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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

nanodiamond dendrite prevention

Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

August 29 2017

Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor, and his Nanomaterials Group recently developed a process by which nanodiamonds — tiny diamond particles 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a hair — curtail the electrochemical deposition, called plating, that can lead to hazardous short-circuiting of lithium ion batteries.

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Chris Li

Staying Dry on a Rainy Dry

August 10 2017

Professor Christopher Li receives a collaborative NSF grant to develop a method for altering materials’ surface properties through the use of polymers to improve new materials development.

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Drexel Materials Young Alumni Recognized for Achievements

July 11 2017

Three Drexel Materials PhD graduates and one former post-doctoral researcher have recently received acknowledgement of their accomplishments in the field.

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MXene Electrode

Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage

July 10 2017

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Drexel Materials researchers can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling a new MXene based battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.

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Gogosti receiving IPMS NAS honorary doctorate

Gogotsi receives honorary doctorate

July 06 2017

On a recent visit to the Ukraine, Distinguished Trustee and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor Yury Gogotsi was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Frantsevich Institute For Problems Of Materials Science of the National Academy of Sciences (IPMS NAS).

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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