Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington



About the Department

The Materials Science and Engineering Department is the oldest, largest and most diversified program in North Texas. It is a university-wide, highly-interdisciplinary graduate program with eight core materials faculty and approximately 25 affiliated faculty spanning from physics and chemistry to electrical, mechanical, aerospace, civil and bio engineering.

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Graduate Courses

The department has the highest Ph.D. student to faculty ratio and one of the highest research expenditures to faculty ratios at UTA. We have courses in nanoscale materials and nanotechnology, magnetic, optical and energy materials, bio/nano materials and surface engineering and thin film technology. The department’s growth is aided by high levels of research funding from NSF, DOE, ONR, NASA, DOD and other federal, industrial and state sources in the areas of micro/nano electronic devices, self-assembled nanomaterials, multifunctional, nanocomposite thin films, bio/nanomagnets, optoelectronics, solar cells and materials for clean energy, advanced lubricants, and coatings.

Ninand Paranjape
The MSE program at UTA perfectly summarized all the necessary aspects of this [semiconductor fabrication] field and gave me a new outlook towards the world and the things we can do in it. Ninad Paranjape
(2017 Master’s Graduate)
Global Foundries, U.S., Inc. - Process Engineer
Malta, NJ
Valery Ouvarov-Bancalero
This is a place at the forefront of innovation that offers endless opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems. Valery Ouvarov-Bancalero
(2018 Ph.D. Graduate)
Intel - Packaging R&D Engineer
Phoenix, AZ
Megen Maginot
One of my favorite parts of the Materials Science and Engineering Department culture at UTA is the focus on collaboration . . . That mix of people helped me understand the type of profession I wanted to work toward. Megen Maginot
(2014 Ph.D. Graduate)
ConocoPhillips - Optimization Engineer
Houston, TX
Vinay Sharma
The practical exposure to high-end technological tools and knowledge from subject experts helped me prepare for challenging R&D opportunities in industry. Vinay Sharma
(2017 Ph.D. Graduate)
Alcon, A Norvatis Division - Senior Scientist
Fort Worth, TX
Chinmai Ballal
I shall always keep in mind [the professor’s] guidance and tips to work in a professional environment.  Chinmai Ballal
(2017 Master’s Graduate)
Applied Materials - Quality Engineer
Austin, TX

Engineering Research Building at The University of Texas at Arlington

Engineering at UTA

UTA's College of Engineering provides one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in the nation, with eleven baccalaureate, fourteen master's, and nine doctoral programs. Students from around the world work with award-winning faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, acquiring the knowledge and skills they'll need to create viable solutions to today's most pressing problems.