The Cal Poly Materials Engineering Department offers the only primarily undergraduate materials engineering program of the 53 materials science and engineering departments in the United States. It is student-centered with lots of hands-on learning by doing. Faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a positive learning environment where students learn engineering fundamentals, gain experience with materials characterization and testing equipment, and develop teamwork and professional skills. The MATE curriculum allows flexibility with breadth electives, as well as specialization with technical electives.

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Senior Projects from 2021

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Void and Density Analysis of Cyanate Ester Composites, Cameron B. Atwood

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Dental Cement Thickening Agents for Mudslide Prevention, Kristina Emiliya Babayev, Emily Elizabeth Johnson, and Diana Evet Reihaneh

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Metallurgical and Thermal Processing Investigation of Additively Manufactured Superalloys JBK-75 and NASA-HR-1, Allyse Birken and Derek Noel

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Pressure Driven Desalination Membranes: Lyotropic Liquid Crystals Containing Single Walled Carbon, Matteo A. Del Giudice and Samantha Castillo Merigold

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Newly Developed Antifouling Coating Alloys for Hydraulic Cylinder Applications, Christopher Liam Fahey and Robin Ashley Payne

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Effects of UV Exposure on the Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Cactus Based Biopolymers, Madison Glozer, Megan Bolling, and Addison Wolfson

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Effect of Dissolved Oxygen on Corrosion of Carbon and 13Cr Steel in a Brine Environment, Kevin Peter Iu and Andy Zhou

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The Biodegradation of Certified Compostable Laminate Fruit Labels: In Home Composting Environment, Angus Kojimoto and Benjamin Kohlbush

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Analysis of the Use of Waste Material in 3D Printing, Alexander Laurence

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Strengthening of 7175 Aluminum Alloy Through Multi-Step Aging Process, Colin E. Masterson and Ryland W. Jolliffe

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Effect of Distal Core Flattening on 304 Stainless Steel Guide Wires, Khanh Phan

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The Effects of Glass Fiber Fillers On Epoxy Resin Performance, Ashton Robert Reinhold and Manuel Jose Aguirre II

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Development of a Marine Biodegradable Target Balloon, Blake Samuel Robinson, Arash Sam Akhavi, and David Leonardo Albarran-Martinez

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Life Cycle Assessment of an iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit, Camden N. Webb and Dylan A. Ell

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Solvent Analysis of Phenolic Resin Glass Fiber Reinforced Prepreg During Out-time, Sixin Zhai and Crystal Ipong