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About SAM

​CMU's Science of Advanced Materials (SAM) program is interdisciplinary and research intensive, offering a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) for students interested in the basic science of the exciting field of advanced materials.

This program provides you with a strong foundation in the disciplinary knowledge—as well as the necessary breadth required—for the nature of materials research.

Through coursework and research experience, SAM faculty train you in current techniques for the predictive modeling of new materials, their synthesis and their characterization.​