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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.

Texas A&M researchers have been at the cutting edge of developing techniques like nanoindentation and laser-induced projectile impact testing (LIPIT). Small-scale mechanical testing shows that the smaller the object, the stronger it is. The underlying physical reasons for this phenomenon are the subject of several ongoing research efforts in the department to develop new materials with extraordinary strength.

Core Faculty

Sarbajit Banerjee

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

Pao-Tai Lin

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

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