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Program

Program Overview

Students working in the Montana Tech Materials Stress Lab

Students working in the Montana Tech Materials Stress Lab.

Understand the theory, experimental techniques, current challenges, & socioeconomic impacts of materials science & engineering.

All students in the program – regardless of specialty – will understand how classes of materials derive their properties from the atomic to the macroscopic level and be familiar with the growing set of materials fabrication, assembly, processing and characterization tools and techniques. Further, students will be aware of and committed to the professional and ethical standards of the field. Students are also expected to become aware of the economic, societal, and broader impacts of materials and materials research.

Through their dissertation research, students will demonstrate that they can conceive, plan, design, conduct, analyze, defend, publish and communicate original and creative research that advances understanding in an area important to materials science.

While the program offers students the flexibility of three campuses, program requirements are uniform.

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raman microscope and high temperature furnace at Montana State University

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HyRox digital microscope examination of complex metal microstructure at Montana Tech

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high temperature fuel cell assembly at Montana State University

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thermogravimetric analysis at Montana Tech

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thermal gravimetric analysis at Montana State University

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Montana Tech GENL Far-field Probing Station

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Montana Tech field effect scanning electron microscope

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preparing samples for study in the X-ray Diffractometer at Montana State University

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installing heads on a hydrocyclone test stand at Montana Tech

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Fluorescence decay traces from the ultrafast emission lifetime spectrometer at Montana State University

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Adjusting flowrates in a continuous aqueous processing system at Montana Tech

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Optical elements of a time correlated single photon counting instrument at Montana State University

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dilatometer at Montana Tech

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in situ vibrational spectroscopy measurements with Ar+ ion laser and high temperature solid oxide fuel cell at Montana State University

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Montana Tech GENL Electrospinning tool

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adjusting gas flows into high temperature solid oxide fuel cell at Montana State University

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Montana Tech GENL Nanonics Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope