Graduate Exams: Qualification, Preliminary, and Final

Qualifying Exams & Examiners


Lead Examiner C. Leal, Co-examiner H. Wang

Ceramic Processing

Lead Examiner T. Kriven, Co-examiner D. Shoemaker


Lead Examiner N. Sottos, Co-examiner P. Geubelle

Computational/Simulation Methods in Materials Science

Lead Examiner D. Trinkle, Co-examiner A. Schleife

Dynamics of Macromolecular Fluids

Lead Examiner K. Schweizer, Co-examiner Q. Chen

Electron Microscopy and Scattering

Lead Examiner J. Zuo, Co-examiner P. Huang

Electronic Materials Processing

Lead Examiner Q. Cao, Co-examiner A. Hoffman

Macromolecular Solids

Lead Examiner N. Sottos, Co-examiner C. Schroeder

Mechanical Properties

Lead Examiner D. Trinkle, Co-examiner P. Bellon

Optical Properties of Materials

Lead Examiner M. Shim, Co-examiner Q. Cao

Physical Metallurgy

Lead Examiner P. Bellon, Co-examiner M. Charpagne

Physics and Physical Chemistry of Polymer Liquids

Lead Examiner A. Statt, Co-examiner K. Schweizer

Polymer Synthesis

Lead Examiner C. Evans, Co-examiner C. Schroeder

Solid State Physics

Lead Examiner A. Schleife, Co-examiner R. Averback

Surfaces and Colloids

Lead Examiner Q. Chen, Co-examiner P. Braun

Other - One topic only, may be chosen from list of prior exams below or any other topic. DGS approval required.

Atomic Processes on Surfaces, Crystal Physics and Structure, Defects in Crystals, Dielectric Properties of Materials, Electrochemistry, Plastics EngineeringSolid State TransformationsTribology of MaterialsX-Ray Diffraction and Scattering

MatSE Graduate Programs Office

Graduate Programs Office
201 MSEB
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Ashley Phillips Smith
Senior Coordinator of Graduate Programs
201 MSEB
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
P: (217) 300-6668