Materials & Metallurgical Engineering Department

Welcome to Materials & Metallurgical Engineering at New Mexico Tech

Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department at New Mexico Tech focuses on developing new materials, developing new processes to make them, working on new theories and computational models to understand materials, and practicing techniques to measure their properties at the atomic scale, microscale, and macroscale.

Our department is distinguished by the broad range of hands-on experimental techniques in materials science, the strong integration between its undergraduate and graduate programs, and the ability to approach new frontiers in materials technology through close interaction across the primary materials sub-disciplines of polymers, ceramics, metals, semiconductors, and composites. The atmosphere for graduate research in materials is distinguished by having world-leading faculty working closely with graduates and post-graduates to create a personalized research and learning experience.

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The NMT Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department offers the only Master's and PhD programs in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, and Metallurgy in New Mexico.

Our Program has received national and international recognition for the quality of our project-based curriculum and for our interdisciplinary emphasis which produces graduates capable of addressing the needs and challenges of science and industry, and of effectively communicating solutions in the uppermost professional ranks. Our faculty and staff have created a culture intent on relating new developments and advances to the highest-level engineering practices.



Fall 2014 Materials Department BBQ was a success!

Our fall department barbeque was held on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The event was put on by the Materials Engineering department and Materials Club. We were all pleasantly surprised by such a great turn out, many students and faculty members were in attendance. It was nice to see so many members of our department with their families and young ones running around. We couldn’t ask for better weather, it was a perfect setting for department party! We had our own students, Caitlyn and Kevin, manning the grills! The burgers and dogs were a big hit and plenty of sides to choose from! Excellent food! A great big thank you to everyone that was able to make it out to our barbeque. It was a lot of fun and nice to see so many smiling faces. And a special thank you to the Materials Club and all others, for all your help with the planning, set up, cooking and clean up. The party would not have been such a success without all of you!

More on Materials

Web of Science
New Mexico Materials Societies
NMT Materials Club

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Last Updated: 9/26/2014