Mission and Vision

 

Mission Statement for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

(June 2012)

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering engages faculty, students, postdoctoral researchers, engineers, and staff in developing and understanding relationships between processing, structure, properties, and the performance of materials in engineering applications.  The Department provides a research-intensive environment that encourages collaboration and underpins modern education of undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals in the field. This environment provides a strong foundation for advancing the frontiers of materials research, developing important technical innovations, and preparing engineers and scientists for challenging leadership careers.

 

Vision of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

(June 2012)

The Department of Materials Science will be internationally recognized for excellence in education and research in materials by leaders of industry and peers at academic institutions.  The department will be a destination for students, researchers, and faculty seeking to pursue scholarship that advances the science and engineering of materials. The department will be a source of research data, technical innovation, scientists, and engineers.