To make any engineered device, structure or product you need the right material.
Materials Science and Engineering is the study of all materials, from those we see and use everyday such as a glass or a piece of sport equipment to those used in aerospace and medicine.
It has a huge impact on societal challenges including:
- the environment and climate change
- advanced manufacturing
- renewable and sustainable energy
- materials efficiency
- aerospace and transport
- communications and information technology
Materials Scientists or Engineers, through understanding how materials work, can create new materials for new applications as well as develop existing materials to improve performance. They can control the structure of a material, from an atomic level up, so that its properties, for example strength, can be tailored to suit a particular application.