materials science

noun

Definition of materials science

: the scientific study of the properties and applications of materials of construction or manufacture (such as ceramics, metals, polymers, and composites)

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Recent Examples on the Web The fashion industry’s latest visionary partnership between EON, a product cloud platform and materials science and apparel company PANGAIA marks a significant turning point for what is now expected on labels. Amy Nguyen, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Its basic energy sciences program funds chemistry, materials science, and condensed matter physics, and its advanced scientific computing program provides supercomputing for myriad studies. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, 26 May 2021 Global brands are beginning to take a stake in such solutions, as evidenced by materials science partnerships and investments, buoyed by consumers becoming increasingly vigilant about the environmental consequences of plastics. Brooke Roberts-islam, Forbes, 18 May 2021 The north star guiding Dow’s modernization efforts is the company’s ambition: To become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Elizabeth Freedman, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 That being said, enamel can help with a more even distribution of heat, says Liheng Cai, Green’s collaborator on a science of cooking class and an assistant professor of materials science, chemical and biomedical engineering. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 Bhattacharyay and Ying Ma, associate professor of materials science, played pivotal roles in gathering enough funding for the supercomputer. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2021 The science inside and out will include space physiology, life science, fluid physics, materials science, astronomy and Earth observation. Ling Xin, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2021 Bayer first created a company to research mycelium in 2007 after establishing a new domain of materials science, part of the study of solid state physics and chemistry, known as mycelium materials while still a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic. Chloe Sorvino, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of materials science

1956, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2021

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“Materials science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/materials%20science. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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