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Tufts University - School of Engineering MSc in Materials Science and Engineering
Tufts University - School of Engineering

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering

1 Years

Inglês

Período integral, Meio Período

02 Aug 2024

Sep 2024

USD 1.730 / per credit

No campus

Introdução

Materials scientists study how the history of a material influences its structure and properties, advancing understanding in research areas that include metallurgy, solid-state physics, and biomaterials.

Tufts faculty have strengths in soft, structural, electronic, computational, and nanomaterials. From drug delivery to semiconductors to nano-enabled membranes for water treatment, materials science and engineering at Tufts offer graduate students a wide array of opportunities to study and develop materials that will change the world.

Materials Science and Engineering M.S. Program

The master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program, with students pursuing classes across multiple departments to achieve mastery in the field.

Tufts Interdisciplinary Advanced Materials (TIAMAT) Center

The Tufts Interdisciplinary Advanced Materials (TIAMAT) Center unifies more than four dozen Tufts faculty members whose technical interests include materials science. They come from nine departments across the Schools of Engineering and Arts & Sciences. While materials research has been a long-time significant strength at Tufts, the lack of a unifying center has caused it to fly under the radar. With the launch of TIAMAT, we are now able to pursue the fruits of our shared strength.

A missão do centro é unir o corpo docente de materiais da Tufts em um propósito comum: 1) Trazer reconhecimento internacional à Tufts pela excelência em pesquisa e educação de materiais; 2) Educar a próxima geração de pesquisadores de materiais em um programa que cultiva a excelência, e 3) Produzir pesquisas novas e altamente inovadoras que avancem no conhecimento básico e aplicado em materiais.

A ciência dos materiais é inatamente um campo interdisciplinar que deve sua origem à era do Iluminismo, quando os cientistas começaram a usar as ferramentas do pensamento analítico da química, da física e da engenharia em seus estudos de metalurgia e mineralogia. Na era moderna, os principais temas de estudo dos cientistas e engenheiros de materiais expandiram-se naturalmente para incluir os materiais da nossa base tecnológica actual – ou seja, semicondutores, nanotecnologia e biomateriais – bem como olhar para os materiais do futuro.

In recent years, there has been considerable growth and excitement in several areas of materials science, all of which are already represented by research here at Tufts. These areas include:

  • Nanomaterials: The study of material in which the common descriptive unit of size is 1-100 nm. Materials with nanometer-scale features tend to have unique mechanical, catalytic, and electro-optical properties. A wide variety of aspects of this topic are of interest to the researchers in the center. Applications vary from nano-enabled membranes for water treatment to nanostructured devices for novel electronic devices.
  • Soft-materials and bio-materials: This area includes any bulk material, construct, or surface that interacts with or is composed of a biological system. While this field is young, it has seen explosive growth and includes overlap with medicine, tissue engineering, biology, and chemistry. Biomaterials are used today for drug delivery, surgery, and dental applications.
  • Materiais fotônicos e eletromagnéticos: Um exemplo arquetípico dessas categorias seriam os semicondutores, que sustentam todos os nossos modernos dispositivos computadorizados e de absorção/emissão de luz. Este campo tem uma forte sobreposição com a física e a engenharia elétrica e inclui tópicos como supercondutores, spintrônica, metamateriais e isolantes topológicos. Há mais uma passagem para a área de materiais fluorescentes avançados para rotulagem e detecção, em particular, em aplicações biomédicas.
  • Computational materials science: With the vast improvements in computing power over the last several decades, simulating complex materials systems has become possible. This allows for the modeling of materials at all length scales using methods such as kinetic Monte Carlo, density functional theory, and molecular dynamics.

TIAMAT seeks bright young minds to join us in our M.S. and Joint-Ph.D. programs and to help us take the lead in establishing the next chapter in materials research.

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