Materials science and engineering combines engineering, physics and chemistry to solve real-world problems in various fields like manufacturin
nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, energy, etc. It involves the study of the structure, properties and behavior of all materials, the development of processes to manufacture useful products from them, and research into recycling and environmentally friendly disposal. Materials Scientists test the mechanical, physical, chemical and electrical properties of materials and explore how these properties depend on the microstructures they engineer and observe using high powered microscopes. Materials Engineers apply this knowledge to select the most appropriate material and manufacturing process for any given application, to predict how a component will perform in service, and to investigate how and why materials fail.
Department of Materials Engineering was established in 1994 at the Faculty of Engineering. It offers graduate and undergraduate programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Materials Engineering having more than 150 students and the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Selection of Materials with 37 students. The department has 7 faculty members, including 2 Associate Professors, 4 Assistant Professors, and one lecturer.
They perform research works in different aspects of manufacturing and processing of metallic and non-metallic materials as follows:
- Materials Processing
- Composite Materials
- Computer Modelling and Simulation
- Welding and Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Parts
- Surface Engineering and Tribology
- Synthesis of Materials