About the Program
Bachelor of Science (BS)
The joint major programs are designed for students who wish to undertake study in two areas of engineering in order to qualify for employment in either field or for positions in which competence in two fields is required. These curricula include the core courses in each of the major fields. While they require slightly increased course loads, they can be completed in four years. Both majors are shown on the student's transcript of record.
The Bioengineering/Materials Science and Engineering Joint Major is for students who have a keen interest in the field of biomaterials. Students will study the design and synthesis of novel materials that will define new paradigms in biomaterials from the molecular through macroscopic levels, and will also receive a broad-based learning experience that will include exposure to fundamental courses in engineering and life sciences. This joint major aims to allow the student to understand the interface between the two major fields. Students taking this double major will successfully compete for jobs in the field of biomaterials in the academe, industry, and government.
Admission to the Joint Major
Admission directly to a joint major is closed to freshmen and junior transfer applicants. Students interested in a joint program may apply to change majors during specific times in their academic progress. Please see the College of Engineering joint majors website for complete details.
In addition to the University, campus, and college requirements, students must fulfill the below requirements specific to their major program.
All courses taken in satisfaction of major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.
No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student’s major and minor programs.
A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for all work undertaken at UC Berkeley.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all technical courses taken in satisfaction of major requirements.
For information regarding residence requirements and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements tab.
For a detailed plan of study by year and semester, please see the Plan of Study tab.
Lower Division Requirements
|MATH 53||Multivariable Calculus||4|
|MATH 54||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||4|
and General Chemistry Laboratory 1
|or CHEM 4A||General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis|
|Chemical Structure and Reactivity|
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
|or CHEM 12A||Organic Chemistry|
|PHYSICS 7A||Physics for Scientists and Engineers||4|
|PHYSICS 7B||Physics for Scientists and Engineers||4|
|BIO ENG 10||Introduction to Biomedicine for Engineers||4|
|BIO ENG 11||Engineering Molecules 1||3|
|BIO ENG 26||Introduction to Bioengineering||1|
|ENGIN 7||Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers||4|
|or COMPSCI 61A||The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs|
|MAT SCI 45||Properties of Materials||3|
|MAT SCI 45L||Properties of Materials Laboratory||1|
Upper Division Requirements
Please note that technical courses listed below fulfill only one requirement.
|BIO ENG 102||Biomechanics: Analysis and Design||4|
|BIO ENG 103||Engineering Molecules 2||4|
|BIO ENG 104||Biological Transport Phenomena||4|
|BIO ENG C118||Biological Performance of Materials||4|
|MAT SCI 102||Bonding, Crystallography, and Crystal Defects||3|
|MAT SCI 103||Phase Transformations and Kinetics||3|
|MAT SCI 104|
and Materials Characterization Laboratory
|MAT SCI 130||Experimental Materials Science and Design||3|
|or BIO ENG 115||Tissue Engineering Lab|
|MAT SCI 151||Polymeric Materials||3|
|BIO ENG 110||Biomedical Physiology for Engineers||4|
|or BIO ENG 114||Cell Engineering|
|ENGIN 40||Engineering Thermodynamics||3-4|
|or CHEM 120B||Physical Chemistry|
|MAT SCI Electives: Select two courses from the following: 1||6-7|
|Properties of Electronic Materials |
|Corrosion (Chemical Properties) |
|Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials |
|Experimental Materials Science and Design |
|BIO ENG Elective: Select one of the following: 1||3-4|
|Biomedical Physiology for Engineers |
|Functional Biomaterials Development and Characterization |
|Cell Engineering |
|Tissue Engineering Lab |
|Structural Aspects of Biomaterials |
|BioMEMS and Medical Devices |
|Basic Principles of Drug Delivery |
|Introduction of Bionanoscience and Bionanotechnology |
|Bioengineering Design Project or Research: Select one of the following:||3-4|
|BioMems and BioNanotechnology Laboratory |
|Synthetic Biology Laboratory |
|Practical Light Microscopy |
|Senior Design Projects |
|Honors Undergraduate Research [3,4]|
|Undergraduate Design Research |
|Ethics requirement, select one of the following: 2||3-4|
|Ethics in Science and Engineering |
|Ethics, Engineering, and Society |
|Engineering, The Environment, and Society |
|Environmental Philosophy and Ethics |
|Bioethics and Society |
|Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society |
|Effective Personal Ethics for the Twenty-First Century |
|Ethical Theories |
|Moral Psychology |
Cannot be a course you have taken to fulfill another requirement.
The Ethics requirement will also fulfill one Humanities/Social Sciences requirement. See College Requirements tab.
Students in the College of Engineering must complete no fewer than 120 semester units with the following provisions:
- Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study.
- A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 (C average) and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical coursework required of the major.
- The final 30 units and two semesters must be completed in residence in the College of Engineering on the Berkeley campus.
- All technical courses (math, science, and engineering) that can fulfill requirements for the student's major must be taken on a letter graded basis (unless they are only offered P/NP).
- Entering freshmen are allowed a maximum of eight semesters to complete their degree requirements. Entering junior transfers are allowed five semesters to complete their degree requirements. Summer terms are optional and do not count toward the maximum. Students are responsible for planning and satisfactorily completing all graduation requirements within the maximum allowable semesters.
- Adhere to all college policies and procedures as they complete degree requirements.
- Complete the lower division program before enrolling in upper division engineering courses.
Humanities and Social Sciences (H/SS) Requirement
To promote a rich and varied educational experience outside of the technical requirements for each major, the College of Engineering has a six-course Humanities and Social Sciences breadth requirement, which must be completed to graduate. This requirement, built into all the engineering programs of study, includes two Reading and Composition courses (R&C), and four additional courses within which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Follow these guidelines to fulfill this requirement:
- Complete a minimum of six courses from the approved Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) lists.
- Courses must be a minimum of 3 semester units (or 4 quarter units).
- Two of the six courses must fulfill the College's Reading and Composition (R&C) requirement. These courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part B) must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. Please see the Reading and Composition Requirement page for a complete list of R&C courses available and a list of exams that can be applied toward the R&C Part A requirement. Students can also use the Class Schedule to view R&C courses offered in a given semester. Note: Only R&C Part A can be fulfilled with an AP, IB, or A-Level exam score. Test scores do not fulfill R&C Part B for College of Engineering students.
- The four additional courses must be chosen from the five areas listed in #13 below. These four courses may be taken on a pass/no pass basis.
- Special topics courses of 3 semester units or more will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Two of the six courses must be upper division (courses numbered 100-196).
- One of the six courses must satisfy the campus American Cultures (AC) requirement. Note that any American Cultures course of 3 units or more may be used to meet H/SS.
- A maximum of two exams (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or A-Level) may be used toward completion of the H/SS requirement. View the list of exams that can be applied toward H/SS requirements.
- No courses offered by any engineering department other than BIO ENG 100, COMPSCI C79, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC, ENGIN 185, and MEC ENG 191K may be used to complete H/SS requirements.
- Language courses may be used to complete H/SS requirements. View the list of language options.
- Courses may fulfill multiple categories. For example, CY PLAN 118AC satisfies both the American Cultures requirement and one upper division H/SS requirement.
- Courses numbered 97, 98, 99, or above 196 may not be used to complete any H/SS requirement.
- The College of Engineering uses modified versions of five of the College of Letters and Science (L&S) breadth requirements lists to provide options to our students for completing the H/SS requirement. The five areas are:
- Arts and Literature
- Historical Studies
- International Studies
- Philosophy and Values
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Within the guidelines above, choose courses from any of the Breadth areas listed above. (Please note that you cannot use courses on the Biological Science or Physical Science Breadth list to complete the H/SS requirement.) To find course options, go to the Class Schedule, select the term of interest, and use the Breadth Requirements filter.
Class Schedule Requirements
- Minimum units per semester: 12.0
- Maximum units per semester: 20.5
- Minimum technical courses: College of Engineering undergraduates must include at least two letter graded technical courses (of at least 3 units each) in their semester program. Every semester students are expected to make satisfactory progress in their declared major. Satisfactory progress is determined by the student's Engineering Student Services Advisor. (Note: For most majors, normal progress will require enrolling in 3-4 technical courses each semester). Students who are not in compliance with this policy by the end of the fifth week of the semester are subject to a registration block that will delay enrollment for the following semester.
- All technical courses (math, science, engineering) that satisfy requirements for the major must be taken on a letter-graded basis (unless only offered as P/NP).
Minimum Academic (Grade) Requirements
- Minimum overall and semester grade point averages of 2.00 (C average) are required of engineering undergraduates. Students will be subject to dismissal from the University if during any fall or spring semester their overall UC GPA falls below a 2.00, or their semester GPA is less than 2.00.
- Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C average) in upper division technical courses required for the major curriculum each semester.
- A minimum overall grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum 2.00 grade point average in upper division technical course work required for the major are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in the College of Engineering.
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, students must complete at least 120 semester units of courses subject to certain guidelines:
- Completion of the requirements of one engineering major program of study.
- A maximum of 16 units of special studies coursework (courses numbered 97, 98, 99, 197, 198, or 199) is allowed to count towards the B.S. degree, and no more than 4 units in any single term can be counted.
- A maximum of 4 units of physical education from any school attended will count towards the 120 units.
Passed (P) grades may account for no more than one third of the total units completed at UC Berkeley, Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF), UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), or UC Berkeley Washington Program (UCDC) toward the 120 overall minimum unit requirement. Transfer credit is not factored into the limit. This includes transfer units from outside of the UC system, other UC campuses, credit-bearing exams, as well as UC Berkeley Extension XB units.
Students in the College of Engineering must enroll in a full-time program and make normal progress each semester toward the bachelor's degree. The continued enrollment of students who fail to achieve minimum academic progress shall be subject to the approval of the dean. (Note: Students with official accommodations established by the Disabled Students' Program, with health or family issues, or with other reasons deemed appropriate by the dean may petition for an exception to normal progress rules.)
UC and Campus Requirements
University of California Requirements
All students who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Satisfaction of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all Reading and Composition courses at UC Berkeley.
The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a U.S. resident graduated from an American university should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.
The American Cultures requirement is a Berkeley campus requirement, one that all undergraduate students at Berkeley need to pass in order to graduate. You satisfy the requirement by passing, with a grade not lower than C- or P, an American Cultures course. You may take an American Cultures course any time during your undergraduate career at Berkeley. The requirement was instituted in 1991 to introduce students to the diverse cultures of the United States through a comparative framework. Courses are offered in more than fifty departments in many different disciplines at both the lower and upper division level.
The American Cultures requirement and courses constitute an approach that responds directly to the problem encountered in numerous disciplines of how better to present the diversity of American experience to the diversity of American students whom we now educate.
Faculty members from many departments teach American Cultures courses, but all courses have a common framework. The courses focus on themes or issues in United States history, society, or culture; address theoretical or analytical issues relevant to understanding race, culture, and ethnicity in American society; take substantial account of groups drawn from at least three of the following: African Americans, indigenous peoples of the United States, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and European Americans; and are integrative and comparative in that students study each group in the larger context of American society, history, or culture.
This is not an ethnic studies requirement, nor a Third World cultures requirement, nor an adjusted Western civilization requirement. These courses focus upon how the diversity of America's constituent cultural traditions have shaped and continue to shape American identity and experience.
Visit the Class Schedule or the American Cultures website for the specific American Cultures courses offered each semester. For a complete list of approved American Cultures courses at UC Berkeley and California Community Colleges, please see the American Cultures Subcommittee’s website. See your academic adviser if you have questions about your responsibility to satisfy the American Cultures breadth requirement.
Plan of Study
For more detailed information regarding the courses listed below (e.g., elective information, GPA requirements, etc.), please see the College Requirements and Major Requirements tabs.
|CHEM 1A & CHEM 1AL, or CHEM 4A1||5||CHEM 3A & CHEM 3AL, or CHEM 12A1||5|
|MATH 1A||4||MATH 1B||4|
|BIO ENG 107||4||PHYSICS 7A||4|
|BIO ENG 26||1||Reading and Composition Part B Course6||4|
|Reading and Composition Part A Course6||4|
|MATH 53||4||MATH 54||4|
|PHYSICS 7B||4||BIO ENG 11||3|
|ENGIN 7 or COMPSCI 61A||4||MAT SCI 458||3|
|Humanities/Social Sciences course6||3-4||MAT SCI 45L8||1|
|Humanities/Social Sciences course6||3-4|
|BIO ENG 102||4||BIO ENG 104||4|
|BIO ENG 103||4||MAT SCI 103||3|
|MAT SCI 102||3||ENGIN 40 or CHEM 120B||3-4|
|BIO ENG 100 or Humanities/Social Sciences course with ethics content2,6||3-4||BIO ENG 110 or 114||4|
|BIO ENG 115 or MAT SCI 130||3-4||Bioengineering Design Project or Research4||3-4|
|BIO ENG C118||4||MAT SCI Elective3||3-4|
|MAT SCI Elective3||3-4||BIO ENG Elective5||3-4|
|Humanities/Social Sciences course6||3-4||MAT SCI 104|
|MAT SCI 151||3|
|Total Units: 121-131|
Students must take one course with ethics content. This may be fulfilled within the Humanities/Social Sciences requirement by taking one of the following courses: BIO ENG 100, ENGIN 125, ENGIN 157AC/IAS 157AC, ESPM 161, ESPM 162, HISTORY C182C/ISF C100G/STS C100, L&S 160B, PHILOS 104, PHILOS 107.
The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition (R&C) courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. R&C courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part B) must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.
Junior transfer admits are exempt from completing BIOENG 10.
MAT SCI 45/45L can be taken in either the Fall or Spring semesters. Both offerings deliver the same fundamental content. The Fall offering draws more examples from hard materials (e.g. semiconductors, metals and ceramics), whereas the Spring offering will draw more examples from soft materials (e.g. polymers and biomaterials).
Student Learning Goals
Since our founding in 1998, the BioE faculty have been working to create an integrated, comprehensive program. Much thought has been put into the question, “What does every bioengineer need to know?” The faculty have been engaged in considerable dialogue over the years about what needs to be included, in what order, and how to do so in a reasonable time frame. Balancing depth with breadth has been the key challenge, and we have reached a point where the pieces have come together to form a coherent bioengineering discipline.
- Describe the fundamental principles and methods of engineering.
- Understand the physical, chemical, and mathematical basis of biology.
- Appreciate the different scales of biological systems.
- Apply the physical sciences and mathematics in an engineering approach to biological systems.
- Effectively communicate scientific and engineering data and ideas, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate the values of cooperation, teamwork, social responsibility, and lifelong learning necessary for success in the field.
- Design a bioengineering solution to a problem of technical, scientific. or societal importance.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specialized field of bioengineering.
Measured Curricular Outcomes
- Be able to apply general math, science and engineering skills to the solution of engineering problems.
- Be aware of the social, safety and environmental consequences of their work, and be able to engage in public debate regarding these issues.
- Be able to apply core concepts in materials science to solve engineering problems.
- Be knowledgeable of contemporary issues relevant to materials science and engineering.
- Be able to select materials for design and construction.
- Understand the importance of life-long learning.
- Be able to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze data.
- Understand the professional and ethical responsibilities of a materials scientist and engineer.
- Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Be able to communicate effectively while speaking, employing graphics, and writing.
- Possess the skills and techniques necessary for modern materials engineering practice.
Educational Objectives for Graduates
Stated succinctly, graduates from the program will have the following skills:
- Know the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to materials.
- Understand the relationship between nano/microstructure, characterization, properties and processing, and design of materials.
- Have the experimental and computational skills for a professional career or graduate study in materials.
- Possess a knowledge of the significance of research, the value of continued learning, and environmental/social issues surrounding materials.
- Be able to communicate effectively, to work in teams and to assume positions as leaders.
Faculty and Instructors
+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Chris Anderson, Associate Professor. Synthetic biology.
Adam Arkin, Professor. Systems and synthetic biology, environmental microbiology of bacteria and viruses, bioenergy, biomedicine, bioremediation.
James Casey, Professor. Continuum mechanics, finite elasticity, continuum thermodynamics, plasticity, theories of elastic-plastic materials, history of mechanics, dynamics.
Irina M. Conboy, Professor. Stem cell niche engineering, tissue repair, stem cell aging and rejuvenation.
Steven Conolly, Professor. Instrumentation, medical imaging reconstruction, contrast, MRI, Magnetic Particle Imaging.
Tejal Desai, Professor. Materials engineering, cell biology, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.
John Dueber, Professor. Synthetic biology, Metabolic Engineering.
Daniel Fletcher, Professor. Bioengineering, optical and force microscopy, microfabrication, biophysics, mechanical properties of cells.
Teresa Head-Gordon, Professor. Computational chemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, biomolecules, materials, catalysis, computational science.
Kevin Healy, Professor. Bioengineering, biomaterials engineering, bioinspired materials, regenerative medicine, stem cell engineering, microphysiological systems, organs on a chip, drug screening and discovery.
Amy Herr, Professor. Microfluidics, bioanalytical separations, diagnostics, electrokinetic transport, engineering design.
Ian Holmes, Associate Professor. Computational biology.
Patrick Hsu, Assistant Professor. Postmitotic genome, therapeutic macromolecule delivery, human neuroscience.
+ Terry Johnson, Associate Teaching Professor.
Richard Karp, Professor. Computational molecular biology, genomics, DNA molecules, structure of genetic regulatory networks, combinatorial and statsitical methods.
Jay Keasling, Professor. Microorganism metabolic engineering for environmentally friendly product .
Tony M. Keaveny, Professor. Biomechanics of bone, orthopaedic biomechanics, design of artificial joints, osteoporosis, finite element modeling, clinical biomechanics.
Sanjay Kumar, Professor. Biomaterials, molecular and cellular bioengineering, stem cells, cancer biology, translational medicine.
Liana Lareau, Assistant Professor. Computational biology, molecular biology.
Seung-Wuk Lee, Professor. Nanotechnology, bio-inspired nanomaterials, synthetic viruses, regenerative tissue engineering materials, drug delivery vehicles.
Dorian Liepmann, Professor. Bioengineering, mechanical engineering, bioMEMS, biosensors, microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, cardiac flows, arterial flows.
Gerard Marriott, Professor. Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging, Cellular and Tissue Imaging.
Phillip Messersmith, Professor. Biomaterials, adhesion, polymers, self-assembly, biomimetics, biomedical devices.
Mohammad Mofrad, Professor. Nuclear pore complex and nucleocytoplasmic transport, mechanobiology of disease, cellular mechanotransduction, integrin-mediated focal adhesions.
Niren Murthy, Professor. Molecular imaging, drug delivery.
Lisa Pruitt, Professor. Tissue biomechanics, biomaterial science, fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, orthopedic polymers for total joint replacement, synthetic cartilage.
Shankar Sastry, Professor. Embedded and cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, ar/vr, computer science, robotics, arial robots, cybersecurity, cyber defense, homeland defense, nonholonomic systems, control of hybrid systems, sensor networks, interactive visualization, robotic telesurgery, rapid prototyping.
David Schaffer, Professor. Neuroscience, biomolecular engineering, bioengineering, stem cell biology, gene therapy.
Aaron Streets, Assistant Professor. Biological systems, microfluidics, microscopy, genomics.
Moriel Vandsburger, Assistant Professor. Bioengineering, molecular MRI, MRI.
Michael Yartsev, Assistant Professor. Neuroscience, engineering.
Thomas F. Budinger, Professor Emeritus. Image processing, biomedical electronics, quantitative aging, cardiovascular physiology, bioastronautics, image reconstruction, nuclear magnetic resonance, positron emission, tomography, reconstruction tomography, inverse problem mathematics.
Luke Lee, Professor Emeritus. Biophotonics, biophysics, bionanoscience, molecular imaging, single cell analysis, bio-nano interfaces, integrated microfluidic devices (iMD) for diagnostics and preventive personalized medicine.
Boris Rubinsky, Professor Emeritus. Medical imaging, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, low temperature biology, micro and nano bionic technologies, electrical impedance tomography, bio-electronics, biomedical devices biomedical numerical analysis, bio-heat and mass transfer, electroporation light imaging.
Kimmen Sjolander, Professor Emeritus. Computational biology, algorithms, phylogenetic tree reconstruction, protein structure prediction, multiple sequence alignment, evolution, bioinformatics, hidden Markov models, metagenomics, statistical modeling, phylogenomics, emerging and neglected diseases, machine-learning, genome annotation, metagenome annotation, systems biology, functional site prediction, ortholog identification.
Matthew Tirrell, Professor Emeritus. Self-assembled structures for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, electrostatic self-assembly.
+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Joel W. Ager, Adjunct Professor. Sustainable energy conversion, electronic materials, catalytic and photoelectrocatalytic materials.
Zakaria Y. Al Balushi, Assistant Professor. Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials, Quantum Materials Synthesis and Optoelectronics.
Paul Alivisatos, Professor. Physical chemistry, semiconductor nanocrystals, nanoscience, nanotechnology, artificial photosynthesis, solar energy, renewable energy, sustainable energy.
Mark D. Asta, Professor. Computational materials science.
Jillian Banfield, Professor. Nanoscience, Bioremediation, genomics, biogeochemistry, carbon cycling, geomicrobiology, MARS, minerology.
Robert Birgeneau, Professor. Physics, phase transition behavior of novel states of matter.
Gerbrand Ceder, Professor. Energy storage, computational modeling, machine learning.
Daryl Chrzan, Professor. Materials science and engineering, computational materials science, metals and metallic compounds, defects in solids, growth of nanostructures.
Thomas M. Devine, Professor. Synthesis of nanomaterials, nuclear power, oil production, secondary batteries for electric vehicles, computer disk drives, and synthesis and characterization of metal oxide nanowires, corrosion resistance of materials.
Fiona Doyle, Professor Emeritus. Electrochemistry, mineral processing, solution processing of materials, interfacial chemistry, extractive metallurgy, remediation of abandoned mines.
Oscar D. Dubon, Professor. Magnetic, optical materials, processing, properties in electronic.
Kevin Healy, Professor. Bioengineering, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, bioinspired materials, tissue and organ regeneration, stem cell engineering, microphysiological systems, organs on a chip, drug screening and discovery, multivalent bioconjugate therapeutics.
Frances Hellman, Professor. Condensed matter physics and materials science.
Lane W. Martin, Professor. Complex Oxides, novel electronic materials, thin films, materials processing, materials characterization, memory, logic, information technologies, energy conversion, thermal properties, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, magnetics, multiferroics, transducers, devices.
Phillip B. Messersmith, Professor. Biologically inspired materials, regenerative medicine, biointerfacial phenomena, biological materials, medical adhesion, polymers.
Andrew M. Minor, Professor. Metallurgy, nanomechanics, in situ TEM, electron microscopy of soft materials.
Kristin A. Persson, Professor. Lithium-ion Batteries.
R. Ramesh, Professor. Processing of complex oxide heterostructures, nanoscale characterization/device structures, thin film growth and materials physics of complex oxides, materials processing for devices, information technologies.
Robert O. Ritchie, Professor. Structural materials, mechanical behavior in biomaterials, creep, fatigue and fracture of advanced metals, intermetallics, ceramics.
Miquel B. Salmeron, Adjunct Professor. Molecules, lasers, atoms, materials science and engineering, matter, scanning, tunneling, atomic force microscopies, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
Mary Scott, Assistant Professor. Structural materials, Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials, and Chemical and Electrochemical Materials.
Junqiao Wu, Professor. Semiconductors, nanotechnology, energy materials.
Ting Xu, Professor. Polymer, nanocomposite, biomaterial, membrane, directed self-assembly, drug delivery, protein therapeutics, block copolymers, nanoparticles.
Peidong Yang, Professor. Materials chemistry, sensors, nanostructures, energy conversion, nanowires, miniaturizing optoelectronic devices, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, solid state lighting.
Jie Yao, Associate Professor. Optical materials, Nanophotonics, optoelectronics.
Haimei Zheng, Associate Adjunct Professor.
Matthew Sherburne, Lecturer. Computational (DFT, Machine Learning, High Throughput) Materials Science and Engineering applied to the Discovery, Design and Development of materials for sustainability. The main areas are Perovskite for solar energy, Catalytic materials for CO2 reduction (catalytic work also includes biofuels and pharmaceuticals), and 2D materials for clean water.
Didier De Fontaine, Professor Emeritus. Phase transformations in alloys, crystallography, thermodynamics of phase changes, particularly ordering reactions, phase separation, calculations of phase equilibria by combined quantum, statistical mechanical methods.
Lutgard De Jonghe, Professor Emeritus. Ceramic properties, advanced ceramics, silicon carbide, densification studies, microstructure development.
James W. Evans, Professor Emeritus. Production of materials, particularly fluid flow, reaction kinetics, mass transport, electrochemical, electromagnetic phenomena governing processes for producing materials, metals, storing energy.
+ Douglas W. Fuerstenau, Professor Emeritus. Mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, application of surface, colloid chemistry to mineral/water systems, fine particle science, technology, principles of comminution, flotation, pelletizing, hydrometallurg, extraction of metals.
Andreas M. Glaeser, Professor Emeritus. Ceramic joining, TLP bonding, brazing, reduced-temperature joining, ceramic-metal joining, ceramic processing, surface and interface properties of ceramics, thermal barrier coatings.
+ Ronald Gronsky, Professor Emeritus. Internal structure of materials, engineering applications.
Marshal F. Merriam, Professor Emeritus.
+ J. W. Morris, Professor Emeritus. Structural materials, computational materials, the limits of strength, deformation mechanisms, non-destructive testing with SQUID microscopy, mechanisms of grain refinement in high strength steels, lead-free solders for microelectronics.
Matthew Tirrell, Professor Emeritus.
Eicke R. Weber, Professor Emeritus. Optical materials, magnetic materials, semiconductor thin film growth, device processing in electronic materials.
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Sanjay Kumar, PhD
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