Materials Science and Engineering

Message from the Director

Dr. Alamgir Karim

Welcome to the Materials Science and 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. Alamgir Karim
Dow Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Program Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program

News

UH Startup Exostretch Powers to Top Ten Finalist Position with Battery of the Future
Haleh Ardebili’s flexible, bendable and stretchable batteries powered through the competition at the NASA iTech Cycle 3 and earned a space among the...
UH Researcher Haleh Ardebili with her flexible, bendable and stretchable batteries

Haleh Ardebili’s flexible, bendable and stretchable batteries powered through the competition at the NASA iTech Cycle 3 and earned a space among the top ten finalists.

Research Feature

Plasma Processing
Plasma processing is an important technology for many industries including semiconductor integrated circuits, textiles, jet engines, and artificial joints. Our research group studies plasma processes...