Materials physics is concerned with understanding important physical phenomena in technologically relevant materials systems. Examples include the solidification and thermomechanical response of lead free solders; new thin film transistor materials for flexible electronics; transparent conductors for display, photovoltaic, and flexible electronics; and exotic thermoelectric materials for waste heat energy scavenging. Students interested in this area of study may pursue advanced degrees in either Materials Science and Engineering or Physics.
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Last Updated: 2/2/13