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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.

Extreme conditions push materials to their limits. Examples of extreme conditions include temperatures near melting, mechanical and thermal shock loadings, high energy particle irradiation, exposure to reactive chemicals and gases, or deformation to extreme strains. Developing materials that survive under such conditions and perform to desired specifications is a grand challenge. It is also a key enabler of future technologies, such as hypersonic flight, blast-resistant infrastructure, commercial fusion reactors, sustainable waste processing, and environmentally friendly production. MSEN faculty are at the forefront of science and engineering in materials under extreme conditions.

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

Raymundo Case

  • Professor of Practice, Materials Science & Engineering
Raymundo Case

Homero Castaneda

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Center
Homero Castaneda

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

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

Miladin Radovic

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

Patrick Shamberger

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

Hung-Jue Sue

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Meinhard H. Kotzebu ‘14 Professor
  • Director, Polymer Technology Consortia
Hung-Jue Sue

Edwin L. (Ned) Thomas

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Erle Nye ’59 Chair II
  • Permanent Member, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
Edwin L. (Ned) Thomas