Newly engineered materials such as plastics used in surgical implants, high-performance ceramics used in the international space station, new steel alloys that are stronger and lighter than steel, biodegradable plastics etc. play vital roles in modern technology and economy. Materials scientists study the structure, properties, and behavior of materials in order to improve their qualities and adapt them for new uses. There is a constant need for professionals with more knowledge and experience in understanding the behavior of materials from which products such as electronics, sensors, biological implants, transportation vehicles, medical devices, and infrastructure are made. The goal of this track is to prepare students for careers that require training in materials science and require the knowledge of manufacturing, processing and the fabrication of materials.
For further information, please contact the Materials Science Concentration Faculty Coordinator(s).