Mission statement

Our mission is to create, transfer, and preserve knowledge through impactful research, dynamic teaching, and the effective training of our future colleagues in materials science and welding engineering. We believe that learning, discovery, and innovation are fostered through the interaction of persons from a diverse background and are dedicated to creating an environment that welcomes and values all.

The department

History of MSE at Ohio State
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University has as its roots two departments: the Department of Geology, Mining and Metallurgy, founded in 1873, and the Department of Clayworking and Ceramics, founded in 1894. In 2010, the Welding Engineering program was realligned into the MSE department.

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University
Ohio State's roots go back to 1870, when the Ohio General Assembly established the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. The first class met in 1873 and consisted of 24 students; today OSU is one of the premiere research institutions in the world offering degrees in over 120 majors. 

Columbus and Ohio

About Columbus and Ohio
Columbus, the capital of Ohio, is a thriving city with a metropolitan population of 1.5 million. Columbus is home to numerous sporting teams--besides the Buckeyes--and offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.