The materials program offers students a mixture of high quality education and cutting-edge research. Faculty carry out research in many areas including polymers, thin films, soft actuators, battery materials, laser ultrasonics, flash sintering, nanomaterials for energy, heat transfer, and metamaterials. Graduate students have ample opportunities to specialize in various aspects of materials science and engineering.

Area Strengths

Acoustic, phononics and thermal metamaterials 

  • Development of advanced materials for energy storage applications
  • Separation membranes and porous materials
  • Surface engineering of polymeric materials
  • Topological materials