Materials Science and Engineering Department
The Materials Science and Engineering Department is a university-wide, highly-interdisciplinary graduate program with seven core materials faculty and approximately 25 affiliated faculty spanning from physics and chemistry to electrical, mechanical, aerospace, civil and bioengineering.
The department has one of the highest research expenditures to faculty ratios at UTA. We have courses in nanoscale materials and nanotechnology, magnetic, optical and energy materials, bio/nanomaterials and surface engineering and thin film technology.
The department’s 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 electronic materials and sensors, design and development of biomaterials and devices, and sustainability and materials for environmental engineering and safety.
Surface Engineering– Thin Films, Coatings and Tribology
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016)
Projected growth through 2026: 2%