The Department of Materials Science and Engineering enjoys forming partnerships with local industry leaders and companies, who work with the department on student projects and research initiatives. Some of our partners include:
- Carpenter Technology
- FEI Company, Tools for Nanotech
- GE Aviation
- Imago Scientific Instruments: LEAP
- Lockheed Martin
- North American Die Casting Association
- Pratt & Whitney
- Perkin-Elmer Corp., Norwalk, CT
- Queen City Forging
- Retractable Technologies Inc. (RCI), Little Elm, TX
- Texas Instruments, Dallas
In addition to industrial collaborations, collaborations with national and international universities and research laboratories include, but are not limited to:
- Indian Institutes of Technologies at Kharagpur, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar-India
- Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore, India
- Shandong University, Jinan, China
- Southern Methodist University
- Ohio State University
- Groningen University, Netherlands
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratory
- Air Force Research Laboratory
- Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Toluca
- Penn State
- Ioannina University (Greece)
- National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece)
How do students benefit from partnerships?
Partnerships with industry leaders allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom to solve real issues. Working on projects with professional engineers elevates students’ skills and industry knowledge, preparing them for future careers, while helping them network and build relationships.
One way the Department of Materials Science and Engineering uses partnerships is the Senior Research program, MTSE’s capstone undergraduate project. Students apply what they have learned in the classroom to study and research key issues in materials science. These projects can vary in focus from science to engineering depending on the student’s interest. Projects can be directly related to a faculty member’s research area and/or be a cooperative effort with industry.
Why do industry leaders volunteer as partners?
Companies and professionals benefit from collaborating with student projects and departmental research because it allows the company to meet emerging talent and perform research about real mechanical engineering and energy issues at no cost.
If you are a local engineering professional or company who would like to partner with the department on a student project or research initiative, contact Dr. Peter Collins at 940-565-4630 or Peter.Collins@unt.edu.