Materials and Manufacturing

The development of advanced materials is critical to solving national problems in clean energy, human welfare and national security, and a strong manufacturing research and development effort is necessary for the U.S. to compete in a global economy. The Samueli School of Engineering is well poised as a technology leader in both areas. Researchers are recognized as pioneers in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology, and have made groundbreaking developments in the design and construction of new materials. The school also houses RapidTech, an National Science Foundation-funded center for the development and advancement of advanced manufacturing and related technologies.