Materials Science

Materials Science is the underlying science of high-performance materials including metals, ceramics and plastics, electronic materials and biomaterials.

It is about the science of developing high performance materials, making things from them and predicting their performance.

Everything we use is made of materials and Materials Science is about developing the best materials for different applications.

Research in Materials Science at UNSW is divided into the following research groups:


Functional Materials

Physical Metallurgy

Polymers and Composites

Process Metallurgy

You can also click here for more general details on Research in the School of Materials Science and Engineering

What is Materials Science and Engineering?
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