Program Highlights


From treating diseases to building the future of sustainable energy, the Department of Materials Science is at the forefront of advanced materials research. Learn more


The state-of-the-art Materials Characterization Processing center makes Hopkins a hub for critical research and materials engineers. Learn More


As a student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, you will receive the foundational knowledge and experiences you need to pursue your professional goals—no matter which degree path you take. Learn more

Paid Research Opportunities

Master's students can earn academic credit while working in the corporate research field through the Institute of NanoBioTechnology Master's Co-Op Industry Program. Learn More

A Focus on Research

A field-leading faculty

From biomaterials and materials for energy to computational and structural materials, our faculty are leading advances and redefining their areas of study. Areas of Research

An interdisciplinary focus

Our faculty partner with colleagues across Johns Hopkins divisions and play leadership roles in many of the university's most dynamic and renowned research centers and institutes. Explore related research centers and institutes

World-class facilities

From the Materials Characterization and Processing facility and Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Lab to our Undergraduate Teaching Lab, we provide an ideal environment for research and education. Learn about our facilities

Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative

The Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative (VTSI) is an endowed fellowship program at Johns Hopkins for PhD students in STEM fields. It provides full tuition, stipend, and benefits while also providing targeted mentoring, networking, community, and professional development opportunities. Students who have attended a historically black college and university (HBCU) or other minority serving institution (MSI) for undergraduate study are eligible to apply.

Joining a great project and being mentored by faculty who are top-notch in the field was definitely high on my list when I was deciding on grad schools and 5 years down the line, I am still glad I chose JHU.

Suhas Eswarappa Prameela PhD Student