Materials science is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering.
It includes elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering. With significant media attention to nanoscience and nanotechnology in the recent years, materials science has been propelled to the forefront at many universities, sometimes controversially. The basis of all materials science involves relating the desired properties and relative performance of a material in a certain application to the structure of the atoms and phases in that material through characterization. A career in material sciences and engineering has a lot to offer. Anyone pursuing it can also establish good professional grounds by learning advanced software like Finite Element Analysis modeling. The materials paradigm represented in the form of a tetrahedron Materials Science centers on the relationships among the processing, structure, properties and performance of six major classes of materials: Metals. Ceramics. Polymers. Composites. Semiconductors. Biomaterials <THE NEW SCIENCE OF STRONG MATERIALS>