Department of Materials Science & Engineering


In 1997, Tuskegee University’s (TU) administration approved the offering of the Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).  A group of faculty representing eight disciplines of science and  engineering was designated as MSE faculty, whose responsibility was to develop the curriculum and implement the program. The curriculum of the Ph.D. program was developed and approved in June 1998, and the program was successfully implemented in fall 1998.  The curriculum was reviewed and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) during the same year. The primary objective of the program is to significantly increase the number of African Americans holding Ph.D. degrees in Science and Engineering.   To date, TU has produced 31 PhDs in MSE and has become the largest producer of African American MSE PhDs in the nation.

In March 2011,  the TU Trustees approved the establishment of the Department of MSE and authorized the development of a Master’s program in MSE.  In October 2011, the TU Trustees approved the Master’s program in MSE, which was subsequently accepted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACS); and was implemented in January 2013. 

Mahesh Hosur, Ph.D., Fellow ASME
Interim Head and Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
101 Chappie James Center
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Phone:  334-724-4220
Fax:  334-724-4224
Felicia Jenkins
Coordinator, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
102 Chappie James Center
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Phone:  334-727-8802
Fax:  334-724-4224
Shaik Jeelani, Ph.D., P. E.
V. P. for Research and Dean of  Graduate Studies 
John A. Kenney Hall,
Suite 44-320
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone:  334-727-8970/334-552-1088