Materials Graduate Programs

Graduate studies in Materials at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers programs leading to Master's and Ph.D. degrees. Course offerings cover a broad spectrum of areas within Materials. Highlighted by an accomplished international faculty with widely published basic and applied research, graduate studies in Materials can be broadly focused while specifically structured to each graduate student's needs.

The department serves diverse graduate degree candidates, including many who work full-time in industry/business in southeastern Wisconsin. Full-time graduate students are eligible for support as research or teaching assistants. Graduate students can also apply for Graduate School Fellowships. Graduate intern opportunities are also available.


The department has a number of widely recognized research strengths. Some recent basic and applied titles include:

  • Design, Growth, and Characterization of Ceramic Nano-Laminate Thin Films
  • Environmental Degradation of Engineering Materials Including Biocompatibility of Bio-Implants
  • Mechanical Properties Structure Correlation for Commercial Specification of Cast Particulate Metal Matrix Composites
  • Self-Repairing Ceramic Nano-Laminate Coatings for Protection of Biomedical Implants
  • Thermal Management of Reinforcement for Novel Microstructures and Interfaces in Cast Metal Matrix Composites

Research Centers and Laboratories

  • Center for Composite Materials
  • Foundry and Solidification Processing Laboratory
  • Materials Degradation Laboratory
  • Surface Analysis Laboratory
  • Thin Film Laboratory
  • Tribology Laboratory
  • Welding Laboratory

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