The Materials Science and Engineering Department is dedicated to becoming a world class facility for the most recent technological developments in Materials for Energy Applications, Advanced Structural Materials, Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials, Nanomaterials, Computer Materials Science, Polymer and Bio-materials. The research facilities include state-of-the-art instruments for materials synthesis, structural characterizations, and functional characterizations. The partnerships between graduate students and faculty create exciting and productive research in four major areas: Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, and Nanomaterials. Our strong ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Joint Institute of Advanced Materials, Center for Materials Processing, Scintillation Materials Research Center, as well as our involvement in many high-tech partnership, make the MSE department a premier choice for students wishing to develop skills that will ensure exciting careers all over the world! Below are some links to information regarding MSE research.
Faculty Research Interests: (new brochure coming soon) For now, please refer to the Faculty and Staff Directory page.
Undergraduate Research opportunities: (faculty notices coming soon)
Students seeking research opportunities: Please check the faculty pages, find the professor whose interests match your own, and email the professor a brief description of for what you are looking. If the professor is looking for new students, they will contact you.