Materials Science and Engineering is the study of the structure—processing—properties relationships of engineering materials. Modern MSE encompasses a broad range of materials, from traditional metallurgy to biological materials, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, composites, and optical and magnetic materials, as well as numerous nanotechnology materials. MSE graduates can be found employed in almost all fields of human endeavor.

The graduate program in materials science and engineering at UCF is distinguished by offering an outstanding selection of courses taught by excellent instructors, and by providing students with real and state-of-the-art research opportunities, working with faculty mentors who are active in wide range of sponsored research. The result is education through research. The National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Science, ranked UCF amongst the top MSE programs in the country in their 2010 assessment of research doctoral programs at U.S. universities.


ORC-NSTC Fellowship, ORC-AMPAC/MSE Fellowship

ORC Doctoral Fellowship
Stipend: $25,000 in year one; years 2-4 variable based on program assistantship stipend levels
Duration: 1 year of fellowship support; 3 years of graduate assistantship support
Eligibility: all new doctoral students

Sudipta Seal


Welcome to our Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department website. It's my honor to be your Interim Chair to forward our Department to the next level. Read Dr. Seal's message.




Xueyan Song - February 22, 2016, 3:00PM

Meng Gu - January 22, 2016, 11:00AM

Adam Hannon - February 15, 2016, 11:00AM

Ashley Paz y Puente - January 22, 2016, 11:00AM

Lorraine Leon, Ph.D. - January 20, 2016, 11:00AM

Sanjay Banerjee, Ph.D. - November 20, 2015, 11:30AM

Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Central Florida
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 12760 Pegasus Drive, Engineering I, Suite 207, Orlando, Florida, 32816  •  TEL: Jodi Peters (407) 823-0607, FAX: (407) 882-1462   •  web@cecs.ucf.edu