Department Chair, Franklin St. John Chair: Stephen L. Kampe, Ph.D
Whether driving a car, listening to an iPod, making a cellphone call, or flying across the country to visit a relative or friend, materials surround us. The world needs engineers and scientists who understand materials in order to make them stronger, lighter, safer, greener, and more cost-effective. This is exactly what the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering does, and teaches others to do.
Graduates are in great demand and accept positions in diverse industries. Careers are diverse, with ample opportunity to put many ideas into action. Bionic limbs, spacecraft, mountain bikes, cell phones, and many more innovations were all made possible by advances in materials science and engineering.