i'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for how to learn about using composite materials. i've just been astounded at some of the stuff modern ceramics and composite materials can do, and would one day like to be able to use these materials personally. unfortunately, i know of no place to learn though. where can i go to learn how to make use of these advanced materials?
my college (university of maryland) has a wonderful materials engineering program, but it doesnt teach you how to user materials, only teaches you what they do. i'm only reasonably interested in material properties, i'm far more interested in how to make things with the materials.