Metallurgical and materials engineers create new materials or improve existing materials that meet certain mechanical, chemical, electrical, and thermal requirements. This is accomplished through the design, processing, and analysis of materials. Materials engineers understand the relationship between the properties of a material and its internal structure—from the macro level to the atomic level.

Metallurgical and materials engineering is an interdisciplinary subject, combining the physics and chemistry of matter and engineering applications.

Last Update Date: 17 January 2019, Thursday