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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

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MESC Schools

Drexel Re-Joins International Consortium Providing Fully Funded MS In Energy

August 09 2018

The European Commission has awarded Drexel a new associate partnership in a global consortium of universities offering graduate students a fully funded Master’s in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC), led by Dr. Yury Gogotsi.

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Drexel's Polymer Pill Proves it Can Deliver

August 01 2018

Professors Christopher Li and Hao Cheng and researchers have developed a polymer crystal casing for improved intravenous medicine delivery and had their findings recently published in Nature Communications.

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Hao Cheng

Cheng Receives Inaugural Nano Research Young Innovators Award

July 31 2018

Assistant Professor Hao Cheng is the recipient of an inaugural 2018 Nano Research Young Innovators (NR45) Award, presented to 45 young researchers under 45 in various nanoscience and nanotechnology fields in recognition of their distinguished accomplishments and/or potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

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Yury Gogotsi

Gogotsi Receives Highest H-Index Value Recorded in College of Engineering

July 12 2018

Distinguished University and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor Yury Gogotsi, PhD has received an h-index value of 100 from Google Scholar and other citation databases -- the highest ever received by a professor within the College of Engineering.

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Caroline Schauer

Schauer Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

July 02 2018

Drexel Materials Associate Professor Caroline Schauer has been appointed to the newly created position of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2018.

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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