MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Message from the Director

Welcome to the Materials Engineering Program within the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. The program offers high quality training in fundamentals and applications of technologically relevant materials to enable successful careers in highly competitive and ever changing world of materials engineering. The students are offered flexible yet demanding curriculum in materials engineering to address the needs this highly interdisciplinary field. We have a diverse group of participating faculty from across the college who run cutting-edge research programs in areas ranging from bio & nano materials to energy storage & delivery to electronic & photonic materials to advanced polymers. Our faculty members are developing materials for nanostructured energy storage architectures, molecular biosensors for medical diagnostics, high performance electronics and optoelectronics. The students get an opportunity to work with modern research instrumentation in state-of-the-art central facilities such as Nanofabrication Facility, Biomedical Engineering Research Core Laboratory, Materials Characterization Facility.

Please explore our website to learn more about our graduate programs and research interests of our faculty. If you are a prospective student, I hope you will find our program exciting and will seek further information. If you find yourself in the Greater Houston area, please stop by and visit us.

Dr. Dmitri Litvinov
John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of the Materials Engineering Program
Director of the UH Nanofabrication Facility

News

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1July 9, 2014In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Research Feature

Polymeric Electronic Materials
Next-generation nanofabrication requires economical lithographic processes that achieve sub-22 nm resolution with minimal pattern roughness. Current manufacturing practices are based on projection...