About DMSE

DMSE is home to the world’s premier program focused on Materials Science and Engineering – the study of matter and how it is made. Our community members undertake interdisciplinary materials projects that draw on fundamental sciences in pursuit of beneficial engineering solutions. From construction materials to virus-grown nanostructures, we seek to understand the creation, composition, structure, properties, and performance of materials – and to derive new, effective, and sustainable alternatives. 

Our field welcomes original thinkers who embrace complexity, aspire to drive positive change, and harness the power of ambitious research to shape a better future. Our collaborative community of students, scientists, practitioners, and scholars from across the globe are dedicated to that mission. 

In our labs and classrooms, current and future leaders in the field expand knowledge through experiments and projects that link diverse scientific disciplines. From novel manufacturing methods to high-capacity batteries, their work has resulted in powerful discoveries and innovations that positively influence virtually every corner of society.