Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas.
The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The Materials Science and Engineering at UMD currently has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty covering a broad range of materials with a research expenditure of $13-14M a year. The vibrant research at the Department was featured on the front covers of Nature, Science and Physics Today, all within the past 6 months. Faculty research has also led to the formation of several technology startup companies, bringing research outcome to societal impact.