Hi! I know that material science lies at the interface of physics and chemistry and that any material scientist must have knowledge of chemistry, quantim mechanics, solid state physics,... The problem I face is that I am quite keen on entering material science with a mechanical engineering background. I did my undergraduate in mechanical engineering and I am now looking for a material science grad school. I realize that I don't have any knowledge whatsoever of the aforementioned topics. As a mechanical engineering study we did study things related to materials, like mechanics of materials, very very basic intro to material science, heat treatment, and so on so I guess that's a plus. What I lack of knowledge is what is bothering me since I see it as a big minus on my resume. Moreover I am worried about the grad school application interview where they regularly ask you about quantum mechanics and chemistry of materials. I know that mechanical engineers can study material science, but I wonder whether in my specific case that would be possible since I have no knowledge on quantum mechanics and chemistry of materials. What do you suggest me then to do, since I am determined to continue down that path? I appreciate any info, preferably from material scientists. Thank you.