As a materials science and engineering major, you’ll learn how to process materials for manufactured products; develop and design nontraditional as well as traditional materials for an increasingly broad range of industries; and study and develop high-performance materials for use in the future.
Our accelerated master’s program meets rapidly growing demand for engineers who specialize in nanotechnology and nanoengineering.
As a master’s student in materials scientists and engineering, you’ll work with leading faculty to study and create materials that solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges.
Meeting many of the most critical challenges facing modern society requires advances in the materials that underpin new technologies—and the field of materials science and engineering is in the middle of a revolution in how we design and deploy new materials. As a PhD student in materials science and engineering, you’ll leverage advances in computational materials science; materials databases, data science, and machine learning; and high throughput materials synthesis and characterization to achieve true design of materials. And because materials research at UW-Madison crosses many departments, you’ll have the opportunity to work within a robust interdisciplinary community.