Design and development

Materials Engineer

Engineer in Materials Science EPFL

Credits: Materials Engineer © Alain Herzog, EPFL

Materials are an integral part of our environment, in cars, planes, satellites, computers, sports and medical equipment, to give just a few examples. The purpose of materials science is to control the properties of matter down to atomic scale, and to optimise processes to produce innovative materials whose performance meets society's needs today and in the future. A materials engineer analyses materials and observes their qualities and defects in such diverse areas as metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, optical materials, electronic materials and composites. He/she then adapts these materials to give them the required properties.

Source : EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Federal Institutes of technology

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