What is a material scientist and what do they do?
Materials Science covers a very wide range of study. In general,
what is of interest to the materials scientist is any substance that
can be used to make things. These includes, plastics, ceramics,
metals, asphalt, sand, plant matter, etc. Your clothes, shoes,
house, car, the roads, computer - practically everything you use are
all made of materials, and it is the materials scientist's job to
prepare, study, manufacture, and make better such things.
Greg (Roberto Gregorius)
Update: June 2012