Polymers Science & Engineering

Ceramics, composites, and polymer materials are just a few of the many applications of material science. Bonding in ceramics and glasses employs both covalent and ionic-covalent types, with SiO2 serving as the fundamental building block. Ceramics can be as soft as clay or as tough as stone and concrete. They are usually crystalline in nature. The majority of glasses contain a metal oxide that has been amalgamated with silica. Structures such as steel-reinforced concrete and gorilla glass are examples of applications. 


Polymers are also an important component of materials science. Polymers are the raw materials used to create plastics. Specialty plastics are materials that have unique properties such as ultra-high strength, electrical conductivity, electro-fluorescence, and high thermal stability. Plastics are classified based on their properties and applications rather than their composition.