The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State University

MSE Visual Competition Results

The NC State MSE department recently hosted its second visual competition as a way to foster positive morale and encourage a supportive spirit for faculty, staff, and students. After a competitive and nail-biting review by the judging panel, the winners have been selected and we are excited to announce them. Two winners were selected for the main competition.

Unlocking Student Success: Importance of Academic Advising

Effective academic advising is key to connecting students’ academic opportunities with their future goals. It provides a supportive framework that helps students overcome obstacles and encourages personal growth, crucial for both academic success and career preparation. Hillary Stone, as the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Academic Advisor, has enhanced this role by establishing a proactive collaboration with students by utilizing a holistic advising approach.

George Martell: A Journey of Service, Safety and Seamless IT

In the world of IT and safety, George Martell is a seasoned professional who brings a unique blend of perspective and experience to his role as the IT Manager and Safety Officer at NC State’s Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department. Martell’s journey, both before and during his time at NC State, reveals a story of dedication, resilience, and a commitment to creating a seamless and secure environment for the university’s research community.
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Our Research

Through its state-of-the-art facilities and advanced computer resources, MSE integrates education and research, giving our students opportunities to solve real-world problems in the classroom, field and laboratory settings. We boast six robust research areas with unique challenges and impacts:

  • Structural Materials
  • Soft and Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Materials Characterization
  • Energy Materials

Learn by Doing

Broaden Your World

Student Organizations: Choose from our department organizations or other College of Engineering student organizations to network with students and professionals outside the classroom.

Co-op Experience: Gain hands-on job experience through the Cooperative Education Program while pursuing your degree, and get paid for it.

Study Abroad: Engineer without borders. Many employers are looking for graduates with second languages and international exposure. Study Abroad introduces you to global engineering.


Donations help the MSE department evolve and keep pace with the latest technology while giving our students the skills, global awareness, and sense of responsibility they need to make a difference. Consider supporting the department today. Follow our Give Now link to donate to the Materials Science and Engineering Enhancement Fund.