Materials Science & Engineering Department

Materials Science & Engineering

Everything we use is made of some material or combination of materials. Materials science is involved with all the processes that turn natural resources into useful products that impact all facets of our economy such as aerospace, electronics, transportation, communication, construction, recreation, entertainment, and environment.

We prepare you for the future

UWM provides materials students exposure to:

  • Biomaterials
  • Materials for energy application
  • Advanced materials characterization
  • Metal casting
  • Specific courses in ceramics, polymers, composites, and electronic materials

Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:

  • Polymer solar cells
  • Materials for advanced drug delivery
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Structural analysis of aerospace materials
  • Materials for energy storage
  • Application of nanomaterials in construction
  • Self-healing metals and advanced metal-matrix composites

We offer an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in engineering degree in Materials Engineering that prepares you for the future.

Degrees Awarded914128
Starting Salary$59,000

Learn more about our program educational objectives and student outcomes.

Department Chair

Associate Professor Nidal Abu-Zahra


Office Manager

Ms. Shelley R. Fowler



The Materials Engineering Major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700

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