Has a mission to provide a high quality education to our diverse student population through excellence and innovation in teaching and research in order to serve the scientific and engineering needs of the state of Texas and the nation. This will be achieved by a balance of formal course work, practical laboratory training, and research projects that encompass both the basic science and the applied aspects of materials science and engineering. The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering programs.


The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Pharr

TEES Eminent Professor, Member of National Academy of Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

Fri, October 22 - 2:00 pm

Discovery Park B155

A brief history of nanoindentation - and a little more

Stephen B. Bayne

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

Silicon Carbide and Microgrid research

Eric M. Taleff

Charlotte Maer Patton Centennial Fellow in Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Fri, November 19 - 2:00 pm

Discovery Park B155

Deformation and Microstructure Evolution in Three Refractory Metals at Elevated Temperatures

  • Arun Devaraj
    Arun Devaraj (PhD 2011)

    "Once I finished my Ph.D. and moved to this new organization, my daily work is still strongly rooted in these fundamentals I learned from my time at UNT."

  • Chance Cooper
    Chance Cooper (BS 2013)

    "When working on major projects at Bell, I lean on the knowledge and experience I gained at UNT to overcome any challenges."

Welcome from the department faculty and staff

Whatever your specific materials interest, at UNT you will find a home at a Tier 1 research university with excellent research facilities, exceptional faculty mentoring and teaching, and superb opportunities to develop as a scientist-engineer. Read more...