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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.

U.S. News and World Report

Graduate Ranking: 77

Research Areas



Energy Materials

Surface Engineering– Thin Films, Coatings and Tribology

Electronic Materials

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016) 

Low: $49,890

Median: $99,430

High: $157,750

Projected growth through 2026: 2%