What is Materials Science and Engineering?

What is Materials Science and Engineering?

Materials science and engineering (MSE) is the study of matter, through  the use of concepts from chemistry and physics.

Materials have led to every technological advance in society and are used in every field of engineering. MSE is a very interdisciplinary field, with applications in medicine, energy, transportation, and more!

A fundamental concept in MSE is the relationship between a material’s stucture, processing, properties, and performance. All four of these components are interrelated and MSE leverages these components to develop new materials or enhance existing materials.