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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering Department has long been at the forefront of emerging materials technology, discovering new materials and offering innovative curricula in advanced material, including materials for energy, electronics, bioapplications and nanotechnology. The department is the oldest, largest and most diversified in North Texas. We are a university-wide, interdisciplinary graduate program with 76 graduate students, eight core materials faculty and approximately 25 affiliated faculty spanning from physics and chemistry to electrical, mechanical, aerospace, civil and bioengineering. The high quality of our graduates is reflected by their hiring in leadership positions in high tech industry and academia.

Department History

The department has courses in nanoscale materials and nanotechnology, magnetic, optical and energy materials, bio/nano materials and surface engineering and thin film technology. Its growth is aided by high levels of research funding from NSF, DOE, ONR, NASA, DOD and other federal, industrial and state sources in the areas of micro/nano electronic devices, self-assembled nanomaterials, multifunctional, nanocomposite thin films, bio/nanomagnets, optoelectronics, solar cells and materials for clean energy, advanced lubricants, and coatings.

Recently funded research includes a grant to improve the way solar energy is captured, stored and transmitted for use.

Fast Facts

Research Areas

  • Nanomaterials / Nanotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Energy Materials
  • Surface Engineering: Thin Films, Coatings, Tribology
  • Electronic Materials

Academic Programs


Department Contacts

Dr. Efstathios "Stathis" Meletis
Department Chair

Seong Jin Koh
Graduate Advisor

Beth E. Robinson
Administrative Assistant

Natalie M. Burden
Graduate Student Contact

Materials Science and Engineering News

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