Materials Science & Engineering

The Revolution Is Here

The materials of the next generation are taking shape here and you are the scientist who will oversee this shift forward. That is just what you will be prepared to do as you learn from an internationally recognized faculty, all while developing breakthrough materials and processes that impact everyday life. From applications of new materials to modifications of existing ones, the world demands your talents to shape metals, semiconductors and biopolymers. Materials is education, it’s inspiration, and it’s leading to a future that is waiting for you.

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Biomaterials | Electronic & Photonic Materials | Materials for Energy and Environment | Nanomaterials 

Research areas span multiple departments and schools and colleges at BU, and are truly cross-cutting. MSE faculty demonstrate national and international leadership, attract significant research funding from federal and state governments, and are making a direct impact on industry.

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In the News: Nanotechnology & Tissue Engineering

Engineering a Tiny Living Heart Replica: Nicknamed the miniPUMP, this device more accurately mimics the real organ and provides a sandbox for testing new heart disease treatments.

“We can study [heart] disease progression in a way that hasn’t been possible before,” says Alice White.

“This project showed that, when you take nanotechnology and marry it with tissue engineering, there’s potential for replicating this approach for multiple organs.”

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