Materials Science & Engineering

Research that leads to real-life solutions.

The field of Materials Science and Engineering is concerned with the structure and properties of materials used in modern technology. We build on the foundation of materials science and work to improve the design, fabrication, and optimal selection of elements to create tangible new or improved products. Our results extend into many fields, influencing everything from bringing down the cost of solar power cells, to improving medical implants, to making the factory floor more efficient.

To learn more about the Materials Science & Engineering department, visit our dedicated site.

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UCLA Samueli Engineers Step Up in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

UCLA Samueli Engineers Step Up in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Bioengineering professor and director of the Makerspace demonstrates laser-cutting face shields and 3D-printing headbands, while electric engineering doctoral student Glen Meyerowitz showcases a ventilator prototype he designed using everyday household materials.

UCLA Engineers Step Up to Help Health Care Workers

UCLA Engineers Step Up to Help Health Care Workers

With a deluge of patients suffering from COVID-19 expected to flood hospitals in the very near future, UCLA engineers are part of a quickly growing team working to build up supplies of personal protective equipment for health care workers.

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