The new University Program in Materials Science & Engineering (matsci.duke.edu) brings together faculty with expertise in various aspects of materials science and engineering from all four academic departments of the Pratt School of Engineering and from the Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics departments in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to providing advanced graduate training, program faculty conduct collaborative research to improve basic knowledge and develop technologies with the potential to transform areas such as health, computing, energy and security.
The new program will offer multidisciplinary Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng) and doctoral degrees focused on the discovery and development of materials with desired structures and properties. A fusion of different areas of study, the program builds on Duke’s world-class research programs and thought leadership in fields such as metamaterials, energy materials, computational materials science, soft matter and biomaterials. Doctoral students are currently being admitted through participating departments, and the program expects to matriculate its first MS and MEng students in Fall 2018.