Demos and Workshops

 hands-on activity at Philly Materials Day

2023 Demos

  • Biorenewable Polymers
  • Bright Molecules for Brain Studies
  • Center for Functional Fabrics & Drexel Nanomaterials Institute - Exploring Fabrics of the Future
  • Colors, Lasers, Fluorescence, and Computer Screens
  • Electromagnetism Demonstration
  • Ferrofluids
    Children observe demo at Philly Materials Day
    Crystalline Materials
  • Fiber Optics
  • Fluid Rheology
  • Fruit Batteries
  • Fun with lights and glasses
  • Hard Drives & Binary Code
  • Hydrogel
  • Introduction to Liquid Crystals
  • LEDs & Solar Cells
  • Microplastics
  • Nano Nook
  • Nanostructural Color
  • Nanostructures: Sunscreen
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Origami /Kirigami and hydrogels
  • Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting
  • Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
  • Polymer Bouncy Balls
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Shrinking Polymers
  • Sticky Materials
  • Superconducting Levitation Superconductivity
  • Synthetic Materials: From Bakelite to Gore-Tex
  • The Utility of Instability
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Tribology: The Science of Friction
  • Understanding Materials with Computer Simulations
  • What is an Emulsion?
  • Why is blood liquid in our arteries but it clots quickly in laboratory tubes?

    2023 Special Presentations

    Liquid Nitrogen Presentations will be held at 11:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. Presentation attendees will get to try some liquid nitrogen ice cream! 

    2023 High School Student Information Sessions - 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 1:00 p.m.

    At this session, interested high school students can learn more about Drexel's materials science and engineering program and tour our innovative Materials Characterization Core and Center for Functional Fabrics. Space is limited. Use these links to reserve your spot today:

    Saturday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. - Register

    Saturday, February 11, 12:00 p.m. - Register

    Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m. - Register

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    Philly Materials Day 2019