The MESD provides opportunities for chemical engineers and scientists interested in materials to exchange information through meetings, seminars, courses, and publications. The division also coordinates AIChE activities in the field of materials with other societies working in the same area.
In addition, the MESD sponsors a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on materials between the producing engineer and the educator. This group works with other AIChE divisions and committees on matters concerning materials engineering. The division also encourages emphasis on materials in chemical engineering education and helps promote research and development activities in the materials field.