MatSE at Illinois is one of the largest materials departments in the nation, with ~600 undergraduate and graduate students. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs consistently rank in the top five in the nation.
Materials matter. Here, learn the underlying principles of synthesis, characterization, structure, and processing of materials.
MatSE faculty and students at the University of Illinois are making significant discoveries that will change the world, including self-healing materials such as polymer coatings that protect materials from the effects of environmental exposure.
MatSE alumni help students in many ways - with career advice on the MatSE Illinois LinkedIn group, seminars on how they used their MatSE degree, financial assistance, and ideas for senior design projects.
Innovation in materials is a key enabler of innovation in energy, transportation, information technology, and medicine; and plays a critical role in food, water, and the environment.
MatSE at the University of Illinois strives to create a safe environment for research and education through training, lab protocols, and more.