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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

MXene soft assembly

A Soft Solution to the Hard Problem of Energy Storage

May 21 2018

Recently published research from Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania, shows a new technique for manipulating two-dimensional materials that allows them to be shaped into films of a practically usable thickness, while maintaining the properties that make them exceptional candidates for use in supercapacitor electrodes.

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Mallory Clites DOE SCGSR recipient

Mallory Clites Receives DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award

May 14 2018

PhD candidate Mallory Clites (advisor: Ekaterina Pomerantseva) has received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award to conduct research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory over six months beginning in July 2018.

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Dr. Ranjan Dash

Drexel’s Outstanding Promise Alumni: Where are they now?

April 25 2018

Seven Drexel Materials alumni recipients of the Outstanding Promise Award share how they are enhancing Drexel’s reputation in the real world.

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Sakulich and Schiffman

Alumni Awarded Tenure and Promotion

April 24 2018

Drexel Materials alumni Dr. Jessica Schiffman and Dr. Aaron Sakulich have been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor at their respective universities.

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Fred Schmidt and George VanderVoort

Drexel Materials Alum Frederick Schmidt, Jr. Wins Alumni Service to Profession Award

April 23 2018

Frederick Schmidt Jr., BS Metallurgical Engineering ’68, MS Materials Engineering ’70, PhD ’95, is the recipient of Drexel University’s 2018 Service to the Profession Alumni Award.

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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