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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.

  Ceramics Composites Computation & Theory Electronic Materials Energy Health & Medicine Materials Processing Metals Nanomaterials Polymers Structural Materials Sustainability
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