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.

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Congratulations to Dr. Quanfang Chen for ASME Fellow!

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Nanotechnology Research at UCF Could Change How We Send and Store Electricity

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A simple video shows what could become a huge change in how we send and store electricity through wires. The video illustrates research being done at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Center.
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UCF researcher Seal and team will be recognized nationally

Seal, director of both the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and the NanoScience Tech Center was recognized for his work in the area of nanotechnology.
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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.


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