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Graduate Degrees Offered

Degrees
  • Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Materials Engineering*
Areas of Study
  • Experimental and Computational Aspects of Materials Synthesis, Processing, Characterization, and Simulation
  • Nanomaterials, Coatings, Fibers, and Novel Materials

*Ph.D. is offered through the Unified Ph.D. Program in Engineering with a specialization in Materials Engineering




Materials Engineering



Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


See also: steps to admission.

Required by Materials Engineering in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE (International applicants only)
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Three recommendation letters

Application Deadline

FOR FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION
   Fall: February 15   Spring: October 15   Summer: February 15
OTHERWISE
   Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.



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Description

Materials engineering involves the investigation and application of the fundamental physics, chemistry, and engineering of materials in order to create, develop, and use materials with superior and new properties for manufacturing processes and engineering design. The discovery, research, development, and applications of materials are major reasons behind the adoption, widespread availability, cost reduction, innovations, and improvements in medical, transportation, communications, security, home, and entertainment technologies. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, students and faculty from four departments (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, and Mechanical Engineering) work individually and in collaboration in the field of materials engineering.

The objectives in materials engineering are (1) to involve students in research and creative activity in new aspects and applications of materials engineering, (2) to prepare students for careers in the research, development, and applications of new and advanced materials, and (3) to provide students with a foundation for work in industry, commerce, national and corporate laboratories, and academia.

Students have access to many experimental and computational research laboratories and facilities in the four departments and in the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience.



Courses and More

Students in Materials Engineering are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.


Faculty and Research

Supercritical Processing; Boron Carbide Devices; Polymers for Harsh Environments
Nanomaterials; Nanomanufacturing
Experimental and Computational Mechanics of Materials
Thin Film Deposition; Plasma Processing; Nanoscale Processing; Optical Process Monitoring
Large Deformation Thermo-Mechanical Response of Materials
Advancid Machining of Materials Used in Aerospace, Automotive and Medical Device Industries
Electronic Skin; Electronics on Bacterium; DNA and Protein Chip
Microstructural Development; Nanoscale Materials; Magnetic Materials; Electron Microscopy; X-ray Diffraction
Biomaterial Development; Novel Biofunctional Materials; Mammalian Cell Lines; Tissue Engineering
Nanofabrication; Monolayers for Virus Detection; Patterned Metallic Alloys; Patterned Metallic Alloys; Polymer Thin Films
Multiscale Characterization; Elastic and Stochastic Wave Propagation; Experimental Ultrasonics; Linear and Nonlinear Vibrations; Structural Acoustics
Abrasive Flow Machining; Nontraditional Finishing Processes; Rapid Prototyping; Tooling

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