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Principles and Processing of Novel Materials

The novel materials engineering focus area at Manhattan College, will prepare students for a variety of roles within industries specializing in development and production of smart materials, composite and polymeric materials, biomaterials and additive manufacturing.

Why Choose Principles and Processing of Novel Materials?

Our focus area in Principles and Processing of Novel Materials provides students a competitive advantage at companies specializing in development and production of biomaterials, semiconductors, smart materials, and additive manufacturing.  Available to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students, this four-course focus area cover topics in chemical vapor deposition, 3-D printing, synthesis and properties of biomaterials and polymeric materials, photovoltaics and energy storage materials.

Our graduates have gone on to work for top biopharmaceutical companies, including:

  • Global Foundries
  • Corning
  • Owens Corning
  • BASF
  • ChromAlloy

New York City Location

Our New York City location provides opportunities for internships at major biopharmaceutical companies located in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area. 

What Will You Learn?

This program prepares students for various career pathways within the materials engineering industry, including research and development of smart and novel materials.  Students will take courses in areas such as biomaterials, polymers, thin film deposition and additive manufacturing.  Additionally, an understanding of the environmental, regulatory, safety and compliance aspects play a critical role in building up the skills set for a successful entry to this rapidly growing industrial sector. 


Students majoring in chemical engineering will take the following electives in their senior year:

Course Number

Course Name


CHML 460

Emulsions and Polymer Technology


CHML 473

Synthesis and Deposition of Thin Films


CHML 474

Additive Manufacturing: Technology, Materials and Applications


CHML 475

Production and Application of Biomaterials