

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Center for Energy and Sustainability (CEaS)

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Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory (AM2L)


The Sikand Center for Sustainable and InTelligent Infrastructure (SITI)


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