No wonder why historical ages of humanity are named after materials (Stone, Bronze, ‎Iron Ages). ‎Materials have been in use in all aspects of human life whether as tools, ‎weapons, shelter, or ‎artistic and religious activities.

Nowadays, materials use includes, ‎but not ‎limited to, computer ‎chips, ‎flexible concrete skyscrapers, plastic bags, ‎artificial ‎hips, superconductors, lasers, shape-‎memory ‎materials (SMMs), ‎quasi-crystals, ultra ‎hard materials, superalloys, carbon nanotubes ‎‎(CNT), and many ‎others. ‎

Materials science and engineering involves making materials that reliable ‎and useful ‎to humankind.

This is ‎accomplished through design, processing, and ‎characterization ‎of materials with controlled compositions, ‎microstructures and ‎properties.‎Therefore, the ‎educational program of the Department deal with the scientific and ‎engineering ‎aspects of the structure, properties, processing/manufacturing and ‎application of ‎materials.‎

We are interested in developing new materials that address critical issues facing society including construction materials, plastics, composites, electronics, environment, and health care. Because graduates in materials science and engineering are challenged to be general practitioners, the department provides the necessary balance between the fundamental and technical aspects of the field in all specialties.

The department has distinguished faculty members, technical, and support staff, with over 60 undergraduate students already enrolled. The department stands among two ‎‎materials engineering departments in the country.