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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

MXene

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

smoke detector

A High(er)-Definition Nose

February 07 2018

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person’s breath. Drexel Materials Researchers and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have made a discovery that could make our best “chemical noses” even more sensitive.

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Katerina Pomerants

Pomerantseva Receives NSF-CAREER Award

February 05 2018

Anne Stevens Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva has received a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant (NSF-CAREER) for her project "Controlling two-dimensional heterointerface in layered oxides for electrodes with advanced electrochemical properties."

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MXenes expand with water and compression

Compress it, Watch it Expand

January 31 2018

Researchers in Michel Barsoum's Layered Solids Group discovered MXenes unexpectedly expand when compressed in the presence of water. This will contribute to a better understanding of how MXenes can be processed and opens a new avenue of study surrounding them.

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Michele Marcolongo

Marcolongo Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 12 2017

Department Head and Professor Michele Marcolongo has been elected as a 2017 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow.

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Parent polymer transformed into sibling polymer

Designer Materials: Drexel Researchers Deliver Made to Order Polymers

November 17 2017

Researchers from Assistant Professor Andrew Magenau’s Macromolecular Materials Group have developed a new chemical synthesis technique by which one ‘parent-polymer’ can be efficiently transformed into, potentially, any one of several thousand ‘sibling-polymers’ through modification of the polymer’s chemical repeat units.

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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