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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.

The future of a host of technologies, ranging from lightweight fuel-efficient low-emission vehicles and jet engines to safer and effective hypersonic and nuclear capabilities, rests on our ability to design, discover, and develop advanced structural materials with desired properties and performance metrics. This calls for revolutionary advancements in the field of structural materials using advanced processing and manufacturing techniques that can control nano and microscale features, high-resolution material characterization techniques, small-scale & in-situ testing techniques, and large-scale modeling & simulation capabilities. A team of materials science and engineering researchers employ a range of advanced tools – including high-performance research computing, a suite of additive and advanced material manufacturing techniques, state-of-the-art testing techniques, and high-resolution microscopes – to model, manipulate, characterize and visualize new advanced structural materials.  

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

Amine Benzerga

  • Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
  • General Dynamics Professor in Aerospace Engineering
  • Director, Center for Intelligent Materials and Structures (CiMMS)
Amine Benzerga

Jeffrey Bullard

  • Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Jeffrey Bullard

Michael J. Demkowicz

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Programs, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Center for Research Excellence on Dynamically Deformed Solids (CREDDS)
  • Presidential Impact Fellow
Michael J. Demkowicz

Ibrahim Karaman

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

Pavan V. Kolluru

  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Pavan V. Kolluru

Alan Needleman

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Royce E. Wisenbaker '39 Chair II
  • Permanent Member, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
Alan Needleman

George M. Pharr IV

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Erle Nye ’59 Chair I
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
George M. Pharr IV

Xiaofeng Qian

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

Miladin Radovic

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Materials Characterization Facility
Miladin Radovic

Ankit Srivastava

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Ankit Srivastava

Kelvin Xie

  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Kelvin Xie