Our cutting-edge research in next-generation materials creates technological solutions for environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and energy availability.
A leader in materials research and applications, we are an integral part of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto—the top ranked engineering school in Canada.
Founded in 1913 as Department Eight: Metallurgical Engineering, then modified in 1964 to the Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science (MMS), our name was officially finalized to Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) in 2001 to reflect advances in materials research and education that are based on, but have since evolved beyond traditional metallurgy. Today, the Department of Materials Science & Engineering is home to approximately 200 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students, and 30 faculty and staff.
As a discipline that enables all technologies, Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto is at the forefront of addressing global issues that have a direct impact on our lives today. Our cutting-edge research in advanced materials creates technological solutions for environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and energy availability.
As a world leader in materials applications and processing, our commitment to research and teaching excellence fosters innovative thinking, leading to the development of sustainable technologies that make a global impact.
Glenn Hibbard, PhD, PEng
Professor & Chair
Benjamin Hatton, PhD, PEng
Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
Steve Thorpe, PhD
Professor & Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Chandra Veer Singh, PhD, PEng
Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Research
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
Wallberg Building, 184 College Street, Suite 140
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E4 Canada
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