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MATE 100 Two-Day Course

All incoming freshman engineering and biomed students are invited to register for "MATE 100: Materials for Emerging Technologies," a two-day two-credit course integrating hands-on lab sessions with lectures on bio- and nanotechology, materials for energy production, sustainable materials, and more. 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

graduating students in caps and gowns

Celebrating Commencement 2018

June 26 2018

The department bid farewell to its graduating students at our annual commencement dinner at the University Club on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  Faculty, staff, and students receiving 2017-2018 departmental awards were also honored.

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Preparation of MXene membranes

MXene's Tour de Force

June 18 2018

Since the discovery of MXenes by Drexel Materials researchers in 2011, continued exploration has revealed their exceptional capabilities in a variety of applications. And, as recent research now suggests, MXenes are also very durable — the strongest material of its kind, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.

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Caroline Schauer and Provost Brian Blake

Schauer Receives Myers Award for Distinguished Service

June 13 2018

Associate Professor Caroline Schauer, PhD has received the Harold M. Myers Award for Distinguished Service for her dedication to and work on programs and initiatives that have advanced Drexel University’s mission.

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Materials organizers and award winners

Materials Students Showcase Research at Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference

June 01 2018

Drexel Materials graduate students made a strong showing at the 2nd Annual Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference on Thursday, April 19. Eleven Drexel Materials graduate students participated in the conference, with three securing presentation awards.

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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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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