School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

The Program

Arizona State University has an outstanding undergraduate and graduate Materials Science and Engineering program.

All faculty within the program have exceptionally strong research programs with per faculty research expenditures among the highest in the university. There are many opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in the Materials program at ASU.

Undergraduate Program Highlights:
  • 25% of undergraduate Materials Science students are in ASU's Barrett Honors College (vs. 6% of all ASU students)
  • Most students become involved in research or part time/summer work in industry
  • Individualized attention: outstanding 7:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
  • Small class sizes: most Materials classes have 20-30 students

The ASU Difference

  • Nationally recognized microscopy & materials processing/characterization facilities which include the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science (CSSS) & the Center for Solid State Electronics Research (CSSER)
  • Major metro area - the Phoenix metropolitan offers a low cost of living and ample opportunities for students
  • Local industries - many semiconductor and high tech firms such as Intel, Motorola (Freescale), Boeing, Honeywell, & Microchip to name a few
  • Sunny warm climate - a variety of plentiful leisure and recreational activities

Quick Facts

  • Undergraduate Program Chair: James Adams
  • Graduate Program Chair: Terry Alford
  • Total Enrollment: 176
  • Undergraduate Students: 75
  • Graduate Students: 101
  • Post-Docs: 7.5
  • Tenured & Tenure-track Faculty: 15
  • Lecturers: 0
  • Research Faculty: 2
  • Research Expenditures: $9,715,545 (2010)