Materials Science & Engineering

Student News


U of U hosts day of engineering for Girl Scouts

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Department News


U Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform  More…


Message from the Department Chair

Feng Liu

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah is the only ABET accredited Materials Science and Engineering program in the State of Utah.


We offer a comprehensive materials science and engineering curriculum, state of-the-art laboratory facilities and faculty with diverse research backgrounds. Our undergraduate program prepares students interested in advance degrees or working for high-tech industries.  Our graduate research program has strength with international recognition in focused areas of nano-energy materials as well as continuing the research for new materials in an ever changing world. The faculty and staff are dedicated to give our students a memorable and life-changing experience studying and researching the wonderful world of materials.

If you have questions concerning our curriculum or research possibilities please contact us.

Feng Liu
Professor and Chair

Department Calendar

Fall 2014

  • November 27-28
    • Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 12
    • Last Day of Classes
  • December 15-19

    Related Links


    Nano Institute of Utah

    Materials Characterization Lab

    College of Engineering

    The Undergraduate Materials Science & Engineering program is accredited by:
    The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET >>> 
    Last Updated: 11/14/14