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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering

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George M. Pharr, Head

Benson, R.S., PhD - Florida State
Bhat, G.S., PhD - Georgia Tech
Egami, T., PhD - Pennsylvania
George, E.P., PhD - Pennsylvania
Joy, D.C., DPhil - Oxford (UK)
Liaw, P.K., PhD - Northwestern
Lundin, C.D., PhD - Rensselaer Polytechnic
Mandrus, D.G., PhD - Stony Brook
McHargue, C.J., PhD - Kentucky
Nieh, T.G., PhD - Stanford
Pharr, G.M., PhD, PE - Stanford
Simpson, M.L., PhD - Tennessee
Spruiell, J.E., PhD - Tennessee
Associate Professors
Choo, H., PhD - Illinois Institute of Technology
Duscher, G., PhD - University of Stuttgart
Hu, B., PhD - Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kalyanaraman, R., PhD - North Carolina State University
Keppens, V., PhD - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Kit, K., PhD - Delaware
Meek, T.T., PhD - Ohio State
Morris, J.R., PhD - Cornell
Rack, P.D., PhD - Florida
Assistant Professors
Gao, Y., PhD - Princeton
He, W., PhD - Connecticut
Rawn, C.J., PhD - Arizona
Wang, S., PhD - Akron
Emeriti Faculty
Fellers, J.F., PhD - Akron
Wadsworth, L.C., PhD - North Carolina State
Materials Science and Engineering   MS, PhD
Materials Science and Engineering   MS-MBA
Polymer Engineering   MS, PhD
  Polymer Processing    
  Polymer Science    

Graduate programs are offered leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in materials science and engineering or polymer engineering. Both the materials science and engineering and polymer engineering programs are flexible and interdisciplinary in nature. Students may be admitted from a wide range of disciplines. These include physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, and engineering science programs.

The materials science and engineering concentrations offer specializations to include, but not limited to, ceramics, composites, electronic materials, physical metallurgy, materials processing, welding metallurgy and materials joining, corrosion science and engineering, biomedical materials, nonwovens science and technology, mechanical and physical behaviors of materials, and nanoscience and technology.

The polymer engineering concentrations offer specialty areas in rheology; polymer morphology; mechanical, physical, and chemical behaviors of polymers; composite materials; and nonwovens science and technology.

Applicants for admission to the MS and PhD programs in materials science and engineering and polymer engineering are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree in an area of engineering or science with a grade-point-average of at least 3.0 out of 4.00 both overall and in the senior year. In addition, all applicants must submit scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written exam or 80 on the Internet-based Test to be considered for admission to the programs.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science (IGMCS)
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering participates in the interdisciplinary graduate minor in computational science (IGMCS) program. Any student pursuing a master’s or PhD with a major in materials science and engineering can receive a minor in computational science by completing the appropriate IGMCS requirements. For additional information, see the description of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science  listed under Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science or visit the IGMCS website at The Department of Materials Science and Engineering also contributes courses to the IGMCS program curriculum.

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