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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

light in ferroelectric insulator

Lighting the path to efficient solar energy

March 03 2017

Recent work from the Mesoscale Materials Laboratory shows how light can transform a ferroelectric insulator into a high-mobility electronic conductor, remarkably, at room temperature.

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Li Receives NSF Grant for Crystal Structure Research for Potential Drug Delivery Applications

March 02 2017

Materials Professor Christopher Li is the principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation grant, “Confined and Directed Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface.” Li's recent findings on crystallization were reported in Nature Communications last year.

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Material Witnesses — Researchers Around the World Are Delving Into Drexel’s 2D MXene

February 28 2017

It’s been just over five years since a Drexel Materials research team reported on a new, two-dimensional material composed of titanium and carbon atoms. Their creation, dubbed MXene, is now the focus of research at dozens of partner institutions from countries spanning every continent but Antarctica. And a feature story, on the cover of the latest edition of Nature Reviews Materials, suggests that even more should take up the pursuit.

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Explore the Materials that Impact Your World at the 7th Annual
Philly Materials Day

January 03 2017

What do running across liquid, making ice cream in seconds, and bendable glass have to do with your day-to-day life?  You can find out all these things and more about how materials science and engineering impact the world at the annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day to be hosted at Drexel University on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

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Michel Barsoum

Barsoum Elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

December 20 2016

At its November 17th meeting, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences elected Drexel Materials Distinguished Professor Michel Barsoum as a Foreign Member.

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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