Materials @ Mines
Materials research is a particularly strong and exciting area of activity for the Mines campus with both interdisciplinary and focused programs. Materials researchers investigate the relationship between the structure of materials at atomic or molecular scales and their macroscopic properties. Our faculty and students engage in the design, study, and manipulation of materials properties using advanced characterization and modeling techniques complemented by extensive materials processing and testing capabilities. Our major materials-focused research centers spearhead campus-wide efforts on a variety of topics including physical metallurgy, extractive metallurgy, advanced ceramics, polymers and biomaterials, energy materials, materials modeling, and advanced manufacturing. Click here for more information on specific materials-related research center activities
Mines offers graduate education and research opportunities (M.S.-non-thesis, M.S.-thesis, and PhD degrees) in both Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science specializations. Interested in pursuing a graduate program in materials at Mines, but unsure which specialization (Metallurgical Engineering vs. Materials Science) best fits your needs? You do not have to decide at the time of application—our faculty and staff can work with you identify the track that best fits your needs after you arrive.
GRADUATE DEGREE OPTIONS
If you are looking for the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering , which includes the Undergraduate program, click here.
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