materials science


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)

Other Words from materials science

materials scientist noun

Examples of materials science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chemical manufacturing and materials science are industries where microscopic changes in microscopic systems can have major impacts on macroscale development. Alex Knapp, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Computational materials science promises to speed the introduction of new materials while also unearthing ones with entirely novel properties. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 8 Apr. 2022 Underpinning such advances has been the bedrock of Switzerland’s 21st-century renaissance: materials science. Alex Doak, Wired, 30 Dec. 2021 Not really, according to Michael Hickner, a professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State. Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Kim, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and of materials science and engineering at the University of Arizona, recently received a $600,000 award from the National Science Foundation to make his vision a reality. Melina Walling, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2022 Based in Whitefish, Montana, and funded entirely by Techmanski, the company is small, agile, and able to take advantage of the latest innovations in materials science. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 18 Sep. 2021 Their research will focus on areas including materials science, health technologies and plant science to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and to benefit life on the planet, according to NASA. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 27 Apr. 2022 Today, a partnership between Himalayan farmers via Himalayan Wild Fibers, an Italian fiber spinner and Candiani Denim, and the materials science and lifestyle brand PANGAIA, marks a new chapter in denim’s history. Brooke Roberts-islam, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of materials science

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Materials science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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