The Catholic University of America

Areas of Specialization

Materials Science and Engineering at CUA will cater to the needs of both engineering and science majors. The program has focus areas of specialization in: 

  • Nanotechnology
  • Photovoltaic Cells
  • Composite Materials
  • Carbon Nanotube-Based Materials and Sensors
  • Magnetic and Optical Materials
  • Glasses, Ceramics, and Metallurgy
  • Computational Materials Science

Students in the MSE program at CUA have unique opportunities for research and internships in numerous laboratories in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area including:

  • CUA Nanotechnology Center
  • CUA's Vitreous State Laboratory
  • CUA's BONE/CRAB Laboratory
  • CUA's Intelligent Materials Laboratory
  • National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • National Institutes of Health