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MBSE Celebratory Picnic Spring 2023
MBSE Celebratory Picnic Spring 2023
MBSE Spring gathering March 2023
MBSE Spring Gathering March 2023
MBSE group at Lake Yosemite
MBSE-MSE Fall 2022 Picnic
Group of Materials and Biomaterials Science and Engineering faculty and students
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Materials Engineering ranked No. 98 in U.S. News & World Report's grad program rankings
MBSE Recognized by U.S. News Rankings
Materials Engineering (part of the Materials and Biomaterials Science and Engineering Graduate Group) ranked No. 98 among other graduate programs.

Materials and Biomaterials Science and Engineering (MBSE)

The Materials and Biomaterials Science and Engineering (MBSE) graduate group offers a multidisciplinary research and training program for doctoral (prioritized) and master-level students at the forefront of the modern revolutions in materials science technology. We have organized our research areas into three emphases:

  • Materials for Sustainability 
  • Materials for Biomedicine 
  • Materials and Interfaces for Tailored Functionalities 
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Our Faculty

Our faculty and staff take pride in combining exceptional teaching with state-of-the-art research to advance the education and research of this rapidly maturing discipline. 


Our partnerships give you the opportunity to work with world-class researchers beyond campus while receiving educational and research support toward your academic goals.


Our students and faculty apply nanotechnology to model, create, and characterize transformative nano materials with exciting new properties through the implementation of nano-scale and/or bio-inspired devices.

Featured News

Professor Eva de Alba, Eduardo A. Gaspar-Morales and Ayomide J. Adeoye display a hydrogel.
August 18, 2023

Bioengineering Professor Eva de Alba has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study a potential process to reduce inflammation. The $405,375 grant will fund de Alba's project...

NASA mounted samples of solar films developed at UC Merced on a cube outside the International Space Station for 10 months.
April 12, 2023

Solar films developed by a graduate student in the Department of Physics at UC Merced while on an internship at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) not only survived 10 months in space with minimal...

March 27, 2023

Merced-area mothers and their daughters participated in engaging hands-on chemistry projects recently, in two sessions hosted by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded CREST Center for...