Science I, Institute of Materials Science
Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Institute for Regenerative Engineering
Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park
B.S.E. (ABET accredited)
M.S., MEng., Ph.D.
98 Undergraduate Students
79 Graduate students
18 Full-time Professors
4 Joint with the UConn Health Center
2 Additional Faculty in Graduate Program
10 Teaching, Research, Adjunct, and Emeritus Faculty
Top 25 among US Public Universities Overall
30 among US Public MSE Graduate Programs
Highest ranked in UConn School of Engineering
…before MSE grew the faculty by 25% and our research funding by 50%
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
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.
At a school as large as UConn, it is difficult to narrow down your choices for a major. We understand the weight of this decision, and we want to give you a choice that will enhance your mind with a bright future. Consider Materials Science and Engineering as the right path for you.
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Published: Feb 28, 2023
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Published: Feb 24, 2023
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MSE Among Top 25 Public Programs
B.S. (ABET accredited)
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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