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Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Ninand Paranjape
The MSE program at UTA perfectly summarized all the necessary aspects of this [semiconductor fabrication] field and gave me a new outlook towards the world and the things we can do in it. Ninad Paranjape
2017 Master's Graduate
Global Foundries - Process Engineer
Randall Kelton
The variety in tools and research topics I was exposed to, and participated in, on a regular basis gave me the ability to come up to speed extremely quickly on highly technical subjects. This has proven to be an extremely important skill since going back into industry. Randall Kelton
2019 Ph.D. Graduate Student
Pratt & Whitney - EB-PVD Engineer
Valery Ouvarov-Bancalero
This is a place at the forefront of innovation that offers endless opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems. Valery Ouvarov-Bancalero
2018 Ph.D. Graduate
Intel - Packaging R&D Engineer
Megen Maginot
One of my favorite parts of the Materials Science and Engineering Department culture at UTA is the focus on collaboration … That mix of people helped me understand the type of profession I wanted to work toward. Megen Maginot
2014 Ph.D. Graduate
ConocoPhillips - Optimization Engineer
Vinay Sharma
The practical exposure to high-end technological tools and knowledge from subject experts helped me prepare for challenging R&D opportunities in industry. Vinay Sharma
2017 Ph.D. Graduate
Alcon, A Norvatis Division - Senior Scientist
Chinmai Ballal
I shall always keep in mind [the professor’s] guidance and tips to work in a professional environment. Chinmai Ballal
2017 Master’s Graduate
Applied Materials - Quality Engineer

Materials Science and Engineering

Recent MSE Graduates

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

Lashonda Davis
Administrative Assistant I

Angela Graham
Administrative Assistant II

Materials Science and Engineering News

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MSE Seminars

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