M.S. Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering M.S. is an interdisciplinary program that applies the principles of basic sciences and engineering to understanding the behavior of materials, as well as development and applications.

Summary

The mission of the Materials Science and Engineering M.S. program is to provide graduate education and research opportunities for students and professionals in the theoretical, experimental and analytical foundations of materials science, and in the engineering use, modification and application to the structures and products of the technological age. We expect that, as a student and/or graduate of the Materials Science and Engineering M.S. program, you will exhibit the following:

  • Students will excel in the academic study of principles of materials science and engineering, as well as research focuses they choose from a wide range of areas, such as electronic and photonic materials, particulate and nanomaterials, polymer and biomaterials and others.
  • Real-World Experience: Students will gain expertise in basic laboratory equipment and field techniques through on-campus opportunities at NJIT and the university‚Äôs distinguished research partnerships.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Students will effectively collaborate on research toward their thesis and may play a supporting role in the form of searching and preparing literature reviews based on research papers that are relevant to the topic of their thesis.

If you are interested in interdisciplinary problem-solving, the Materials Science and Engineering M.S. program will offer you an engaging and challenging educational opportunity. While students in the Materials Science M.S. program learn a wide range of skills and knowledge, we specifically aim for our students to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Upon graduation, students should acquire the fundamental set of knowledge covered by the required courses.
  • Upon graduation, most of the students who consider the next level of graduate education should be able to prepare for Ph.D. qualifier exams in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics and Applied Physics at NJIT or other universities.
  • Upon graduation, most of the students should be able to acquire a necessary depth of knowledge in the area of specialization, such as electronic and photonic materials, particulate and nano materials, and polymer and biomaterials to be admitted to and successfully proceed with the Ph.D. studies at NJIT or other universities.
  • Upon graduation, students should be able to acquire skills to identify scientific problems, perform a literature review on the problem, and identify the solution venues in a research environment.
  • Upon graduation, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a member of a research team with improved qualification as members of technical staff in the industry. Students should become more knowledgeable and competitive in a job market.
  • Upon graduation, a student should be able to formulate a research question and develop a systematic approach to address it, at both the conceptual and technical levels.

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Sirenko, Andrei

Professor and Department Chair

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Professor and Department Chair, Physics Dept
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Thomas, Gordon A.

Professor

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Thomas, Gordon A.
Professor, Physics (and Biomedical Engineering)
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Prodan, Camelia

Associate Professor

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Prodan, Camelia
Associate Professor, Physics
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Dias, Cristiano Luis

Associate Professor

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Dias, Cristiano Luis
Associate Professor, Physics
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Ahn, Keun Hyuk

Associate Professor

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Ahn, Keun Hyuk
Associate Professor, Physics
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Wang, Haimin

Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program

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Wang, Haimin
Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program, Physics
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Jonathan Smitherson

Tyson, Trevor A.

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Tyson, Trevor A.
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Chen, Bin

Assistant Professor

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Chen, Bin
Assistant Professor, Physics
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Nowadnick, Elizabeth A.

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Nowadnick, Elizabeth A.
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Gary, Dale E.

Distinguished Professor

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Gary, Dale E.
Distinguished Professor, Center for Solar - Terrestrial Research
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Federici, John F.

Distinguished Professor

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Federici, John F.
Distinguished Professor, Physics
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Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Sirenko, Andrei

Professor and Department Chair

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Sirenko, Andrei
Professor and Department Chair, Physics Dept
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