Materials Science and Engineering

Rensselaer's Department of Materials Science and Engineering provides a broad range of exciting opportunities for the student who likes to innovate and who wants to apply knowledge to the real problems of a modern technological society.Progress in modern technology is often limited by the availability of suitable solid materials. The materials engineer must produce materials to meet the demands of the designers of jet engines and rocket boosters, microelectronic devices, optical components, medical prostheses, and many other products.The principles that govern the processing and structure of materials to produce optimum mechanical and physical properties and performance are embodied in the materials engineering curriculum. The program is designed to produce engineers and scientists whose degrees represent useful specialization coupled with a broad background in all classes of materials.


  • 9/24/14, Prof. Deyu Li, Vanderbilt University
  • 10/1/14, Prof. James Hone, Columbia University
  • 10/2214, Prof. Dan Gianola, University of Pennsylvania
  • 10/29/14Prof. Suzy Torti, University of Connecticut 

The MSE Seminar series takes place on Wednesdays from 11:00am - 12:00pm in CII 3051