Biomedical materials, metals, polymers, glasses and electronic materials are being tested and improved every day by materials engineers and scientists who solve vital problems and advance technology. Where will you make your contribution?
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers course work leading to a Master of Science degree or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials Science and Engineering.
In the doctoral program, a concentration in Mechanical and Energy Engineering is also available.
Our programs provide strong collaborative links with other universities and industries in the region and research organizations throughout the world.
You'll have many opportunities to develop highly marketable skills in areas such as:
Modeling and simulations
We address the educational and technological challenges of creating, applying and characterizing new materials for manufacturing products in the 21st century. You'll learn all aspects of modern materials and their characterization including metals, ceramics, polymers and electronic and optical materials.
Impact the future
The College of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are located at Discovery Park, our 300-acre research facility. There, innovative, futuristic ideas are investigated daily — from the development of unmanned stealth vehicles to compostable plastic packaging to new energy-efficient lighting materials.
With small class sizes, you'll work closely with nationally recognized faculty members to solve complex problems. Our faculty members partner with students on research projects and serve as mentors and advisors. Among them is Dr. Narendra Dahotre who has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow for his work with lasers.
Several post-doctoral researchers and co-investigators from other departments help you gain a wide variety of insights.
You can also take advantage of the invaluable contacts we have with leading companies and corporate partners.
Strong student support
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
The Toulouse Graduate School® offers several professional development workshops, including Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camps. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
Outstanding research opportunities
The department has several labs and groups researching properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic and optical materials. Our labs are well equipped with outstanding technical support. The research labs and groups include the:
Advanced Metallic Materials Laboratory
Center for Advanced Research and Technology
Computational Materials Modeling Group
Laboratory of Advanced Polymers and Optimized Materials
Laboratory for Electronic Materials and Devices
Laboratory for Moving Mechanical Assemblies
Materials Synthesis and Processing Laboratory
Optoelectronics and Thin Film Materials Laboratory