Dr. Jon J. Kellar
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Industries 112
Steering Committee members are from the Departments of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry.
Douglas W. Furstenau Professor Kellar; Professors Boyles, Foygel, Howard, Petukhov and Salem; Associate Professors Corey, Cross, Heglund and Sobolev; Assistant Professors Fong, Meyer, West, Widener and Zhu; Emeritus Professor Stone, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Han; Adjunct Professor Medlin.
Master of Science in Materials Engineering and Science
This interdisciplinary degree program works in concert with other colleges and the Ph.D. in materials engineering and science (Ph.D./MES).
The M.S./MES degree offers an education in the broad area of materials. Students pursuing this degree will expand their knowledge and understanding of the science and technology of materials synthesis, behavior, and production. Graduates of the program formulate solutions to materials problems through the use of multi-disciplinary approaches made possible with a broad background in basic materials science and engineering coupled with an area of specialization.
Two options are available in this degree program: one option involves a thesis component and the other option involves coursework only. In the thesis option, 24 hours of coursework and a minimum 6 credit hours of thesis research are required. With the second option, 32 hours of coursework must be taken. In the latter option however, the students are required to undertake a project under the supervision of a faculty member. Because students graduating with this degree are expected to have a broad-based fundamental knowledge in both materials engineering and materials science, every student is required to take the following core courses.