In a broad sense, materials-related research at the UH Cullen College of Engineering falls into three main categories:
- Bio and Nano Materials
- Materials for Energy and Sustainability
- Electronics and Photonic Materials
The specific areas covered by this program range from metallic alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites for advanced mechanical/aerospace engineering applications to thin films and coatings for electronics and superconducting ceramics for energy-related applications.