Material Engineering & Design

  • Seeking to bridge the gap between design, engineering, and the use of different materials

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Students will have the opportunity to research the usage of various materials and their application to building and designing real-world systems. This includes how material properties impact design, various methods of manufacturing, composite-based structures, and applying new fabrication processes to design. Teams have the freedom to focus on environmentally friendly designs and use a variety of materials including carbon fiber.

Methods & Technologies

  • Composites
  • Nano Materials
  • Epoxy and other chemical matrices
  • Wet-lay Up Methods
  • Vacuum Bagging Methods
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Finite Element Modeling and Analysis
  • CAD Modeling


  • Mechanical Subteam
  • Chemical Subteam
  • Design & Process Engineering Subteam

Areas of Interest

  • Materials Science
  • Process Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering


  • SAMPE New Jersey (Parent Chapter)
  • SAMPE Center of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing
  • NYU SAMPE (Society for Advancement in Materials and Process Engineering)

Faculty Advisor

  • Rastislav Levicky
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