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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

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May with his Provost Award for Outstanding Scholarly Productivity

May Receives 2017 Provost Award for Outstanding Scholarly Productivity

May 30 2017

Associate Professor Steven May is a recipient of the 2017 Provost Award for Outstanding Scholarly Productivity, Early Career, which recognizes up to three faculty members (one in Art, one in Science and one in Industry) who have demonstrated unusual excellence in their scholarly field and who are considered emerging leaders in these fields.

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Li receiving alumni award

Li Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UA College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

May 26 2017

Li received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the College’s Polymer Appreciation Day, a one day symposium held on May 12, 2017 celebrating the outstanding achievements of the college’s alumni and students.

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Drs. Barsoum and Spanier

Drexel Materials Faculty and PhD Students Receive Drexel Engineering Awards and Fellowships

May 10 2017

Two Drexel Materials professors and four graduate students have received honors from the College of Engineering for their achievements this year.

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Carli Moorehead

BSMS student Receives Fulbright Student Award

May 08 2017

BS/MS student Carli Moorehead (BS Biomedical Engineering, MS Drexel Materials; advisor: Michele Marcolongo) has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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2D Materials Graphic

The Skinny on the World’s Thinnest Materials

May 04 2017

Interest in two-dimensional (2D) materials for energy technology, with the potential to positively impact efficiency and environmental sustainability, is rapidly growing. Drexel University and, in particular, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is a hub for research into possible advances in 2D materials for energy. As such, Drexel played host to the "Symposium on 2D Transition Metal Compounds for Energy Applications," bringing together 85 participants from 13 different institutions to explore the use of these materials in a variety of energy contexts.

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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