University of California, Berkeley

Material Science and Engineering Department

Materials Science and Engineering encompasses all natural and synthetic materials – their extraction, synthesis, processing, properties, characterization, and development for technological applications. Optimized materials are utilized in medical device and healthcare industries, the energy industries, electronics and photonics, transportation, advanced batteries and fuel cells, and nanotechnology. Students in materials science and engineering develop a fundamental understanding of materials and specialize in any of the many different joint studies available.

MSE Department Overview Presentation 

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Contact Us

Department offices are located in 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, in the Northeast corner of campus.


Department of Materials Science and Engineering
210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1760

Phone: (510) 642-3801
Fax: (510) 643-5792