Material Sciences

Materials Science is an engineering discipline that emerged in the 1960s from various research programs in metallurgy, engineering, physics, and electronics. In San Diego, Materials Science research began in the 1950s with General Atomics and other major contract companies. Materials Science is integral to the San Diego tech and science community across the biotech, telecommunication, and IT sectors. UC San Diego’s interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering facility houses professors from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Structural Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the School of Medicine, and beyond.