A New Data Spoke for Materials Science Innovation in the Midwest
Five universities form Integrative Materials Design collaboration to propel academic and industrial research.read more
Symposium to Explore the Future of Bio-integrated Technology
“The Networked Body” will take place on Tuesday, May 16.read more
Rondinelli Receives Outstanding Young Investigator Award
Award honors young scientists or engineers who show exceptional promise in materials science.read more
New Method for 3D Printing Extraterrestrial Materials
Printing presents an easy, highly scalable, sustainable manufacturing method for space travelers.read more
Breaking the Protein-DNA Bond
Study finds that free-floating proteins break up protein-DNA bonds at the single-binding site.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)