Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan

Learn about the strategic goals of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering that serve to guide our decision-making as we train future leaders and advance materials sciences and engineering.


The mission of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is to provide our graduates with a well-rounded engineering education with specific emphasis on materials science and engineering in order to meet the needs of industry, academia, and government; to conduct research at the frontiers of the field; and to provide an integrating and leadership role to the broad multi-disciplinary materials community.


Through its actions MatSE strives for international preeminence in materials science and engineering as indicated by highly-cited scholarly publications, outstanding leadership in the profession, and the education of a diverse group of highly-qualified graduates.