Materialize Your Future with UConn MSE

UConn MSE has big plans for 2023-2024. Now that we’ve moved into the brand new Institute of Materials Science, our almost 300 students, researchers, and faculty are excited to keep building on our already strong program. That includes more than $60M in active research leveraging our particular expertise in metallurgy, additive manufacturing, functional and biomedical materials, materials for energy and sustainability, and novel materials modelling, processing, and characterization.

Don’t wait to join our undergraduate program, featuring more hands-on lab classes than any other engineering degree. Earn a PhD, or a part-time masters degree. Benefit from our industry partnerships, exceptional labs and facilities, and renowned faculty. Be an active member of the community we’re establishing here in Science1.

Invent, apply, and manufacture the materials which make tomorrow better. Materialize Your Future.

-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
All week onsite

Department Head
Bryan Huey
Phone: 860-486-3284


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Quick Facts

MSE Among Top 25 Public Programs 

Degrees Offered
B.S. (ABET accredited)
MSE minor
M.S., MENG, Ph.D.

20 Full-time Professors
4 Joint with the UConn Health Center
4 Additional Faculty in Graduate Program
13 Teaching, Research, Adjunct, and Emeritus Faculty

98 Undergraduate Students
79 Graduate Students

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