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Snowflake - Biomaterials Laboratory Group

Materials science and engineering at Drexel is exquisite.  Light microscopic image of novel biomimetic aggrecan mixed with NaCl solution, a biomaterial mimic being investigated for use in numerous soft tissue applications. Image taken by Dr. Katsiaryna Prudnikova and colorized by undergraduate Joseph Sincavage in the Biomaterials Laboratory Group. Learn More


Materials science and engineering at Drexel is ground-breaking. Scanning Electron Micrograph of MXene thin film produced by rolling. Image courtesy of PhD student Michael Ghidiu. Learn More

Fluorine Anions

Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering research has the potential to positively impact society.  Thin film developments by Drexel Materials researchers suggest new ways to control electrical, optical, and magnetic properties in oxide films. Image courtesy of Professors May and Li. Learn More

Multi-Channel Pipette

Drexel Materials undergraduate students get involved in hands-on research starting in their freshman year. BS/MS student Pelin Kansu adds substrate for an Elisa like assay with a multi-channel pipette. Learn More

Thin Film Sample

The PhD program in Drexel Materials is ranked 11th by the National Research Council. PhD student James Nathaniel prepares a thin film sample. Learn More

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Ariana Levitt

PhD Student Ariana Levitt Awarded 2018 Australia-Americas PhD Research Internship

April 18 2018

PhD student Ariana Levitt has been selected to participate in the 2018 Australia-Americas PhD Research Internship Program of the Australian Academy of Science.

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Dr. Kristy Jost and Dr. Nina Crum

Two Drexel Materials Alumnae Named Drexel Magazine’s 2018 40 Under 40

April 10 2018

Alumnae Dr. Nina Crum and Dr. Kristy Jost have been named to the 2018 Drexel Magazine 40 Under 40.

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schematic of desalination using manganese oxides

Water Desalination with Abundant and Environmentally Friendly Materials

April 06 2018

Drexel Materials researchers in Anne Stevens Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva’s Materials Electrochemistry Group  have recently shown that a family of inexpensive and environmentally friendly manganese oxides are effective at removing a number of different salts from solution via a process called hybrid capacitive deionization.

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MXene gas separation

‘Chemical Net’ Could Be Key To Capturing Pure Hydrogen

March 06 2018

An international team of researchers, led by Drexel Materials, has uncovered exceptionally efficient gas separation properties in MXene that could be incorporated into the membranes used to purify hydrogen.

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Materials Faculty, Students and Staff Receive College of Engineering Awards

February 22 2018

Five Materials faculty, students and staff members received College of Engineering awards for their consistently high performance and/or their outstanding service to the College in 2018.

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What is Materials Science & Engineering?

Materials Science and Engineering is a multi-disciplinary field at the forefront of all emerging technologies and is critical for future developments in energy and the environment, health and medicine, extreme environments, and information technology. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University is recognized as a leader in these areas, offering an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree program and master’s and doctoral degree programs, engaging students in instruction and research. Learn More