Welcome to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel!

Steven May
Department Head Steven May

Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering is internationally recognized for our world-class faculty, highly talented students, and advanced research facilities. We pride ourselves on the spirit of collaboration, inclusion, and innovation that runs throughout our department.

Faculty and student research activities range from basic science and discovery to engineering the advanced performance of materials for tailored applications across a variety of technological sectors. Active research areas within our department include engineering new materials for better battery performance, improved water treatment technologies, next-generation electronics, new tissue regeneration and drug delivery for patients, and developing sustainable materials to reduce society’s environmental impact.

Our undergraduate education introduces students to fundamental concepts in the classroom with instruction from award-winning professors, while simultaneously incorporating experiential learning to practice those concepts in our innovation studio, research labs, cooperative learning six-month internships (co-ops), and a capstone senior design project. This innovative approach to engineering education results in graduates that are highly recruited for industry positions and well positioned for competitive national fellowships when choosing graduate school. Our graduate programs offer a flexible curriculum with options for a thesis research project or industrial co-op at the MS level to a strong research emphasis in the PhD program.

At Drexel Materials, we are advancing novel solutions to societal needs through discoveries in our research labs, translating basic research to applied technological innovations, and graduating outstanding engineers ready to tackle challenging problems through ingenuity and leadership.

We welcome you to join the Drexel Materials community!

Steven May
Department Head

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