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Chris Weyant, PhD Drexel CASTLE Logo

Teaching Professor | Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Office: LeBow Engineering Center 335A


Phone: 215.571.4207


Christopher Weyant, PhD has been a Teaching Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University since 2019. He joined the department in 2011 as Associate Teaching Professor. Prior to joining Drexel, he was an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, specializing in thermally sprayed coatings in systems related to energy, corrosion, and biomaterials. He also conducted thermal spray research during postdoctoral experiences at Northwestern University and Sandia National Laboratories. In addition to his experience in academia, Weyant has worked as a researcher and materials engineer at Honeywell Aerospace and Capstone Turbine Corporation. He earned his doctorate from Northwestern University, MS from the University of Virginia, and BS from Pennsylvania State University.

Featured Publications

Probability and Statistics - Early Exposure in the Engineering Curriculum (Article)

Author(s): Marino, R. J., Weyant, C. M., & Terranova, B. B.

Probability and Statistics classes are often introduced in the second year of an Engineering Program. However, the benefits of students being exposed to these subjects during the Freshman Year have been identified. Some of these benefits are: students’ early recognition of the presence and importance of probability and statistics in addressing engineering problems.

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Work in Progress: Curriculum Revision and Classroom Environment Restructuring to Support Blended Project-Based Learning in First-Year General Engineering Laboratory Courses (Article)

Author(s): Terranova, B. B., Weyant, C. M., Wrenn, S., Kim, Y., Khuon, L., Imhoff, K., . . . Mitchell, J. E.

This work-in-progress report details the restructuring of a three-quarter Freshman general engineering laboratory course sequence ending in a term-long cornerstone design project. Motivated by a taskforce implemented in 2015 to improve the freshman common curriculum, this development effort affects the first two quarters of this three-quarter, first-year-program laboratory course sequence.

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