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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.
MACES students present at symposium
Merced nAnomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES)
Faculty and students at MACES, in collaboration with NASA, are developing energy solutions for space missions.
Professor Jennifer Lu and her students
Nanomaterials
In Professor Jennifer Lu’s lab, students receive hands-on, multidisciplinary training to create novel material platforms for energy conversion and harvesting and water purification
Professor Jessica Wang with Graduate Student Kiana Shirzad.
Next-Level Electronics
Professor Jessica Wang and graduate student Kiana Shirzad continue their research that could change the future of electronics by enabling wearable electronics.
Professor Jessica Wang's researchers watch the printing of their newly synthesized materials.
Materials & Matter
Professor Jessica Wang's researchers watch the printing of their newly synthesized materials.

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. 

Partnerships

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

Facilities

As the newest American research university, UC Merced is home to cutting-edge research laboratories and facilities.
 

Featured News

June 9, 2020

Theoretical physics Professor Ajay Gopinathan has been working over the past decade to model a submicroscopic mystery. Now, he and a team of colleagues have verified an important piece of the puzzle...

June 3, 2020

Two UC Merced Ph.D. students, a recent undergraduate and an alumna have each been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The fellowship provides multiyear...

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As the SPACEX Crew Dragon spacecraft left Earth today to ferry two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, many Bobcats were watching the live stream with keen anticipation. It’s not just...