Interdisciplinary Materials Science

We’re seeking exceptional faculty to move MizzouForward in national health and scientific priority areas related to materials science and engineering. To further interdisciplinary collaboration, the university will consider faculty candidates in several areas of research.

Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Research Areas

  • Metamaterials, programmable and modulated metamaterials for wave control
  • Soft materials and electronic devices
  • Advanced nanostructures
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Nano-sponges
  • Microwave absorption
  • X-ray and neutron scattering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Luminescent carbon nanotubes

Apply or Nominate a Researcher

A successful MizzouForward candidate is an accomplished researcher with a passion for collaboration and the desire to address our world’s most pressing needs. The colleagues we’re looking to recruit possess:

  • A proven track record of external research funding, particularly from federal agencies
  • A research agenda that complements the goals of MizzouForward
  • A strong publication record
  • Evidence of external recognition of one’s work, such as national awards and honors, membership with national academies, etc.
  • Interdisciplinary research that has the potential to impact multiple disciplines

If you’re interested in learning more or you know an exceptional investigator who can help us reach our research goals, we want to hear from you. Faculty ready to move Mizzou forward should apply now.

Why Interdisciplinary Materials Science at Mizzou?

  • The MU Materials Science & Engineering Institute (MUMSEI) brings together interdisciplinary collaborators focused on materials science and engineering research and education. The Materials Characterization and Fabrication Facility includes state-of-the-art equipment to support this work.
  • Electron Microscopy Core offers access to scanning and transmission electron microscopes as well as assistance, training and ancillary equipment to help researchers process, analyze and visualize a wide variety of materials and biological samples.
  • University of Missouri Research Reactor is the nation’s most powerful university reactor and sole U.S. provider of several radioisotopes used in radiopharmaceuticals.

Interdisciplinary Materials Science Advisory Committee

MizzouForward is comprised of multiple advisory committees. Each committee is interdisciplinary in its composition and they review the applicant materials, conduct Zoom interviews with candidates and make recommendations to the hiring authorities.