Catherine Brinson to Become Associate Dean
Effective September 1, Brinson will oversee Northwestern Engineering's professional master's programs.read more
Realizing Carbon Nanotube Integrated Circuits
Newly developed encapsulation layers keep carbon nanotube transistors stable in open air.read more
Superlattice Design Realizes Elusive Multiferroic Properties
New design sandwiches a polar metallic oxide between an insulating material.read more
In Memory of Morris Fine
Beloved pioneer of the field and co-founder of the department passes away at age 97.read more
Materials Research Hits the Museum of Science and Industry
Featuring faculty research, the Materials Science exhibit runs until January 21.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)