The research activities of the department cover most of the important and advanced topics in materials science and engineering, with an emphasis on structure, properties, and processing of materials. The materials systems which are studied include: metals and alloys, ceramic materials, polymers, composites, electronic materials, thin films, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and amorphous materials.
A wide range of courses and research projects is available in the following areas:
- Metals and Alloys
- Ceramic materials
- Electronic materials
- Functional materials
- Electrochemistry and Corrosion
- Interfaces in Materials
- Mechanics of soft materials
- Microstructural Characterization
- Pharmaceutical Materials Science
Each of the research topics is at the forefront of science and materials engineering, and the research is often conducted in collaboration with industry, and with other scientists in Israel and abroad.
The research in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering is conducted by 16 faculty members, seven professor emeriti, 18 research associates, five to ten post-doctoral research associates, and approximately 100 graduate students.
Most of the research activities at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering are conducted within the framework of the Materials Research Center.
Central Research Facilities
Due to the special character of the research in the department, several central laboratories of the Materials Engineering Research Center are used in a large proportion of the research activities. These central laboratories include: