What is it?
The main role of a Material Engineer is to improve the quality and the efficiency of existing materials. However, they can also develop materials with outstanding combinations of mechanical, chemical, and electrical properties that can be useful for the advance of other fields. Additionally they can create new materials in areas such as biotechnology and nanotechnology. A material Engineer is also able to be responsible for research in numerous areas such as metal, biomaterials, energy and manufacturing.
Undertaking an internship in this field can provide you with many theoretical and practical skills.
- critical thinking / analytical mind
- problem-solving skills
- organisation skills
- independent work skills
- research skills
- strong written and oral communication skills
- Collecting and organising information
- Assisting in the laboratory
- Analysing materials’ atoms
- Studying effects of some phenomena
- Researching, developing and controlling some scientific experiments
- Materials management