Materials Science and Engineering

Prospective students should use this checklist to obtain specific admissions requirements on how to apply to Graduate School.

Degree Offered:Ph.D., M.S.M.E
Director:Dr. Selvum Pillay
Phone:(205) 934-8450
E-mail:pillay@uab.edu
Web site:www.eng.uab.edu

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general Graduate School admission requirements, requirements for admission to the M.S.Mt.E. and Ph.D. graduate programs include the following criteria:

  1. A 3.0 (A = 4.0) or better GPA on all undergraduate degree major courses attempted
  2. MSE evaluates the three scores reported on the GRE revised General Test (as of August 2012):
    • a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
    • a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
    • an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments. 
MSE recommends that a student receive a minimum quantitative score of 148/170 (600/800 on the old scale); a verbal score of 153/180 (500/800 on the old scale) and a score of 3/6 on the analytical writing
  1. TOEFL is an additional requirement for international students. The revised TOEFL scoring scale for an internet based TOEFL test (iBT) is 0-120 which includes:
    • Reading Section (Score of 0-30)
    • Listening Section (Score of 0-30)
    • Speaking Section (Score of 0-30)
    • Writing Section (Score of 0-30)
MSE requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80-120 (20 in each section) to be considered for admission and financial support. For applicants who report TOEFL scores based on a paper test or a computer test, the scores will be compared to the iBT scale.
 

Preparatory Content

A student seeking a graduate degree in Materials Engineering without a Baccalaureate degree in Materials Engineering or similarly named program  accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, must demonstrate competence at the undergraduate level in the areas of engineering materials, physical behavior of materials, thermodynamics, mechanical behavior of materials. He/she may do this by passing a comprehensive examination on some of the following course content depending on the student's academic background. Students may be exempted from individual courses if they demonstrate that they possess the knowledge from that course. However, the burden of proof is on the student. The decisions are based on a balance between assuring a sufficient background and imposing more extensive testing demands. The courses that fulfill the preparatory requirements are:

RequirementsHours
MSE 280Engineering Materials3
MSE 281Physical Materials I4
MSE 380Thermodynamics of Materials (Not required if graduate students take MSE 603/703)3
MSE 381Physical Materials II3
MSE 382Mechanical Behavior of Materials3

M.S.Mt.E. Program

The following minimum requirements for a Master of Science in Materials Engineering apply to a student who has earned a baccalaureate degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, in materials or metallurgical engineering or in a similarly named engineering program. A student with an undergraduate degree in another field of engineering or in the physical sciences may also be accepted into the Materials Engineering program. However, such a student will be required to demonstrate competence in fields of study that emphasize the interrelationship among structure, processing, performance, and properties of materials. This can be accomplished by one of the methods described under "Preparatory Courses." All full-time master's students must take MSE 601 Materials Science and Engineering Seminar every term.

Plan I (Thesis Option)

The student must successfully complete at least 24 semester hours of (primarily) materials engineering graduate course work.

  • Of these 24 hours, 3 to 6 semester hours will be approved courses in mathematics, physical sciences, another engineering discipline or management (a maximum of 3 hours are allowed in management).
  • Up to 9 of the 24 hours may be at the 500 level.
  • The student must successfully complete and defend a thesis.
  • The student must register for and successfully complete at least 9 semester hours of in addition to the 24 semester hours of course work.

Plan II (Non-thesis Option): Research/Design Emphasis

The student must successfully complete at least 30 semester hours of (primarily) materials engineering graduate course work.

  • Of these 30 hours, 3 to 6 semester hours will be approved courses in mathematics, physical sciences, another engineering discipline or management (a maximum of 3 hours are allowed in management).
  • Up to 9 of the 30 hours may be at the 500 level.
  • The student must complete 3 semester hours of MSE 699 Thesis Research, involving an on-site research project (usually taken after completion of all coursework).
  • Successfully complete a written comprehensive examination on all course work taken in the program or a comprehensive examination on the on-site research project topic. The latter option requires a publication-quality manuscript and oral presentation (with questions) deemed acceptable by the graduate committee.

Plan II (Non-thesis Option): Technology/Engineering Management Emphasis

The student must successfully complete at least 30 semester hours of graduate credits.

  • 12 semester hours of course work in a specific area of materials science and engineering (at least 6 of these 12 hours must be at the 600 level).
  • 6 semester hours of approved management course work.
  • 9 semester hours of engineering-oriented management coursework. 
  • 3 hours of MBA 631 Administrative Theory and Practice.
  • The student must also complete 3 semester hours of involving an on-site design or research project (usually undertaken after completion of all course work).  
  • Successfully complete a written comprehensive examination on all course work taken in the program or a comprehensive examination on the on-site research project topic. The latter option requires a publication-quality manuscript and oral presentation (with questions) deemed acceptable by the graduate committee.

Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. program in Materials Engineering is offered jointly with the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). All full-time doctoral students must take MSE 701-Materials Science and Engineering Seminar every term.

PhD Track (For students entering with a BS):

The following minimum requirements for a PhD in materials engineering apply to a student who has earned a baccalaureate degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, in materials or metallurgical engineering or in a similarly named engineering program. A student with an undergraduate degree in another field of engineering or in the physical sciences may also be accepted into the Materials Engineering program. However, such a student will be required to demonstrate competence in fields of study that emphasize the interrelationship among structure, processing, performance, and properties of materials. This can be accomplished by one of the methods described under "Preparatory Courses."

The requirements for a Ph.D. student entering with a BS  degree are:

  • A minimum of 48 hours of approved graduate course work in metallurgical engineering, materials engineering, or fields supportive of these (15 hours may be at the 500 level and at least 6 semester hours but no more than 12 must be in supportive fields (a maximum of 6 hours can be in management). Additional course work may be required at the discretion of the mentor and program director.
  • Successful completion of a written qualifying examination. (Students will receive a Plan II Master’s upon successful completion of the Qualifying Exam and 30 hours of coursework)
  • Successful completion of a Dissertation Research Proposal and examination on topics related to the student’s research. (Completion of this step is required for Admission to Candidacy).
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours in MSE 799 Dissertation Research.
  • Successful defense of a research dissertation in metallurgical/materials engineering.

PhD Track (For students entering with a MS):

This track is for students entering the program with a master’s degree in Materials Engineering or a closely related field.

The requirements for a Ph.D. student entering with a MS degree are:

  • A minimum of 24 hours of approved graduate course work in metallurgical engineering, materials engineering, or fields supportive of these (6 hours may be at the 500 level and at least 3 semester hours but no more than 6 must be in supportive fields (a maximum of 3 hours can be in management). Additional course work may be required at the discretion of the mentor and program director.
  • Successful completion of a written qualifying examination.
  • Successful completion of a Dissertation Research Proposal and examination on topics related to the student’s research. (Completion of this step is required for Admission to Candidacy).
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours in MSE 799 Dissertation Research.
  • Successful defense of a research dissertation in metallurgical/materials engineering.

Additional Information

Deadline for Entry Term(s):Each semester and summer
Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office - Fall Semester:March 1st
Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office - Spring Semester:August 31st
Number of Evaluation Forms Required:Three
Entrance Tests:GRE (TOEFL and TWE also required for international applicants whose native language is not English.)
Comments:*To be considered for funding

For detailed information, contact Dr. Selvum Pillay, Graduate Program Director, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, BEC 254,  1150 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-4461.

Telephone 205-934-9199
Web http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/

Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE)

The Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) program is a Department of Energy funded initiative at UAB for advancing the state of the art in lightweight materials and manufacturing technologies for automotive, mass transit and truck. There is increasing emphasis on reducing weight in vehicles as a means to meet stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. The GATE program recruits graduate students from materials, mechanical, biomedical, civil and interdisciplinary engineering with a GPA of 3.5 or above. The GATE scholars work towards their research on GATE topics and enroll in GATE courses. A GATE certificate of completion is issued by the MSE department upon successful completion of GATE courses. Please visit www.uab.edu for additional information and the application process for the GATE program.

Courses

MSE 501. Materials Processing. 3 Hours.

Processing of metals, glasses, ceramics, and composites. Powder, casting, welding, rapid solidification, and other advanced approaches.

MSE 502. Frontiers of Materials. 3 Hours.

Recent advances in materials technology and application. Novel processing, structures, properties, and performance issues.

MSE 505. Frontiers of Automotive Materials. 3 Hours.

Advanced lightweight automotive materials, manufacturing and modeling techniques. Technology advancements in cost-effective carbon, glass and related reinforcements; "green" and sustainable materials, crashworthiness and injury protection of occupants and pedestrians, metal castings, heavy truck, mass transit, fuel cell and hybrid vehicles. Students taking this class will receive a GATE certificate of training in automotive materials technologies upon successful completion.

MSE 508. Nanomaterials. 3 Hours.

The emphasis of this course will be to introduce the basic tools of nanotechnology, building blocks of nanostructured materials, the behavior of materials with nanoscale structures and their technological applications, including automotive, medical, and electronic, etc. MSE 280 is recommended.

MSE 509. Principles of Metal Casting. 3 Hours.

Production and evaluation of cast ferrous metals (gray iron, ductile iron, steel) and non-ferrous metals (brass, bronze, aluminum). Design of castings and molds. Laboratory on the gating, risering and molten metal treatment, analysis and handling techniques required to produce high quality castings.
Prerequisites: MSE 280 [Min Grade: D]

MSE 509L. Principles of Metal Casting. 0 Hours.

Production and evaluation of cast ferrous metals (gray iron, ductile iron, steel) and non-ferrous metals (brass, bronze, aluminum). Design of castings and molds. Laboratory on the gating, risering and molten treatment, analysis and handling techniques required to produce high quality castings.

MSE 513. Composite Materials. 3 Hours.

Processing, structure, and properties of metal-, ceramic-, and polymer-matrix composite materials. Roles of interfacial bond strength, reinforcement type and orientation and matrix selection in physical and mechanical properties of composite materials.

MSE 530. Polymeric Materials. 3 Hours.

Processing methods, structure/engineering/property relationships, and applications of polymeric materials.

MSE 530L. Polymeric Materials Lab. 0 Hours.

Introduction to polymeric chemistry laboratory.

MSE 533. Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials. 3 Hours.

Principles, applications, and limitations of ultrasonic vibrations, acoustic emission, radiographic, magnetic particle, eddy current, and other nondestructive testing methods. Intelligent sensors and health monitoring of real structures.

MSE 562. Composites Manufacturing. 3 Hours.

Principles of manufacturing and processing of polymeric matrix composites. Production techniques including filament winding, pultrusion, and liquid infusion techniques combined with design, environmental and manufacturing issues of polymer matrix composites.

MSE 564. Metals and Alloys. 3 Hours.

Microstructures, properties, heat treatment, and processing of ferrous and nonferrous materials.

MSE 564L. Metals and Alloys Lab. 0 Hours.

Laboratory component of MSE 564 and must be taken concurrently.

MSE 565. Characterization of Materials. 4 Hours.

Theory and practice of materials characterization, with emphasis on optical metallography, quantitative metallography, scanning electron microscopy, crystallography, and x-ray diffraction. Specific application in metals and ceramics considered.

MSE 565L. Characterization of Materials Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Laboratory component for Characterization of Materials.

MSE 570. Ceramic Materials. 4 Hours.

Structure, processing, properties, and uses of ceramic compounds and glasses. Mechanical, thermal, and electrical behavior of ceramic materials in terms of microstructure and processing variables.

MSE 570L. Ceramic Materials Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Laboratory component of MSE 570 and must be taken concurrently.

MSE 574. Metals and Alloys II. 3 Hours.

Production and physical metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys including: steel alloys, inoculation and production of ductile, gray, compacted and malleable iron; advanced heat treatments of steel and iron; conventional and ultra-high strength aluminum alloys; wrought and cast copper alloys; wrought and cast magnesium alloys.

MSE 584. Electronic, Magnetic and Thermal Properties of Materials. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of electron band structure, mechanisms behind rectifying junctions, transistors, and other electronic devices. Magnetic and thermal properties of materials.

MSE 590. Special Topics in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

Special Topics in Area.

MSE 601. Materials Science and Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Required of all full-time masters students.

MSE 603. Thermodynamics of Materials. 3 Hours.

Atomistic and classical approaches to the understanding of the thermodynamics of solids, phase transformations, chemical reactions, and alloy systems.

MSE 610. Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Applications Development. 3 Hours.

Introduction to advanced materials by design, near net-shape cost-effective manufacturing, synergistic knowledge of material properties, durability and function. Hands on activities related to extrusion-compression, fiber spinning, thermoset/thermoplastic materials, medical grade materials, intermediate forms and hybrid manufacturing. Integrated process and product development methodology. Student projects will involve manufacturing processes associated with mass production.

MSE 614. Process Quality Engineering. 3 Hours.

Application of the concepts and tools of total quality to develop, implement, and maintain an effective quality assurance system in a materials processing and manufacturing environment. Students will be exposed to probability models, statistical tools, linear and multiple regression, DOE, TQM and six sigma.

MSE 615. Nucleation and Growth. 3 Hours.

Nucleation, growth and phase transformations in materials. The roles of heterogeneities, boundaries, temperature and free energy are addressed.

MSE 623. Solidification. 3 Hours.

Planefront, cellular, and dendritic growth of single and polyphase alloys as applied to normal and directional solidification. Influence of epitaxy and convection on solidification structures.

MSE 630. Soft Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications. 3 Hours.

This course deals with the synthesis and characterization of high molecular weight polymers using a range of polymerization reactions. Polymerization techniques will include addition, condensation and copolymerization. The associated kinetic and mechanistic studies will be presented. Characterization of solution properties, molecular weight and molecular structure will also be covered.

MSE 631. Polymer Structure and Morphology. 3 Hours.

Application of x-ray and electron diffraction, light, electron and atomic force microscopy to crystal structure and morphology of polymers. Morphology-processing-property relationships, deformation mechanisms and orientation characterization.

MSE 632. Polymer Processing. 3 Hours.

Introduction to polymer processing. Design and analysis of plastic products and processes based on knowledge of the composition and physical and rheological behavior of the polymers. Product properties will be correlated with processing-induced morphology.

MSE 633. Advanced Mechanics of Deformation. 3 Hours.

Basics and intermediate mechanics of deflection of beams and columns, mechanics of impact, failure theories, plastic deformation of materials, fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep and vibration. The topics will be supported by industry relevant case studies.Suggested prerequisites included Mechanics of Solids (CE 220) and Mechanical Behavior (MSE 382).

MSE 634. Design/Manf Tech for Automotive Applications. 3 Hours.

Basics of lightweight materials, avenues on automotive component designs, emerging processing technologies in lost foam casting, thermoplastic composites and testing methodologies.

MSE 635. Advanced Mechanics of Composites. 3 Hours.

Classical lamination theory, analysis and failure of reinforced composite material systems, anisotropic elasticity, stress analysis and design of laminated composites including 3D effects, stress concentrations, free-edgeeffects, hygrothermal behavior, adhesive and mechanical connections.

MSE 636. Engineering Fibers. 3 Hours.

Processing-microstructure-properties of different fibrous materials: natural polymeric fibers (jute, sisal, silk, etc.), synthetic polymeric fibers (aramid and polyethylene, etc.), metallic fibers, and high performance ceramic fibers (alumina and silicon carbide). Application of Weibull statistics to strength of fibrous materials, techniques of mechanical testing of fibers and applications of fibers in various fields.

MSE 643. Scanning Electron Microscopy. 3 Hours.

Characterization of materials using scanning electron microscopy. Microscope construction and operation, interaction of electrons and signal production, imaging, and x-ray spectroscopy addressed.

MSE 643L. Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Laboratory component of Scanning Electron Microscopy course.

MSE 644. Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction. 3 Hours.

Characterization of materials using diffraction. Crystallographic descriptions and databases, diffraction theory, X-ray diffractometer construction and operation, and experimental techniques are addressed. Comparisons of diffraction techniques are made.
Prerequisites: (MSE 643 [Min Grade: C] or MSE 743 [Min Grade: C])

MSE 644L. Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Laboratory component of Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction course.

MSE 653. Phase Diagrams. 3 Hours.

Analysis and interpretation of binary, ternary, and more complex phase diagrams including thermodynamic basis and construction.

MSE 667. Process Modeling/Simulation for Lightweight Mtls. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of analytical methods and computational modeling for manufacturing processes of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Applications on processes such as metal cutting, welding, casting, massive forming, solidification, rapid prototyping, injection molding and resin transfer molding.

MSE 668. Applied Finite Element Analysis. 3 Hours.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used widely for design optimization and failure prediction in automobile, energy, aerospace, and other industries. This course primarily looks at how practically to set up static structural models and get meaningful results. The focus will be on applying loading and boundary conditions, good meshes, convergence of results, and correct interpretation of results. Students will learn how to set up models using programs such as Pro/Engineer and ANSYS.

MSE 690. Special Topics In (Area). 1-6 Hour.

Special Topics in (Area).

MSE 691. Individual Study in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

Individual Study in (Area).

MSE 698. Non-Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

Non-Thesis Research.

MSE 699. Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC M

MSE 701. Materials Science and Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Materials Science and Engineering Seminar. Required of all full-time doctoral students.

MSE 703. Thermodynamics of Materials. 3 Hours.

Atomistic and classical approaches to the understanding of the thermodynamics of solids, phase transformations, chemical reactions, and alloy systems.

MSE 713. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. 3 Hours.

Microstructural effects on deformation mechanisms responsible for mechanical behavior of engineering materials.

MSE 714. Process Quality Engineering. 3 Hours.

Application of the concepts and tools of total quality to develop, implement, and maintain an effective quality assurance system in a materials processing and manufacturing environment. Students will be exposed to probability models, statistical tools, linear and multiple regression, DOE, TQM and six sigma.

MSE 715. Nucleation and Growth. 3 Hours.

Nucleation, growth and phase transformations in materials. The roles of heterogeneities, boundaries, temperature and free energy are addressed.

MSE 723. Solidification. 3 Hours.

Planefront, cellular, and dendritic growth of single and polyphase alloys as applied to normal and directional solidification. Influence of epitaxy and convection on solidification structures.

MSE 730. Soft Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications. 3 Hours.

This course deals with the synthesis and characterization of high molecular weight polymers using a range of polymerization reactions. Polymerization techniques will include addition, condensation and copolymerization. The associated kinetic and mechanistic studies will be presented. Characterization of solution properties, molecular weight and molecular structure will also be covered.

MSE 731. Polymer Structure and Morphology. 3 Hours.

Application of x-ray and electron diffraction, light, electron and atomic force microscopy to crystal structure and morphology of polymers. Morphology-processing-property relationships, deformation mechanisms and orientation characterization.

MSE 732. Polymer Processing. 3 Hours.

Introduction to polymer processing. Design and analysis of plastic products and processes based on knowledge of the composition and physical and rheo- logical behavior of the polymers. Product properties will be correlated with processing-induced morphology.
Prerequisites: MSE 501 [Min Grade: C] and MSE 530 [Min Grade: C]

MSE 733. Advanced Mechanics of Deformation. 3 Hours.

Basics and intermediate mechanics of deflection of beams and columns, mechanics of impact, failure theories, plastic deformation of materials, fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep and vibration. The topics will be supported by industry relevant case studies.Suggested prerequisites included Mechanics of Solids (CE 220) and Mechanical Behavior (MSE 382).

MSE 734. Design/Manf Tech for Automotive Applications. 3 Hours.

Basics of lightweight materials, avenues on automotive component designs, emerging processing technologies in lost foam casting, thermoplastic composites and testing methodologies.

MSE 735. Advanced Mechanics of Composites. 3 Hours.

Classical lamination theory, analysis and failure of reinforced composite material systems, anisotropic elasticity, stress analysis and design of laminated composites including 3D effects, stress concentrations, free-edgeeffects, hygrothermal behavior, adhesive and mechanical connections.

MSE 736. Engineering Fibers. 3 Hours.

Processing-microstructure-properties of different fibrous materials: natural polymeric fibers (jute, sisal, silk, etc.) synthetic polymeric fibers (aramid and polyethylene, etc.), metallic fibers, and high performance ceramic fibers (alumina and silicon carbide). Application of Weibull statistics to strength of fibrous materials, techniques of mechanical testing of fibers and applications of fibers in various fields.

MSE 743. Scanning Electron Microscopy. 3 Hours.

Characterization of materials using scanning electron microscopy. Microscope construction and operation, interaction of electrons and signal production, imaging, and x-ray spectroscopy addressed.

MSE 743L. Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Laboratory component for Scanning Electron Microscopy course.

MSE 744. Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction. 3 Hours.

Characterization of materials using diffraction. Crystallographic descriptions and databases, diffraction theory, X-ray diffractometer construction and operation, and experimental techniques are addressed. Comparisons of diffraction techniques are made.
Prerequisites: (MSE 643 [Min Grade: C] or MSE 743 [Min Grade: C])

MSE 744L. Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Laboratory component for Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction course.

MSE 753. Phase Diagrams. 3 Hours.

Analysis and interpretation of binary, ternary, and more complex phase diagrams including thermodynamic basis and construction.

MSE 767. Process Modeling/Simulation for Lightweight Mtls. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of analytical methods and computation modeling for manufacturing processes of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Applications on processes such as metal cutting, welding, casting, massive forming, solidification, rapid prototyping, injection molding, and resin transfer molding.

MSE 768. Applied Finite Element Analysi. 3 Hours.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used widely for design optimization and failure prediction in automobile, energy, aerospace, and other industries. This course primarily looks at how practically to set up static structural models and get meaningful results. The focus will be on applying loading and boundary conditions, good meshes, convergence of results, and correct interpretation of results. Students will learn how to set up models using programs such as Pro/Engineer and ANSYS.

MSE 790. Special Topics in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

Special Topics In (Area).

MSE 791. Individual Study in (Area). 1-6 Hour.

Individual Study in (Area).

MSE 798. Non-Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

MSE 799. Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC D

Faculty

Andrews, J. Barry, Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering, 1976, B.S. (UAB), M.E., PhD. (Florida), P.E. (Alabama), Polymer and Metal Matrix Composites, Solidification, Physical Metalurgy
Chawla, Krishan Kumar, Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering, 1998, B.S. (Banaras Hindu, India), M.S., Ph.D. (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Metal, Ceramic, and Polymer Matrix Composite Materials; Fibers; Foams
Dwyer, Zoe. B., Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, 1999, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (UAB)
Foley, Robin D., Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 1990, B.S., M.S. (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Ph.D. (Wisconsin-Madison), Materials Characterization, Physical Metallurgy, Metals Casting
Genau, Amber L., Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2010, B.S., M.S. (Iowa State); Ph.D. (Northwestern), Metal solidification and microstructure formation, Quantitative analysis of compolex three-dimensional structures, Ternary eutectic microstructures
Griffin, John A. , Research Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2011, B.S.Mt.E, M.S.Mt.E. (UAB), Metals Casting, Testing and Characterization, Nondestructive Evaluation
Janowski, Gregg M., Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation, 1990, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Michigan Technological), X-Ray Diffraction, Composite Materials, Physical Metallurgy, Structure-Processing-Property Relationships
Mahapatra, Majoj K., Assistant Professor of Materials Science Engineering, 2015, BTech (University of Calcutta - India), MTech (IT-BHU - India), Ph.D. (Virginia Tech), Ceramics and glasses for advanced energy systems, Structural ceramics, Solid waste immobilization, Chemistry-processing-structure-property relationship, Electrochemistry, Materials degradation
Monroe, Charles A., Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2012, B.S. (Penn State), M.S., Ph.D. (Iowa), Metals Casting, Design for Manufacture, Process Modeling
Ning, Haibin, Assistant Professor, 2010, B.E. (Central South University, China); M.S. (Guangxi University, China), Ph.D. (UAB), Polymer Matrix Composite Materials, Metal; Design and Modeling
Pillay, Selvum, Associate Professor and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, 2007, Bach (M L Suttan Technikon), M.S.M.E. (Florida A&M), Ph.D. (UAB), Polymer Matrix Composites, Manufacturing and Processing, Design for Manufacture; R & D to Commercialization
Simien, Daneesh, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2014, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Rice University), Self Corrective and Response, "Smart" Nano Scale Composite Materials, Structure-Property Relationships of Polymer Composites Inclusive of Rheological and Electrical Properties, Nano Scale Sensors and Flexible Robust Electronics
Thomas, Vinoy, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2007, B.S., M.S. (University of Kerala, India), Ph.D. (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, India), Polymeric Biomaterials and 3D Composite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, Nanomaterials and Nanodiamonds for Biomedical Applications, Green Materials Synthesis and Structure-Property Relationships
Vaidya, Uday K., Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Chair of Materials Science and Engineering; Director, Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center, 2001, B.S.M.E. (Karnataka University, India), M.S. (Shivaji University, India), Ph.D. (Auburn), Composites Application Development; Thermoset and Thermoplastic Polymer Matrix Composites; Design, Manufacturing & Processing Modeling; Nondestructive Evaluation and Dynamic Response; R&D to Commercialization