Materials Science and Engineering
Forging a new age of materials.
Materials science and engineering is a gateway to a variety of careers, from biotech to space exploration. Hopkins offers many opportunities for cross-disciplinary research through the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, and our renowned School of Medicine. You’ll work in small, collaborative groups with faculty and graduate students with the option to focus your studies on the increasingly important disciplines of biomaterials and nanotechnology.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
Foundations of Materials Science & Engineering
We study the basic principles of materials science and engineering and how they apply to the behavior of materials in the solid state. Topics include the relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and crystal structure is developed; characterization of atomic and molecular arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors and polymers (including proteins); and the processing and synthesis of these different categories of materials.
Probability & Statistics for the Physical Sciences & Engineering
This is an introduction to probability and statistics at the calculus level. We’ll cover combinatorial probability, independence, conditional probability, random variables, expectation and moments, limit theory, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, tests of means and variances, and goodness-of-fit.
Engineering Management & Leadership
When engineers become working professionals, especially if they become managers, they must juggle knowledge of and tasks associated with operations, finance, ethics, strategy, team citizenship leadership and projects. In this course, you’ll learn about teamwork and people management, and gain an introduction to strategy, finance, and project management. Assignments include writing concise persuasive analyses and action plans and verbally defending your ideas.
PROF. ORLA WILSON
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
How Materials Science and Engineering Enhances the Performance of Olympic Cyclists
Each fall, engineer Orla Wilson challenges students to consider how material properties, structure, and processing affect performance in bicycle design.Read More
Join the Club
Hopkins students are eager to pursue their interests outside the classroom. With 450+ student-led organizations, here are just a few you could join:
- Johns Hopkins Association for Computing Machinery
- Design, Build, Fly
- Engineers Without Borders
- Materials Research Society (MRS)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM)
- Society of Biomaterials (SFB)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- The Triple Helix at Johns Hopkins University