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The field of materials science and engineering centralizes multiple disciplines: materials science, metallurgy, physics, biology, chemistry, electrical, biomedical and mechanical engineering.

Materials science engineers are involved with creating new materials or altering known materials to improve anything engineered, from computer chips to structural materials, medicine to electronic sensors, environmental and sustainable materials and so much more from manufacturing to commercialization. For example, they make materials (hard and soft matter) more durable, stronger, lighter, efficient, adaptable or productive; and they discover new and innovative ways to use materials.

UCF researchers in this field have contributed to scientific advances as diverse as medicine and space exploration.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate

Materials Science and Engineering – B.S.

Graduate

Materials Science and Engineering – M.S. and Ph.D.

Faculty

Linan An

Faculty
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Parag Banerjee

Associate Professor
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Kevin Coffey

Professor
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Kaitlyn Crawford

Assistant Professor
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Kristopher Davis

Assistant Professor
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Jiyu Fang

Professor
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Tengfei Jiang

Assistant Professor
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Mikhail Klimov

Research Engineer
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Akihiro Kushima

Assistant Professor
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Lorraine Leon

Assistant Professor
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Sudipta Seal

Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
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Yongho Sohn

Professor
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Raj Vaidyanathan

Professor
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Dan Zhou

Instructor
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