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Research Groups

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University is home to a world-class faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in the synthesis, development, and application of advanced materials in an exciting urban environment. A core-enabling technology for all engineering disciplines, the area of materials science and engineering has a promising future.

Each tenure-track faculty member maintains his or her own research group focusing on his or her particular area of expertise. There are four overarching research themes prevalent in the department: Materials for Energy and the Environment, Materials for Health and Medicine, Materials at the Extreme, and Materials for Information Technology, with focus areas in biomaterials, ceramics, composites, computation and theory, electronic materials, energy, materials processing, metals, nanomaterials, polymers, structural materials, and sustainability.

 CeramicsCompositesComputation & TheoryElectronic MaterialsEnergyHealth & MedicineMaterials ProcessingMetalsNanomaterialsPolymersStructural MaterialsSustainability
Biomaterials Laboratory GroupDr. Michele Marcolongo      
Computational Materials Science and Design GroupDr. Garritt Tucker       
Dynamic Characterization GroupDr. Mitra Taheri  
Macromolecular Materials GroupDr. Andrew Magenau      
MAX Phase Research GroupDr. Michel Barsoum   
Materials Electrochemistry LaboratoryDr. Ekaterina Pomerantseva      
Mesoscale Materials LaboratoryDr. Jonathan Spanier        
Nanobiomaterials & Cell Engineering LaboratoryDr. Hao Cheng         
Nanomaterials GroupDr. Yury Gogotsi     
Natural Polymers & Photonics GroupDr. Caroline Schauer    
Oxide Films & Interfaces GroupDr. Steven May        
Powder Materials GroupDr. Antonios Zavaliangos       
Sensor & Functional Materials GroupDr. Wei-Heng Shih     
Soft Materials LabDr. Christopher Li     
Ultrafast Structural Dynamics GroupDr. Maher Harb