About MSE in Arak University Department of Materials Science and Engineering is the first department of MSE in Markazi province founded in 2010. Currently there are 12 permanent lecturers as well as 10 invited lecturers active in this department. The Department of MSE conducts a wide range of experimental and theoretical research in all aspects of manufacturing and processing of metallic and non-metallic materials. Research areas of interest include: Casting and Solidification, Welding, Metal Forming, Characterization and Microstructural Science, Shape Memory Alloys, Aluminum and Magnesium Alloys and Nano-Structured Materials. The Students in MSE acquire a solid background in the basic sciences and in the engineering of materials, with hands-on laboratory experience in materials processing. Currently, more than 200 students are enrolled in Bachelor of industrial metallurgy and more than 50 students are enrolled in higher education program of the department of MSE. Furthermore, the department of MSE benefits from having very close cooperation with leading companies of the country located in Arak city. The major partners of the departments include: IRALCO (Iran Aluminum Manufacturing Company), ALUMROL that is the largest aluminum rolling company of the Iran, MSA (Machin Sazi Arak) that is a leading manufacturing Co. established in 1968 with more than 2500 engineers, HEPCO (Heavy Equipment Production Company) that manufactures heavy duty vehicles for construction and mining industries of Iran, AZARAB, a leading company in oil refining and power generation industries of the Iran. Besides, Arak City is one of the most important suppliers of the agricultural products of the country and the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Arak University is responsible for improvement of the agriculture of the region.