MatSE alumni span more than 3,000 diverse alumni across the world working in academia, industry, medicine, national laboratories and many other careers.

As a MatSE alum, you can help to inspire and guide the next generation of Illinois material scientists and engineers. Ready to get involved? Contact MatSE's engagement coordinator Reid Lasley.

Get Involved

Participate in a Senior Design Project

Contributing a senior design project that has direct relevance to your company’s needs can provide students with experiences that have potential for real-world impact and enrich our undergraduate curriculum. Advising a group of students may be an excellent recruiting opportunity for your company.

Join the MatSE Alumni Board

Founded in 1992, the Materials Science and Engineering Alumni Association fosters the advancement of the MatSE department, The Grainger College of Engineering, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and its alumni association. MatSE's alumni board meets twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. To be considered for membership or for more information, contact the department at or 217-333-1441.

Give a Campus Career Talk

We welcome alumni to return to campus to talk to students about their careers and companies.

Follow Us on LinkedIn

Connect with peers and fellow MatSE alumni by following our LinkedIn page.