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In Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, we are proud to be developing the materials that make our everyday lives better while enabling a more sustainable civilization. Our research is defined by materials systems rather than type of material alone.

We focus our research in five areas: advanced materials processing and manufacturing; computation and informatics; materials for informational technology; soft and bioactive materials; sustainable energy production, conversion, and storage. We invite you to explore each of our research areas to learn more about how our faculty members, researchers, and students are revolutionizing materials science.

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Learn more about the research centers in Materials Science and Engineering.