Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center


To be a nationally and internationally recognized materials and manufacturing center: a first choice for graduate and undergraduate education. 


To prepare graduates to be immediately productive and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, and to create and apply knowledge for the benefit of society. 


Provide high-quality R&D experiential learning to equip graduates to succeed professionally in globally-competitive environments- Conduct basic and applied research resulting in technology transfer for the betterment of mankind- Provide exemplary service to the University, local, state, national organizations, and the engineering profession.