Established in 1962, the U.Va. Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), addresses societal needs by providing cutting-edge research solutions and educating the leaders of tomorrow — in the classroom, in the lab and beyond.
The U.Va. Department of Materials Science and Engineering:
- Consistently ranks in the top 30 of MSE departments nationally
- Receives $9.5 M in research funding per year, enabling student-centered research across the spectrum of materials for structural and electronic functions
- Is home to 5 major research centers of excellence.
- Awards 3-4 MS and 10-15 PhD degrees annually in Materials Science and Engineering plus Engineering Physics
- Is led by 22 nationally renowned professors, including 8 endowed chair-holders, one member of the National Academy of Engineering, and recipients of 35 fellow-of-technical-society awards.
- Supports about 80 graduate students each year, involved in research, journal publication, and international technical conferences
- Enables undergraduates from across the University to earn a minor in MSE and participate in sponsored research, or pursue a customized degree in Engineering Science
- Operates sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer modeling facilities in two attached state-of-the-art buildings, Wilsdorf Hall and the Materials Science Building
Highly collaborative in nature, the department offers several degrees:
Concentration in Materials Science, via a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science (ES/MSE)
Master of Materials Science and Engineering (ME in Materials Science and Engineering)
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MS-MSE)
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering The department also offers a minor in materials science, available to all University undergraduate students and concentration in materials science within the engineering science program.