Department of Chemistry of Materials, formerly known as the Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials has roots dating back nearly 40 years and during that time we have contributed to the development and application of knowledge in science and engineering materials through teaching, scholarship and research. Our philosophy is based on the technical implementation and use of materials that, once processed, are altered in the structure and properties. This includes design considerations and business impact. Read More…
The Ceramics Research Group is directed by Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett , Research Associate and Archaeology Program alumna. The group acts an information center on ceramics and ceramic analysis, offering practical experience to students and researchers, and maintaining a dialogue among a large community of ceramic specialists at UCLA and in its surrounding areas. The group holds at least one event per academic quarter attended by Cotsen Institute affiliates and interested parties from other colleges and universities. One such event is the Dockweiler Beach Pit Firing at which attendees are invited to bring ceramics to fire at the beach.
The group also maintains several type collections as well as a library of books, sets of slides, and videos purchased with funds from the biennially offered ceramic analysis class.