UM Materials Science PhD Program
Understand the theory, experimental techniques, current challenges, & socioeconomic impacts of materials science & engineering.
All students in the program – regardless of specialty – will understand how classes of materials derive their properties from the atomic to the macroscopic level and be familiar with the growing set of materials fabrication, assembly, processing and characterization tools and techniques. Further, students will be aware of and committed to the professional and ethical standards of the field. Students are also expected to become aware of the economic, societal, and broader impacts of materials and materials research.
Through their dissertation research, students will demonstrate that they can conceive, plan, design, conduct, analyze, defend, publish and communicate original and creative research that advances understanding in an area important to materials science.
While the program offers students the flexibility of three campuses, program requirements are uniform.