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This article discusses the various roles and responsibilities of materials engineers in a product realization organization and suggests different ways in which materials engineers may benefit their organization. It also provides a summary of the concepts discussed in the articles under the Section “The Role of the Materials Engineer in Design” in ASM Handbook, Volume 20: Materials Selection and Design.

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Bruce Boardman, James C. Williams, Peter R. Bridenbaugh, 1997. "The Role of the Materials Engineer in Design", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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