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.

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UCLA researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials

A research team led by UCLA scientists and engineers has developed a method to make new kinds of artificial “superlattices” — materials comprised of alternating layers of ultra-thin “two-dimensional” sheets, which are only one or a few atoms thick. Unlike current state-of-the art superlattices, in which

Mehta receives NSF CAREER Award to bring robots to everyone

Ankur Mehta, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the agency’s highest honor for faculty members at the start of their research and teaching careers.