- The Materials and Manufacturing Technology (MMT) school-wide graduate concentration at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering leads to an M.S. degree or Ph.D. degree in Engineering with a concentration in MMT.
- There are four primary emphases within MMT which include:
- Chemical Processing and Production
- Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices
- Biomedical and Electronic Manufacturing
- Materials Engineering
- Currently, there are 29 faculty members from five departments (CEE, BME, ChEMS, EECS, and MAE) participating in this interdisciplinary program.
- Given the nature of Materials and Manufacturing Technology as an interdisciplinary program, students having a background and suitable training in either Materials, Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical), or the Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology) are encouraged to participate.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Southern California has one of the largest manufacturing bases in the world. The materials and manufacturing industries include: aerospace, automotive, biomedical, communications, construction, defense, electronics, food processing, machining, medical instruments, metallurgy, oil refinery, pharmaceutical, optics, semiconductor, and tools, etc.
- Subjects of interest in Materials and Manufacturing Technology cover a wide spectrum including metals and alloys, electronic and optical materials, ceramics, advanced composites, polymers, biomaterials, electronic packaging, bonding and solder technology, microfabrication, materials deposition and growth techniques, semiconductor processing, atomic arrangement in alloys and materials, sensors, life-chips, and nanotechnology,
- The emerging new research and technological areas in materials and manufacturing technology are in many cases interdisciplinary.
- The principal objective of the graduate curriculum is to integrate a student’s area of emphasis—whether it be chemical processing and production, electronic and photonic materials and devices, electronic packaging and manufacturing, or materials engineering —into the whole of materials and manufacturing technology.
- The field of MMT ranks high on the list of top careers for scientists and engineers. The services of these engineers and scientists are required in a variety of engineering operations and research and development dealing, for example, with design of semiconductors and optoelectronic devices and products, integrated circuit technology, electronic interconnect and packaging, new technologies based on composites and high-temperature materials, biomedical instruments and products, performance improvements (quality, reliability, safety, energy efficiency) in automobile and aircraft components, machining, manufacturing of alloys and steels, and construction of highways and bridges.
Academic Master's Program
Normative Time to Degree
Thesis or Comprehensive Exam
Given the nature of Materials and Manufacturing Technology as an interdisciplinary program, students having a background and suitable training in either Materials, Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical), or the Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology) are encouraged to participate. Recommended background courses include an introduction to materials, thermodynamics, mechanical properties, and electrical/optical/magnetic properties. A student with an insufficient background may be required to take remedial undergraduate courses following matriculation as a graduate student.
Guideline of Documents
Use the following list as a guideline of documents needed for a complete application:
- Application Fee
- Statement Of Purpose
- Official Copy of GRE
- Official Copy of TOEFL (International Applicants Only)
- Official Copy of Transcripts (Bachelors and Masters, if applicable)
- 3 letters of recommendation
All domestic students should fill out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) to become eligible for fellowships and to become eligible for loans, if necessary. Aside from the FAFSA, there are no separate aid applications required and all applicants will be reviewed for any available funding at the time of their admission review. This review includes all fellowships, teaching assistant positions, research positions, etc.
Do you offer funding for M.S. students?
While funding offers are not guaranteed, we certainly make every effort to fund as many of our incoming students as possible. Funding for M.S. students is limited and competitive, but M.S. students can receive funding in the form of fellowships, graduate student researcher appointments, teaching assistant positions, reader/grader positions, or CODE mentor fellowship.
Do you offer funding for international students?
While funding offers are not guaranteed, we certainly make every effort to fund as many of our incoming students as possible. International students are eligible for the same funding that non-international students are eligible for.
How do I contact a professor to be considered for funding and for a place in his or her lab?
While it is not mandatory that you contact any faculty members prior to applying to our programs, the best way is to begin with emails and perhaps phone calls. Introduce yourself and let him or her know that you would be interested in working with the professor because the research is aligned with your goals. If you are domestic and able to visit, it would be a good idea to get familiar with the labs, tour the campus, and/or meet some current students and professors. If you are an international student, the best strategy would be to contact faculty by email.
Tuition & Fees
Graduate/Credential Student Fees 2018-19
|Fall 2018||Winter 2019||Spring 2019||Annual|
|Student Services Fee||376.00||376.00||376.00||1,128.00|
|Assoc. Grad Students Fee||9.00||9.00||9.00||27.00|
|Student Center Fee||137.88||137.88||137.87||413.63|
|Bren Events Center Fee||23.00||23.00||23.00||69.00|
|Recreation Center Fee||88.00||88.00||88.00||264.00|
|eTech Fee *||60.00||60.00||60.00||180.00|
|Document Fee †||80.00||0.00||0.00||80.00|
|Student Health Insurance||1,348.00||1,347.00||1,347.00||4,042.00|
|Total California Resident||$5,795.88||$5,794.88||$5,794.87||$17,385.63|
|Nonresident Supplemental Tuition||5,034.00||5,034.00||5,034.00||15,102.00|
Posted 10 August 2018 at http://reg.uci.edu/fees/2018-2019/graduate.html.
The tuition, fees, and charges posted to your billing statement or account are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus your final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.
* The non-refundable eTech Fee is required of all students and is used to support the maintenance and improvement of existing education technology, and new services and capabilities. The eTech fee is listed separately as the charged amount varies based on the amount of undergraduate units the student is enrolled in and is assessed later in the term than the other fees listed. The fee is $4 per unit of undergraduate lecture course, up to a maximum amount of $60 (or 15 units) per quarter. It will be assessed after the third week of instruction. The $60 eTech Fee included on this chart reflects the maximum possible fee.
† The Document Fee provides lifetime access to official transcripts and academic verifications without a fee for in-person pickup or delivery by USPS. In addition, there is no fee for mailing the initial diploma. Effective Fall 2018, new undergraduate, professional, and graduate students are assessed the one-time document fee. Eligible students are able to use financial aid to cover the Document Fee.
Chin C. Lee, Ph.D.
Director and Graduator Advisor of MMT; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Interests: bonding technology, electronic packaging, acoustics, microwaves, semiconductor devices, thermal management
Ozdal Boyraz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Interests: silicon photonics, nonlinear optics in silicon, cascaded cavity silicon Raman lasers
Peter Burke, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: nano-electronics, bio-nanotechnology
Zhongping Chen, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Otolaryngology; Surgery Research Interests: biomedical optics, optical coherence tomography, bioMEMS, biomedical devices
Franco De Flaviis, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Interests: microwave systems, wireless communications, electromagnetic circuit simulations
James Earthman, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering Research Interests: biomaterials, dental and orthopaedic implants, green materials, nanocrystalline alloys, deformation and damage processes
Manuel Gamero-Castaño, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: electric propulsion, with emphasis on colloid thruster technology for precision formation flying missions and Hall thrusters, electrohydrodynamic atomization of liquids and related problems like electrospray ionization and technological applications of electrosprays, aerosol diagnostics
Michelle Khine, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: development of novel nano- and micro-fabrication technologies and systems for single cell analysis, stem cell research, in-vitro diagnostics
John LaRue, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: fluid mechanics, micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS), turbulence, heat transfer, instrumentation
Abraham Lee, Ph.D.
William J. Link Chair in Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Lab-on-a-Chip health monitoring instruments, drug delivery micro/nanoparticles, integrated cell sorting microdevices, lipid vesicles as carriers for cells and biomolecules, high throughput droplet bioassays, microfluidic tactile sensors
Henry Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Interests: photonics, fiber-optics and compound semiconductors
Jaeho Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: Nanoscale heat transfer and materials engineering, targeting impact on semiconductor devices and energy conversion systems via metrology development.
Guann-Pyng Li, Ph.D.
Director of the UCI Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Director of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: high-speed semiconductor technology, optoelectronic devices, integrated circuit fabrication and testing
Marc Madou, Ph.D.
UCI Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: fundamental aspects of micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), biosensors, nanofluidics, biomimetics
J. Michael McCarthy, Ph.D.
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering in the Center for Engineering Science in Design and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: machine design and kinematic synthesis of spatial mechanisms and robots
Martha Mecartney, Ph.D.
UCI Endowed Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: ceramics for energy applications and for use in extreme environments, interfacial design for enhanced physical properties, transmission electron microscopy
Farghalli Mohamed, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: mechanical behavior of engineering materials such as metals, composites and ceramics, the correlation between behavior and microstructure, creep and superplasticity, mechanisms responsible for strengthening and fracture
Ayman Mosallam, Ph.D. Professor,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Interests: advanced composites and hybrid systems, seismic repair and rehabilitation of structures, blast mitigation and diagnostic/prognostic techniques for infrastructure security
Daniel Mumm, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: development of materials for power generation systems, propulsion, integrated sensing, advanced vehicle concepts and platform protection
Regina Ragan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: exploration and development of novel material systems for nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices
Tim Rupert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: mechanical behavior, nanomaterials, structure property relationships, microstructural stability, grain boundaries and interfaces, materials characterization
Frank Shi, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Interests: optoelectronic devices and materials, optoelectronic device packaging materials, optoelectronic medical devices and packaging, white LED technologies, high power LED packaging
Andrei Shkel, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Interests: design and advanced control of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), precision micro-sensors and actuators for telecommunication and information technologies, MEMS-based health monitoring systems, disposable diagnostic devices, prosthetic implants
Lizhi Sun, Ph.D.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: micro- and nano-mechanics, composites and nanocomposites, smart materials and structures, multiscale modeling, elastography
William Tang, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) nanoscale engineering for biomedical applications, microsystems integration, microimplants, microbiomechanics, microfluidics
Chen Tsai, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Research Interests: integrated and fiber optics, devices and materials, integrated acoustooptics and magnetooptics, integrated microwave magnetics, Ultrasonic Atomization for Nanoparticles Synthesis, silicon photonics
Lorenzo Valdevit, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research Interests: multifunctional sandwich structures, thermal protection systems, morphing structures, active materials, MEMS, electronic packaging, cell mechanics
Yoonjin Won, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Interests: multi-scale structures for thermal and energy applications, in particular fabrication, characterization, and integration of structured materials
Albert Fan Yee, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry Research Interests: nanofabrication of soft materials, physics of polymer thin films, nanomechanical properties of polymers, ultra-low-k dielectrics, fracture and toughening of polymer nanocomposites
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