RPI Engineering

With a focus in one of the most rapidly evolving academic disciplines, Rensselaer’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering is home to nearly 150 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students. Research within the field meets an ever-increasing demand for solid materials from the designers of jet engines and rocket boosters, microelectronic devices, optical components, medical prostheses, and many other products. The principles that govern the processing and structure of materials to produce optimum properties and performance are embodied in the materials engineering curriculum.

Chaitanya Ullal receives NSF CAREER Award

Chaitanya Ullal, an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Materials Research.

Material Advantage Most Outstanding Chapter Award

Congratulations to our MSE Material Advantage students for receiving the 2015-2016 Most Outstanding Chapter Award at MS&T, Materials Science & Technology 2016 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 23-27, 2016.


Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Prof. Ganpati Ramanath, John Tod Horton Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) upon the recommendation of the Division of Materials Physics.

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