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Learn more about the materials science and engineering Materials Design Capstone Project to match the opportunity that's right for you.

Many advanced technologies are enabled by materials with various different functions as a result of their magnetic, thermal, optical, electrical, and electronic properties. Examples include semiconducting, ferroelectric, ferroelastic, thermoelectric, and magnetic materials or materials with energy conversion or storage functions. In certain materials, more than one function is in play to convert one form of energy to another, for instance, magnetic to thermal. These materials are usually called multifunctional. Our faculty and students work on designing, synthesizing, and processing functional materials that can adapt their properties based on external stimuli. The goals are to understand the roles of structure and chemistry in determining functional properties under various different external fields (thermal, magnetic, electrical, optical, etc.) and to accurately predict their properties to design functional devices.

Core Faculty

Raymundo Arróyave

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Presidential Impact Fellow
  • Chancellor EDGES Fellow
  • Engineering Dean’s Research Fellow
  • Segers Family Dean's Excellence Professor
Raymundo Arróyave

Sarbajit Banerjee

  • Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Davidson Chair in Science
Sarbajit Banerjee

Ibrahim Karaman

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Department Head, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Chevron Professor I
Ibrahim Karaman

Linda Katehi

  • Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
  • O'Donnell Foundation Chair II
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
Linda Katehi

Dimitris Lagoudas

  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Engineering Research
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Robert C. “Bud” Hagner Chair of Engineering
  • Deputy Director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Dimitris Lagoudas

Pao-Tai Lin

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Mid-Infrared Integrated Photonics and Remote Sensing (MiPRoS) Laboratory
Pao-Tai Lin

Emily Pentzer

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry
  • Presidential Impact Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • Affiliated Faculty, Chemical Engineering
Emily Pentzer

Xiaofeng Qian

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • AZZ Inc. Fellow
Xiaofeng Qian

Patrick Shamberger

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director of Undergraduate Programs, Materials Science & Engineering
  • AZZ Inc. Fellow
Patrick Shamberger

Svetlana A. Sukhishvili

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Soft Matter Facility
Svetlana A. Sukhishvili

Qing Tu

  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Qing Tu