Materials Science


Professor Steven L. Suib

Associate Director

Professor Mark Aindow

Distinguished Professors

H. Brody, S. Stwalley, S. Suib


M. Aindow, S.P. Alpay, P. Burkhard, A. Dobrynin, A.J.Goldberg, F. Jain, T. Kattamis, R. Parnas, P. Singh, G. Sotzing

Associate Professors

D. Adamson, A. Asandei, R. Hebert, B. Huey, R. Kasi, R. Ramprasad, G. Rossetti, T. Seery, Y. Wang, M. Wei

Assistant Professors

P.Gao, M. Jain, Y. Lin

Work leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is offered in the interdisciplinary field of Materials Science through the Departments of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, as well as departments in the biological sciences.

The M.S. Program

There are no special requirements for admission to the master’s program beyond those of the Graduate School. Selection of Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis) is made after consultation with the advisory committee.

The Ph.D. Program

Admission to the doctoral program is based upon a careful assessment of the student’s potential for creative research in materials science. There no special requirements for the doctoral program beyond those of the Graduate School.

Special Facilities

The Institute of Materials Science, organized in 1965, aids in the development and coordination of the graduate programs in materials science. In addition to the laboratories of the participating academic departments, the Institute provides special laboratories for alloy chemistry, optical studies, magnetic susceptibility, electron paramagnetic resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, ion implantation, microprobe analyses, atomic force microscopies, electron microscopy, crystal growth, mechanical properties, optical microscopy, metallography, solidification, chromatography, low-temperature studies, X-ray diffraction, soft X-ray spectroscopy, surface studies, surface modification, ultrasonics, IR, UV, and VUV spectroscopy, nanotechnology, and polymer research. A multi-million-dollar building houses these and additional laboratories and facilities designed for graduate research in the materials sciences.
Extensive capability for computational materials science is available within the Institute of Materials Science and other University facilities.

Areas of concentration within the Materials Science field of study are offered in Alloy Science, Biomaterials, Corrosion Science, Crystal Science, Dental Materials, Metallurgy, and Polymer Science.
*Note: Course offerings are listed under the Departments referred to above.

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