About

Overview
MSE at a glance

Excellence in research and education

Employment of Alumni

Among 138 Ph. D. alumni

(2014-2018)

Faculty Appointments of Alumni

86 University Professors among Alumni

Publications in Top Journals
(Nature, Science Sisters)

2019 : Science (1), Nature(1)

2018 : Science (2), Nature(7)

2017 : Nature(6)

2016 : Nature(9)

2015 : Science (2), Nature(5)

Faculty Appointments in
Top Univesrsities

POSTECH (7), SNU (3),

KAIST (2), Yonsei Univ. (2),

Korea Univ. (4), Abroad (7))

Faculty Appointments in
Top Univesrsities

POSTECH (7), SNU (3),

KAIST (2), Yonsei Univ. (2),

Korea Univ. (4), Abroad (7))

Publications in Top Journals
(Nature, Science Sisters)

2019 : Science (1), Nature(1)

2018 : Science (2), Nature(7)

2017 : Nature(6)

2016 : Nature(9)

2015 : Science (2), Nature(5)

Large-scale Research Projects

Group Research Project :
3 projects (total sum : 14.3 billion won)

Personal Research Project :
14 projects (total sum : 27.4 billion won)

World University/
Department Ranking

QS World University Ranking : 83th

Top 50 Under 50 : 6th

By Subject(Materials Science) : 45th

Excellent research infrastructure

Curriculum

Fundamentals of Materials science
Applications of Materials engineering

Research Facilities

Over 100 facilities including metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) system and Ultra-high atomic resolution imaging (more than 50 million USD)

Research Institute

8 research institutes including Center of
Single Atom-based Semiconductor Device

Accelerators

High resolution analysis
tools for materials research

Lavish supports for students

Scholarships for undergraduate students

Academic scholarship, Achievement Encourage
Scholarship, Department Fund Scholarship,
Oha Scholarship, MSE global challenge Scholarship,
Major Course Scholarship, MSA Scholarship

Scholarships for graduate student

BK four (Brain Korea phase 4) supports,
2,097 million\/year

Opportunity for study abroad

Visiting overseas : 2018 (18), 2019 (3)

International exchange student programs :
2018 (7), 2019 (9), 2020 (1)

Opportunity of research experience

Research participation program for
undergraduate student
:
2018 (21), 2019 (20), 2020 (32)

Research scholarship program
(summer/winter)
:
2018 (11), 2019 (13)

Welcome remark

Material Science and Engineering, the foundational knowledge for the renovation of the future technology

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering(MSE) at POSTECH was established as the Department of Materials & Metallugical in December 1986 with the opening of the university.
The founding tenet of POSTECH states “Pohang University of Science and Technology not only focuses on advanced research in diverse fields of basic science and engineering by cooperating closely with world-leading universities, but also strives to develop itself as a global hub for research related to the materials sector.” Along with the founding tenet, we, as a fundamental department of POSTECH which aims to contribute to humanity by leading the future of science and engineering, have become a world-class department in the field of materials by realizing excellence in education and research.
The name was changed to the Department of Materials Science & Engineering in June 2001 reflecting the development of not only materials but also related fields such as new material development, next-generation energy source research, and biomaterial research. In 2020, our excellence in education and research has been recognized by the 4th stage BK project (Brain Korea Program for Leading Universities & Students), supported by the Ministry of Education, and we are building the foundation for long-term development of the department, establishing ourselves as a leading player in the field of science and industry. Currently, about 30 undergraduate and 50 graduate students receive their degrees annually.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering of POSTECH is waiting for your passion for science and technology and vision for material research.

Prof. Hyun sang Hwang  Head of MSE department of POSTECH

화학
Chronicle
Department History
1986 ~ Present
  • 2020.10Selection of BK21 programs (4th phase)
  • 2014.06The 5th establishment of long-term master plan of department
  • 2013.09Selection of BK21 programs (3rd phase)
  • 2008.02The 4th establishment of long-term master plan of department
  • 2004.04Selection of Nuri programs
  • 2001.06Name change of department into Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2000.12Selection of best department in materials science and engineering programs by KCUE
  • 2000.10The 3rd establishment of long-term master plan of department
  • 1999.11Selection of BK21 programs (2nd phase)
  • 1995.10The 2nd establishment of long-term master plan of department
  • 1992.08The 1st commencement of doctorate degree
  • 1991.10The 1st establishment of long-term master plan of department
  • 1990.02The 1st commencement of undergraduate degree
  • 1987.03The 1st entrance of undergraduate students
  • 1986.12Establishment of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Location
Directions to MSE
(37673) Science Building #1, POSTECH, 77, Cheongam-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea
T. +82-54-279-2715

KTX

KTX schedule and fare info: http://www.letskorail.com
(Seoul - Pohang : about two and a half hour)

Intercity BUS

Bus-stop info.
Seoul, Gyeonggi, Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, Kangwon, Kyeongbuk, Kyeongnam, Jeonbuk, Jeonnam, Chungbuk, Chungnam
Bus inquiry : Pohang intercity bus terminal
Tel. 1666-2313 (Pohang intercity bus terminal ARS)
Transportation
By bus (20 minutes)
Take #207 city bus at Pohang bus terminal → Get off at POSTECH east gate
Taxi (Pohang bus terminal ↔ POSTECH, 10 minutes)

By bus (1 hour))
Take #120, 305, 5000 city bus at KTX station → Transfer to #207 at Bukgucheong station
→ Get off at POSTECH east gate
Taxi (Pohang KTX station ↔ POSTECH, 25 minutes)

Express Bus

Bus-stop info.
Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju
Bus inquiry : Pohang express bus terminal
Tel. 1666-6133
Transportation
By taxi (Pohang express bus terminal ↔ POSTECH, 20 minutes)

Self-driving
routine

From Seoul
Gyeongbu highway → Daegu → Pohang highway → Pohang IC → Leedong road → Leedong crossroad → Sindanji intersection → POSTECH
Gyeongbu highway → Daegu → Pohang highway → Pohang IC → Geongju direction → Yugeum IC → Yugang tunnel → POSTECH
From Daegu
Daegu → Pohang highway → Pohang IC → Leedong road → Leedong crossroad → Sindanji intersection → POSTECH
Daegu → Pohang highway → Pohang IC → Geongju direction → Yugeum IC → Yugang tunnel → POSTECH
From Busan
Gyeongbu highway → Gyeongju IC → Pohang direction →Yugang tunnel → POSTECH