Research in the Purdue School of Materials Engineering (MSE) crosses a wide spectrum of research topics including processing and evaluation of high temperature materials, biological and organic materials, electronic materials, nanoscale materials and structural materials.

Purdue MSE faculty are actively engaged in collaborations with faculty from almost every discipline of physical sciences and engineering with particularly strong efforts from collaborations with Pharmacy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Aero/Astro Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

MSE faculty, graduate and undergraduate students conduct experimental, theoretical and computational research on the physics of materials, physical properties, electrical properties, mechanical properties and electromechanical properties. Strengths in property evaluation, materials processing, computational modeling and structural characterization coincide with an increase in faculty size from twelve to twenty. This growth has fostered synergistic efforts that will further enhance growth of materials research at Purdue University.

For more information about conducting research in the School of Materials Engineering (including lab access, available equipment and equipment training, and lab policies), see the Labs & Facilities page.