Current Graduate Students

Our program prepares you to excel and adapt to an evolving, open-ended future, as part of a mutually supportive and inclusive community. 


  • New Graduate Student Onboarding

    Find all the information you'll need to help with your transition to graduate school and to Charlottesville.

  • MSE Graduate Student Board

    GSB plans social activities, organizes service opportunities, assists with new student recruitment, and sets up practice qualifying examinations.

  • Graduate Student Handbook (Coming Soon!)

    Information on academic requirements, graduate funding, milestones, and other graduate matters. 

Contact Information

Elizabeth J. Opila

Department Chair, Rolls Royce Commonwealth Professor of Engineering Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Director, Rolls Royce University Technology Center on Advanced Material Systems

Our research focuses on materials for use in extreme environments and can be applied to materials for use in aircraft engines, rocket engines, energy conversion technologies, and thermal protection systems.

Bryana Amador

Student Services Generalist