Material engineers improve the road you travel on, the coal you use to fuel a
factory, and the sidewalk in your neighborhood. Through their study of asphalt and bituminous materials, roads and
sidewalks last longer and fuels, like coal, are more energy efficient. The Materials Program at Purdue provides
freedom for students to develop a plan of study that will meet individual goals. Students take a broad range of
courses including chemistry, construction, geology, mathematics, mechanics, and other engineering disciplines.
Historically, the area has continuously maintained a balance between theoretical, experimental, and practice based
approaches to solving problems. The Materials Engineering faculty are dedicated to teaching and research. The
Materials Engineering Research Facilities offers hands-on experiences to undergraduate and graduate students.
Purdue's materials and pavements program has a loyal alumni network in both academia and private practice around
the world. Research is divided into two broad themes: Asphalt and Bituminous Materials and Portland Cement and