Materials Science and Engineering lies at the intersection of numerous science and engineering fields with a particular focus on understanding why materials perform the way they do. This multidisciplinary approach enables the development of novel materials that significantly impact everyday life. The ongoing data revolution combined with state-of-the-art synthesis approaches and characterization methods opens the door to ground-breaking discoveries and device innovations.

Faculty in this department are closely engaged with faculty outside of Materials Science and Engineering and lead world-class multidisciplinary research programs. Our research profile is best described by three research pillars that incorporate the strengths of our core faculty and Lehigh as a whole: