PhD in Materials Science and Engineering The University of Tennessee - Tickle College of Engineering
The UT Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) offers a PhD degree in materials science and engineering with concentrations in materials, metallurgy, polymers, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and energy science & engineering.
Our graduate program is as diverse as the field it covers. Materials science and engineering is a truly interdisciplinary subject cutting across the traditional disciplines of engineering, the physical sciences, and even areas of life sciences. It calls for individuals able and willing to take a broad perspective and capable of handling interdisciplinary problems.
New graduate students are often from disciplines other than materials engineering, polymer science, or metallurgical engineering. Students with undergraduate degrees in chemical, mechanical, or electrical engineering, as well as engineering science and mechanics, or the physical sciences, are particularly well suited for the program. Students from physics and chemistry, particularly condensed matter physics and physical chemistry are strongly encouraged to pursue careers in materials science and engineering. No student is expected to have experience in all subject areas and courses are structured to accommodate a wide variety of backgrounds.
Our graduates are in great demand, both in the US and internationally. A significant number of nationally respected corporations regard UT as a “target university” for hiring new engineers. Many of our graduates have risen to top positions in industry, government, and academia. An engineering degree from UT offers an excellent foundation for a successful career.
UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering is dedicated to becoming a world-class facility for the most recent technological developments in the following research areas:
- Materials for Energy Applications
- Advanced Structural Materials
- Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials
- Computer Materials Science
- Polymer and Bio-materials