Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials for Structural Applications and Extreme Environments

UCI MSE faculty conduct cutting-edge fundamental and applied research on novel materials and processing techniques, as well as deformation mechanisms in metals, alloys, ceramics, composite systems, coatings, etc. 

Specific research areas: 

  • High entropy alloys
  • High entropy oxides
  • Metal additive manufacturing
  • Nanocrystalline alloys
  • Grain boundary engineering
  • Gas-atomized powder for cold spray applications
  • Thermal barrier coatings