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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. Our students are offered a flexible yet demanding curriculum in materials engineering to address the needs of this highly interdisciplinary field. We have a diverse group of  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 are developing materials for nanostructured energy storage architectures, molecular biosensors for medical diagnostics, high performance electronics and optoelectronics. Our students get an opportunity to work with modern research instrumentation in state-of-the-art central facilities such as the Nanofabrication Facility, the Biomedical Engineering Research Core Laboratory, and the Materials Characterization Facility.

I invite you to 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, do stop by and visit us.


Dr. Alamgir Karim
Dow Professor, William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Program Director