Materials science is a multidisciplinary field that explores the nature of matter and its applications in various fields of science and engineering such as physics, chemistry, as well as metallurgical, civil and electronic engineering. In materials science, scientist is not only seeking for material and exploiting its properties, but also aiming to understand the material fundamentally and acquiring new materials with desirable qualities. The basis of materials science is to link material properties and performance in certain applications to the structure of atoms, molecules and material phases obtained through the process of characterization.
The Materials Science Program (Materials Science) has been established since 1983, endorsed by the decree of the implementation of Master and Doctoral program no: 577 / DIKTI / Kep / 1993. This Study Program adheres to the integration of education / teaching and research conducted with a balanced portion of time. Therefore, cooperation with research institutions, industries and universities, both domestic and foreign, become a priority.
The provision of the Implementation of Doctoral Program at the University of Indonesia is stipulated in the Rector Decree No. 2200 of 2013, which is renewed in the Decree of Rector No. 6, 2016. Since the academic year of 2015/2016, the Doctoral Program of Materials Science held two Programs namely Doctoral Program by Research and Course and by Research based on the Rector Decree no. 1803 A / SK / R / UI / 2015.