Our programs, both undergraduate and graduate, emphasize the chemistry, physics and mathematics of materials. Students learn fundamental tools for creating materials with unprecedented properties and for discovering new phenomena in materials. Graduate students take a series of foundational courses in materials structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics, along with courses focused on a selected class of materials. We welcome graduate students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds into our program, including physics, chemistry and all engineering disciplines. Please take a look at the diversity of faculty interests and Ph.D. thesis titles (under People/Alumni).