Northwestern Experiments Head to Space
Two professors receive NASA funding to put experiments on the International Space Station.read more
Northwestern Experiment to Orbit Earth
Freeze-casting project will be conducted in a miniature, low-orbit satellite.read more
Reconfiguring Active Particles into Dynamic Patterns
Electrostatic imbalance causes particles to form swarms, clusters, and chains.read more
Nanoscientists Develop the 'Ultimate Discovery Tool'
Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology.read more
Ferroelectric Materials React Unexpectedly to Strain
Layered perovskites ‘turn off’ polarity under too much strain.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)