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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

Hao Cheng

Cheng Receives NIH Grant to Develop Biomaterials for Inducing Immune Tolerance

June 23 2017

Assistant Professor Hao Cheng has been awarded an R21 grant by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study injectable biomaterial scaffolds for inducing antigen-specific tolerance to treat autoimmune disorders.

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2017 graduating undergraduate students

Celebrating Commencement 2017

June 22 2017

The department bid farewell to its graduating students at our annual commencement dinner at the University Club on Monday, June 12, 2017. Faculty, staff, and students receiving 2016-2017 departmental awards were also honored.

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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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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