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.

Department NEWS

Archived NEWS

Message from the CHAIR

Dr. Sudipta Seal

Pegasus Professor and Chair


Fall 2019

Time: Tuesday, September 27, 2019, 11:00AM — 12:00PM
Place: Research 1, Room 101
Speaker: Prof. Darrin Pochan, Chair, MSE, University of Delaware

Time: Friday, October 4, 2019, 11:00AM — 12:00PM
Place: Research 1, Room 101
Speaker: Prof. Carl Koch, NAE, NCSU (will be joint with College Dist Speaker series)

Time:Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:00AM — 12:00PM
Place: Research 1, Room 101
Speaker: Prof. Karen Winey, Chair, MSE, University Penn

Time: Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:00AM — 12:00PM
Place: Research 1, Room 101
Speaker: Prof. Donald Morelli, Chair, MSE, Michigan State University

Time: Tuesday, November 22, 2019, 11:00AM — 12:00PM
Place: Research 1, Room 101
Speaker: Prof. Susan Sinnott, Chair, MSE, Penn State

Archived Events Spring 2019


1806, 2019

Postdoctoral opening:

June 18th, 2019|

One postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Central Florida in the area of nanotechnology and biomedical sciences, starting Aug/Sep 2019. Our Lab is focused on using nanomaterials for energy, medicine, and sensing. Ph.D. applicants should be experienced in the production and characterization of targeted nanoparticles and must have experience with cell biology, [...]

2105, 2019

LASSO Summer Opportunities

May 21st, 2019|

The deadline is May 30, 2019. The Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract operates and maintains a diverse set of laboratories, development shops, and test facilities at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). SURA and its member universities partner with AECOM on the LASSO contract to involve academic researchers, subject matter experts, and students in KSC’s scientific [...]

2404, 2019

Doctoral or Post Doc Opportunity at BRIDG

April 24th, 2019|

BRIDG is looking for three (3) doctoral students or post doc’s to work on projects in the areas of: Thin films deposition Plating technologies Wafer to wafer bonding Details: Areas of educational background for these roles could include Materials Science, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. 6-month assignment starting as soon as available. Part-time (up to [...]

CONFERENCES on Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Central Florida and the National University of Singapore are jointly organizing an Advanced Level Conference on Nano-Micromaterials for Circular economy and Sustainability in the East Asia Pacific in beautiful Singapore. This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss important research activities relating to circular economy and sustainability of nano-micro materials which include, but not limited to, the fundamental and applied research on the chemistry of reusable industrial material, new green nanostructured materials; recycle and reuse of nano- and micromaterials, eco-friendly production of materials, biological interactions of regenerated nanoscale materials and related products, simulation and theoretical analysis towards the regeneration of nano and micro materials and their structures in nanomedicine, energy and industrial applications, life-cycle aspects. Special focus will be given to transformation, toxicity, and the interactions of nanotechnology with the biological system. We welcome all researchers to participate, present the research findings and learn more about circular economy and sustainability, networking and build relationships and partnerships in the field.

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.