Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates.

Although it was another year of Covid-related challenges, MSE and our graduates have much to celebrate. That includes an unprecedented 11 point jump in our national program ranking, record research funding, faculty and students in key leadership roles across the campus, a Fulbright award, tv news features for our student-led NASA Big Idea Challenge, and others.
Note that we will continue to staff the MSE office in-person every day, with mask and vaccine requirements following campus safety protocols. As with everything in the Covid era, we encourage you to use email or tele/web conferencing whenever possible.

-Bryan Huey, MSE Department Head

Why Study Materials Science and Engineering?

Materials Science is present in nearly every field of engineering, and in every aspect of your modern world. The demand for newer, stronger, cheaper, lighter, more functional and more sustainable materials is inherent in all types of industries. Materials science and engineering majors develop the materials that make the technologies we use in our everyday lives better. READ MORE.

Administrative Program Support

General Inquiries, Academic Services, Admissions, Travel
Sarah Moore
Phone: 860-486-4620
Normal Office Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm
Mon., Tue., Thu., Fr. onsite and telecommuting Wed.

Financial Services, Payroll, Purchasing, Visas
Lorri Lafontaine
Phone: 860-486-4621
Normal Office Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm
Mon., Tue., Wed., Fr. onsite and telecommuting Thu.

Department Head
Bryan Huey
Phone: 860-486-3284


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MSE Among Top 25 Public Programs 

Degrees Offered
B.S. (ABET accredited)
M.S., MEng.,Ph.D.

21 Full-time Professors and Professors-in-Residence
10 Additional Faculty in Graduate Program
11 Teaching, Research, and Adjunct Faculty

141 Undergraduate Students

  99 Graduate Students

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