Materials Science and Engineering

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of structural materials; materials for biotechnology and medicine; characterization of microstructures; thermochemistry of materials; nanomaterials; glasses and ceramics; high-temperature materials synthesis; interface reactions; advanced coating systems; materials processing; materials testing and strength; optical and electronic/ionic materials; superplasticity; and advanced coating systems. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in materials synthesis, characterization and processing.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.Engr. Plan II
M.S. Plan I
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Engineering

Major Code
GEMS

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Jan 15, 2022
Space Available: Jun 1, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2022

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Ryan Gorsiski
(530) 752-7952 | ragorsiski@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Co-Program Chair
Roopali Kukreja
rkukreja@ucdavis.edu

Department Chair
Yayoi Takamura
(530) 754-7124 | ytakamura@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Roopali Kukreja
Materials Science&Engineering
rkukreja@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Jeremy Mason
Materials Science&Engineering
(530) 752-9578 | jkmason@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Sabyasachi Sen
Materials Science&Engineering
(530) 752-3789 | sbsen@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Yayoi Takamura
Materials Science&Engineering
(530) 754-7124 | ytakamura@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Klaus Van Benthem
Materials Science&Engineering
(530) 752-5117 | benthem@ucdavis.edu