Materials Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy

For More Information

Campus address: Engineering Teaching Center II (ETC) 8.172, phone (512) 471-1504, fax (512) 475-8482; campus mail code: C2201

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Materials Science and Engineering Program, 204 E. Dean Keeton Street Stop C2201, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: mse@tmi.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.tmi.utexas.edu/

Objectives

This program is designed to educate materials scientists and engineers, to develop new knowledge, and to solve problems related to the synthesis, processing, characterization, and application of materials.

Facilities for Graduate Work

Extensive facilities, including laboratories for materials research and instruction and offices for faculty members and students, are located in several buildings on the main campus and at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus. The offices for the Texas Materials Institute (TMI), the materials science and engineering graduate program, and numerous faculty members are located in the Engineering Teaching Center. Core central facilities for research include the Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Scattering, Surface Analysis, Nanofabrication and Testing, Electronic and Vibrational Scattering, Microelectronic Materials Processing, Organic Electronic Fabrication, Scanning Probe, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry, and Polymer Characterization Facilities, each of which employs a manager to assist users. Other laboratories provide mechanical testing, powder processing, corrosion testing, crystal growing, and ultrasonic, laser, magnetic, and microwave facilities for use by students and faculty members.

Areas of Study

Graduate study is focused around concentrations in nanomaterials, clean energy materials, and general materials science and engineering. Course requirements are tailored to the specific concentration.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2017.

Deji Akinwande
Sanjay K Banerjee
Allen J Bard
Michael F Becker
David L Bourell
Jonathan Yan Chen
Ray T Chen
Alex De Lozanne
Ananth Dodabalapur
John G Ekerdt
Donglei Fan
Paulo J Ferreira
John B Goodenough
Graeme A Henkelman
Paul S Ho
Gyeong S Hwang
Keith P Johnston
Brian A Korgel
Desiderio Kovar
Mourad Krifa
Wei Li
Kenneth M Liechti
Jung-Fu Lin
Nanshu Lu
Arumugam Manthiram
Tessie J Moon
Charles B Mullins
Raymond Lee Orbach
Juan M Sanchez
Li Shi
Chih-Kang Shih
Eric M Taleff
Yaguo Wang
Carlton G Willson
Edward T Yu
Guihua Yu
Yuebing Zheng

Admission Requirements

Students with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or in one of the physical sciences may be admitted to the materials science and engineering degree program upon the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee. Students who do not have a background that the committee considers satisfactory for the study of advanced materials science and engineering will be required to take preparatory coursework, some of which may be at the undergraduate level. Completion of some coursework may be required before the student begins the work for the graduate degree.