Three Named Elite Medical and Biological Engineering Fellows
Samuel I. Stupp is among those recognized for contributions in teaching, research, and innovation.read more
Scientists Create Atomically Thin Metallic Boron
Professor Mark Hersam and a team of scientists have, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet of boron -- a material known as borophene.read more
Materials Science Shines in Image Contest
Materials science entries swept the top four spots in Northwestern's annual image contest.view the gallery
3-D Printing Metals and Alloys
New rapid method expands the types of metals, alloys, and architectures that can be printed.read more
Increasing Oil's Performance with Crumpled Graphene Balls
Additive reduces friction and protects engines better than commercial lubricants.read more
Welcome to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering
The first academic department of its kind in the world, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University is consistently ranked one of the top programs in the field. Outstanding classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as the opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in leading research, are hallmarks of the department.
The broad-based program encompasses a wide range of materials and enables students to understand the scientific principles governing the interrelation among processing, structure, properties, and materials performance. Students learn to integrate these principles in the systematic design of new materials from faculty members who are renowned for their pioneering work.
Strong interdisciplinary research is at the core of the materials science department at Northwestern. Studied materials include biomaterials, ceramics, composites, energy, magnetic materials, electronics, photonics, metals, nanomaterials, and polymers. Other areas include materials synthesis, processing, theory, computation, design, self-assembly, surface and interfaces, and art conservation.
|Bachelor of Arts in Materials Science|
|Bachelor of Science in Materials Science|
|Combined BS/MS Degree Program|
|Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering|
|PhD in Materials Science and Engineering|
Master’s degree students may be interested in the certificate in integrated computational materials engineering.
PhD students may also enroll in these additional programs:
- Biotechnology training program
- Certificate in management for scientists and engineers (offered in collaboration with the Kellogg School of Management)