Materials Science


What properties are being targeted for optimization in modern materials design?

Below is a short list of current goals in materials science engineering. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is just meant to give you an idea of what is going on in the field of materials science research today.

  • Develop structural materials with high temperature stability to increase engine efficiency at high temperatures
  • Develop strong, chemically stable, rust- and corrosion-resistant materials for use in construction
  • Develop lightweight, mechanically strong materials for high-speed flight
  • Develop strong, cost-efficient types of glass to make unbreakable windows increasingly available to the general public
  • Develop materials to facilitate the processing of nuclear waste
  • Develop fibers with extremely low light absorption for use in optical communication cables


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