Chair's Welcome

Greetings, and welcome to the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT). As you browse through our website, you will learn about the breadth and depth of our undergraduate and graduate programs, the richness and diversity of the research expertise of our faculty, and the priorities and goals defined for the school.

The School of Materials Science and Engineering was founded in 1985 by combining the former School of Ceramic Engineering, with the Metallurgy Program housed in the School of Chemical Engineering. In 2010, MSE merged with the School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering, established in 1897 as the Textile Engineering program, the third school at GT.

Today, both the undergraduate and graduate MSE programs at GT are ranked in the top ten, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is one of the largest materials programs in the country in terms of faculty (FTE) numbers and diverse research expertise focusing on all classes and forms of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, fibers, composites, nanostructures, and bio-enabled/biomimetic materials. The MSE research portfolio addresses a multitude of functionalities from structural load-bearing applications to energy storage and harvesting; and electronic, photonic, and opto-electronic devices to drug delivery and implants, etc. As a world leader in educating the next generation of materials scientists and engineers, MSE at GT continues to define the future of our discipline through academic excellence and research innovations focused on envisioning, predicting, designing, and developing materials needed to meet tomorrow’s challenges in energy, environment, health and human welfare, infrastructure, security, and transportation.


Materials Science and Engineering is the only discipline that contains the combination of “science” and “engineering” in its designation. It is the richness of this combination, which is more obvious in MSE at Georgia Tech than perhaps at other institutions, that makes it exciting to learn, research, and innovate, while serving the technological needs of society as a whole.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Should you need any further information about the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Georgia Tech, please call 404.894.2888 or email to request more information.

Naresh Thadhani
Professor and Chair
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology