Materials Science and Engineering (ENMA)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Engineering

Abstract

Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program. Students from engineering and science disciplines receive a solid foundation in the physics and chemistry of materials, thermodynamics and structure of materials, as well as the latest technological aspects of materials in today’s manufacturing environment. Faculty research areas are mainly concentrated in the development of novel materials for today’s electronics, energy, biomedical and high tech industries. These materials may be bulk or thin film format and range from ceramics, semiconductors, metals, polymer and biomaterials. Departmental faculty members are major participants in the University of Maryland Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Maryland NanoCenter and the University of Maryland Energy Research Center. For an overview of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, please visit Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance in the form of teaching and research assistantships and sponsored fellowships are available to qualified students. Requests for financial assistance will be considered for Fall admission only.

Contact

Ichiro Takeuchi
Graduate Program Director
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

1242 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
8228 Paint Branch Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.6809
Email: enmagrad@deans.umd.edu

Website: http://www.mse.umd.edu

Courses: ENMA

General Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - optional
  • CV/Resume - optional

The Department offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science (thesis or non-thesis options) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. In addition, students enrolled in the Professional Master of Engineering program may choose Materials Science and Engineering as a program option. Graduate study is open to qualified students holding a bachelor’s degree from accredited programs in any of the engineering and science areas. For detailed admissions and program information, please visit Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Programs

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents January 5, 2023 October 11, 2022
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants January 5, 2023 September 29, 2022

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: http://www.mse.umd.edu
Application Process: gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/application-process/step-step-guide-applying

Special equipment includes scanning and transmission electron microscopes; X-ray diffraction devices; image analysis and mechanical testing facilities; crystal growing, thin film deposition and analysis equipment; HPLC, GC, IR and other sample preparation and analytical apparatus.

The Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing (LAMP) in JM Patterson 2225 includes a class 1000 clean room for various kinds of thin film processing, particularly things difficult to acccomplish in the NanoCenter’s new FabLab clean room in the Kim Building. LAMP also features custom-designed ultraclean chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment as the basis for research in nano applications and manufacturing process prototyping, particularly with real-time chemical sensing for metrology and process control. A custom wafer-scanning electrical characterization facility enables resistance and capacitance mapping.

The Nano-Bio Systems Laboratory (NBSL) in JM Patterson 2229 adjoins LAMP and provides capability for biotech research, specifically in biomaterials processing and biomicrosystems development. It includes a Zeiss 310 laser confocal/fluorescence microscope, microfluidic chip testing for biomolecular reaction and cellular response experiments, biomaterials deposition, a Zyvex L200 nanomanipulator system for life science studies, and mass spectrometry and ICP optical emission equipment.

The W. M. Keck Laboratory for Combinatorial Nanosynthesis and Multiscale Characterization in 1141 Kim Building houses several thin film deposition chambers for rapid exploration of novel functional materials. The combinatorial approach allows simultaneous investigation of large numbers of different samples. The combinatorial laser molecular beam epitaxy is used to perform atomic layer controlled combinatorial synthesis of functional materials. Atomically controlled growth of unitcells are monitored in-situ using electron diffraction.

The Advanced Imaging and Microscopy Laboratory (AIM), located in 1237 Jeong H. Kim Building, houses the most electron powerful microscopes within any university in the Washington, DC metro area. The facility has a Field-emission Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) with 1.4 angstrom resolution and can generate chemical-composition maps of materials using Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS) or Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS). Also housed in the lab are a thermionic TEM with 2.0 angstrom resolution (capable of in-situ electrical measurements and in-situ observations between -183 C and 1000C) and an electron microprobe with five Wavelength-Dispersion X-Ray Spectrometers (WDS).

Equipment available at other facilities include a Lakeshore vibrating scanning magnetometer and a scanning Auger spectrometer.

For additional information about the department’s research facilities, please visit the following webpage: Materials Science and Engineering Research.

Last Name First/Middle Name Graduate Faculty Status Academic Credentials Positions
Al-Sheikhly Mohamad I. Full Member B.Sc., University of Baghdad, 1974; Ph.D., University of Newcastle, 1981. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Ankem Sreeramamurthy Full Member B.Eng.,K.R. Engineering College-University of Mysore, 1972; M.Eng., Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore, 1974; Ph.D.,Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1980. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Anlage Steven Full Member B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982; M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1984; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1988 Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Physics
Affiliate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Aranda-Espinoza Jose Helim Full Member B.S., University of Zacatecas, Mexico 1990; M.S., University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico 1993; Ph.D., University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico 1998. Associate Chair, Bioengineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Associate Professor, Biophysics
Affiliate Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Briber Robert M. Full Member B.S.,Cornell University, 1979; M.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1981; Ph.D., 1984. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Biophysics
Professor, Chemical Physics
Christou Aristos Full Member B.A., Columbia University, 1967; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1971. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Reliability Engineering
Cumings John Full Member Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 2002 Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor, Chemical Physics
Eichhorn Bryan W. Full Member B.A., Rollins College, 1983;Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington, 1987. Professor, Chemical Physics
Professor, Chemistry
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Flatau Alison Full Member B.S., University of Connecticut, 1978; M.S., University of Utah, 1985, Ph.D., 1990 Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Director, Aerospace Engineering
Foecke Timothy Adjunct Member B.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1986; Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1991. University Affiliate, Materials Science and Engineering
Ghodssi Reza Full Member B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990; M.S., 1992; Ph.D., 1996. Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Systems Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Bioengineering
Hu Liangbing Full Member B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, 2002; Ph.D.,University of California, Los Angeles, 2007. Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Kofinas Peter Full Member B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989; M.S., 1989; Ph.D., 1994. Professor, Chemical Physics
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Bioengineering
Affiliate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Kukla Maija M. Non-Member M.Sc., University of Latvia, 1993; Doctor of Science, University of Latvia, 1996. Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Lee Sang Bok Full Member B.S., Seoul National University, 1990; M.S. 1992; Ph.D. 1997 Professor, Chemical Physics
Professor, Chemistry
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Leite Marina Soares Full Member B.S., Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, 2000; M.S., Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 2003; Ph.D., University of Brasilia, 2007. Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Livingston Richard A . Special Member A.B. Dartmouth College, 1968; B.E. Dartmouth College, 1969; M.S. M.E., Stanford University, 1970; Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1990. Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Lloyd Isabel K. Full Member B.S.,Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 1975; Ph.D.,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980. Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Martinez-Miranda Luz Full Member B.S.,University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras/San Juan, 1977; B.Mus., 1979; M.S.,1979; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985. Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor, Chemical Physics
Mo Yifei Full Member B.S., Peking University, 2005; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2010. Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Nie Zhihong Non-Member Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada, 2008 Assistant Professor, Chemical Physics
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Oehrlein Gottlieb Full Member B.S., Wurzburg University, 1976; Ph.D., SUNY-Albany, 1981. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Ouyang Min Full Member B.S., Peking University, 1995; M.S., Peking University, 1996; A.M., Harvard University, 1999; Ph.D., Harvard University, 2001; Associate Professor, Physics
Associate Professor, Chemical Physics
Affiliate Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Phaneuf Raymond J. Full Member A.B., College of the Holy Cross, 1978; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985. Acting Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
Rabin Oded Full Member B.A., The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology 1996; M.Sc., Weizmann Institute of Science, 1998; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004 Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor, Chemical Physics
Rubloff Gary W. Full Member B.A., Dartmouth College, 1966; M.S., University of Chicago, 1967; Ph.D., 1971. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Systems Engineering
Salamanca-Riba Lourdes G. Full Member Ph.D, Massachusetts Instutite of Technology. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Chemical Physics
Shapiro Benjamin Full Member B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1999. Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Associate Professor, Systems Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Sita Lawrence R. Full Member B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1981; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985. Professor, Chemical Physics
Professor, Chemistry
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Smela Elisabeth Full Member B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985; M.S. University of Pennsylvania, 1987; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1992 Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Takeuchi Ichiro Full Member B.S.,California Institute of Technology, 1987; Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, 1996. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Physics
Talin Albert Adjunct Member B.S., University of California, San Diego, 1989; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1995. University Affiliate, Materials Science and Engineering
Wachsman Eric Full Member B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1982; M.S., Stanford University, 1986; Ph.D. Stanford University, 1990. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Wang YuHuang Full Member B.S., Xiamen University, 1996; M.S., Emory University, 2000; Ph.D., Rice University, 2004 Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Wuttig Manfred R. Full Member B.S.,Technische Universitat Berlin, 1955; M.S., 1958; Ph.D., 1962. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Zachariah Michael R. Full Member B.S., University of California, LA, 1979, M.S., University of California, LA, 1981, Ph.D., University of California, LA, 1986 Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Professor, Chemistry
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering