Materials science and engineering is a discipline that enables the creation and application of materials in society.Over the past thirty years, designed and created materials have transformed everyday living, the world's workplace, and the global economy. Nearly everything we use is made of a material that has been modified or designed by a materials engineer to perform better than it would without a little help from humans. Materials scientists and engineers develop new materials and ways to use them. They are interested in the interrelationships between a material's structure and properties.Materials make up the things we use, and materials engineers study, design, and make materials. Materials engineers modify and design materials to perform better than they otherwise would. They develop new materials and create uses for them that benefit humans. Materials engineers are involved in the entire life cycle of materials from the raw materials production, to materials synthesis and processing, component design and development, manufacturing, use, and reclamation and recycling.
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