Flexible Thinking, Expansive Ideas
John Rogers bends historically rigid ideas about electronics to create new medical monitoring and treatment devices.read more
Researchers Develop ‘Lab on the Skin’ for Sweat Analysis
The low-cost wearable electronic device collects and analyzes sweat for health monitoring.read more
Engineers Sweep 2016 Scientific Image Contest
Materials science and engineering entries take several prizes.read more
Voorhees Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
He is among 213 new members of the prestigious honorary society.read more
Olvera de la Cruz to Receive 2017 APS Polymer Physics Prize
The prestigious award honors her contributions to the theoretical understanding of polymers.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)