The Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State offers a comprehensive graduate education in the fundamentals of materials science and engineering (synthesis-structure-property-performance relationships). The latest study by the National Research Council ranked the department among the country’s top ten materials science and engineering departments.
The department has strong research and educational thrusts across the entire spectrum of materials including:
- Inorganic and structural materials
- Electronic and photonic materials
- Polymers and biomaterials
- Computational and fundamental materials science
By using a combination of MatSE courses and a myriad of materials-related courses offered in the science and engineering departments at Penn State, students may choose to study across the major themes of materials today including:
- Materials in Energy Applications
- Materials in Medicine
- Materials in Communications
- Materials for Sensor Applications
- Structural Materials & MORE!
The graduate students:
- are taught by a dedicated materials science and engineering faculty.
- have faculty research advisors from other departments at Penn State.
- have daily contact and dialogue with faculty members who teach them in small classes and research groups.
- are nationally and internationally known for their research, publications, activities in government committees and commissions, and in professional organizations where they hold high office.
- have strong inter-college and inter-department associations throughout the University.
All of the departmental administrative offices are located in Steidle Building. The faculty offices, laboratory facilities, and research equipment are located in Steidle Building and the adjoining Hosler Building, the MRI Building at the Penn State Innovation Park, the MRL Building, and the Applied Research Laboratory.
- Please direct questions on Graduate Studies in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State to:
- Dr. Joan Redwing
101 Steidle Building
University Park, PA 16802
OR preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org