Because the ways in which materials are made, used, and recycled can affect fields as diverse as medicine, energy, transportation, and manufacturing, Materials Science & Engineering (MTE) research plays a key role in helping advance these important areas.

Cutting-edge research currently being conducted at WPI's Metal Processing Institute and Integrative Materials Design Center includes work in these areas:

  • Casting, powder metallurgy, and heat treating—helping some of the nation’s most important industries stay up to date and competitive
  • Advanced technology for recovering metal from the waste stream—reusing it in the most effective and economical manner
  • Efficiency and reusability—designing and manufacturing products to optimize performance, reliability, and recyclability