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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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Katie Van Aken and Evelyn Ren

Two Drexel Materials PhD Students Receive Graduate Student Excellence Awards

June 20 2017

Graduating PhD students Katie Van Aken (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) and Chang (Evelyn) Ren (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) are recipients of college-level graduate student excellence awards.

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Nature Energy Perspective Figure

Laying the Groundwork for Longer Battery Life

June 13 2017

Anne Stevens Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva and Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi posit that next-generation batteries created by combining different two-dimensional (2D) materials in heterostructured electrodes can greatly improve battery life and charge storage capabilities, altering the technology landscape.

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Michael Naguib

PhD Alumnus Michael Naguib Appointed Assistant Professor at Tulane University

May 30 2017

Alumnus Michael Naguib (PhD 2014, advisors: Michel Barsoum and Yury Gogotsi) will be joining Tulane University in January 2018 as assistant professor in the department of Physics and Engineering Physics.

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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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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