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Drexel Materials 2015-16 Annual Report

The 2015-16 Drexel Materials Annual Report is now available online. Learn More

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

Latest News

Davide Mattia

Alumnus Davide Mattia Promoted to Full Professor, Associate Dean for Research

April 17 2017

Alumnus Davide Mattia (PhD 2008) has been promoted to Full Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, UK.

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Caroline Schauer and Mitra Taheri

Schauer and Taheri selected 2017-18 ELATE Fellows

April 14 2017

Drexel Materials Associate Professor Caroline Schauer and Hoeganaes Associate Professor Mitra Taheri have been selected to take part in the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE at Drexel®) leadership development program 2017-18 fellowship year.

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Ariana Levitt and Carli Moorehead

Drexel Materials Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

March 31 2017

PhD student Ariana Levitt (advisor: Caroline Schauer) and BS/MS student Carli Moorehead (BS Biomedical Engineering, MS Drexel Materials; advisor: Michele Marcolongo) are two of four current Drexel University students selected as 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.

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light in ferroelectric insulator

Lighting the path to efficient solar energy

March 03 2017

Recent work from the Mesoscale Materials Laboratory shows how light can transform a ferroelectric insulator into a high-mobility electronic conductor, remarkably, at room temperature.

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cross section of crystalsome

Li Receives NSF Grant for Crystal Structure Research for Potential Drug Delivery Applications

March 02 2017

Materials Professor Christopher Li is the principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation grant, “Confined and Directed Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface.” Li's recent findings on crystallization were reported in Nature Communications last year.

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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