School of Advanced Materials Discovery

A Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program

Materials Science Engineering studies the use, properties, functions, and characterization of materials to address complex issues of efficiency, sustainability, cost and equity. Material scientists combine physics, chemistry, math, engineering, merchandising, and many other fields to create novel materials.

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Justin Sambur

SAMD professor, Justin Sambur, receives a highly competitive award from the Department of Energy

June 26, 2020

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CSU engineers will design medical-grade masks

CSU engineers will design medical-grade, mass-producible masks for COVID-19 response

May 5, 2020

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medical gown testing

Materials for medical gowns undergo rigorous testing by CSU experts

April 22, 2020

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SAMD Highlights
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Congratulations to our PhD Student Carter Dojan for winning the Innovation in Engineering award at the 2022 CSU Venture Demo Day!
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Roberta Maia Sabino is the first SAMD PhD graduate student to walk at commencement
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PhD Student Roberta Maia Sabino presents at TermisAM (Orlando – Dec/19): Tanfloc/Heparin Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Enhances Hemocompatibility and Antibacterial Activities of Titania Nanotubes.

Assistant Professor Hua Chen speaks on “Novel transport phenomena in noncollinear antiferromagnets”, 2019 Annual Meeting of the APS Four Corners Section, October 11-12, 2019, Prescott, AZ.

Assistant Professor Hua Chen speaks on “Magnetoelectric effects in anomalous Hall antiferromagnets”, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan, October 2019.