Inspiring Students to not Only Learn, But to Excel

Students in WPI’s Materials Science & Engineering (MTE) program benefit from the cutting-edge research and learning taking place every day in our classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories. MTE utilizes diverse facilities to create and convey knowledge at the forefront of materials science, processing, and engineering.

Electrochemical Energy Laboratory. Focuses on new electrode materials and structures for next-generation lithium ion batteries and fundamental electrochemical processes.

Integrative Materials Design Center. Defines, disseminates, and implements a new design paradigm and supporting methodologies for failure prevention and increased performance, reliability, and recyclability.

Materials Characterization Laboratory. Serves the materials community at WPI and offers a range of analytical techniques and support services.

Metal Processing Institute. Dedicated to advancing the state of the art in near-net-shape manufacturing and materials recovery and recycling.

Nanomaterials & Nanomanufacturing Laboratory. Focus is on nano and molecular sciences and technologies, interface phenomena at micro and nanoscales, and sustainable energy.

Polymer Laboratory. Features equipment and instruments for the synthesis, processing, and testing of polymer and biomaterials.

Surface Metrology Laboratory. The only academic laboratory in the US dedicated to advancing the understanding of the formation, behavior, measurement, and analysis of surface roughness.

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