photo, solar cell students in Flinn bridge lab

Careers in Materials Science and Engineering

Preparing our students for the wide variety of jobs that await them is our highest priority. Our graduates find employment in industries such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical, construction, electronics, energy and telecommunications. We are proud to lay the foundations for successful careers in many sectors of the economy, from academia to industry.

Materials Science and Engineering graduates find careers in a wide-variety of fields. Some examples are:


  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical
  • Biomimetics
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Ceramic engineering
  • Composite science/engineering
  • Electronic, Optical & Magnetic Materials
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Characterization
  • Materials chemistry
  • Materials modeling
  • Materials physics
  • Materials science/engineering
  • Metals and alloys
  • Molecular engineering
  • Nanotechnology: Nanophotonics, Nanoparticles, Nanobiomaterials, Nanodevices, Nanoporous materials
  • Opto-electronics
  • Photonics
  • Polymer sciences/engineering
  • Process engineering


Employment opportunities and prospects have been very healthy. Our graduates are successfully employed in a variety of companies involved in manufacturing and in technical service.

Contact Us

Undergrad Academic Adviser
Sandra Maddox
302A Roberts Hall
(206) 616-6581

Graduate Academic Adviser
302 Roberts Hall
(206) 543-2740