Department Research

Materials science and engineering at Drexel is exquisite.  Light microscopic image of novel biomimetic aggrecan mixed with NaCl solution, a biomaterial mimic being investigated for use in numerous soft tissue applications. Image taken by Dr. Katsiaryna Prudnikova and colorized by undergraduate Joseph Sincavage in the Biomaterials Laboratory Group.
Materials science and engineering at Drexel is ground-breaking. Scanning Electron Micrograph of MXene thin film produced by rolling. Image courtesy of PhD student Michael Ghidiu.
Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering research has the potential to positively impact society.  Thin film developments by Drexel Materials researchers suggest new ways to control electrical, optical, and magnetic properties in oxide films. Image courtesy of Professors May and Li.
Materials science and engineering at Drexel is exquisite. Light microscopic image of novel biomimetic aggrecan mixed with NaCl solution, a biomaterial mimic being investigated for use in numerous soft tissue applications. Image taken by Dr. Katsiaryna Prudnikova and colorized by undergraduate Joseph Sincavage in the Biomaterials Laboratory Group.
Materials science and engineering at Drexel is ground-breaking. Scanning Electron Micrograph of MXene thin film produced by rolling. Image courtesy of PhD student Michael Ghidiu.
Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering research has the potential to positively impact society. Thin film developments by Drexel Materials researchers suggest new ways to control electrical, optical, and magnetic properties in oxide films. Image courtesy of Professors May and Li.
 

Novel Approach to Advanced Materials Research

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University is home to a world-class faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of advanced materials. A core-enabling technology for all engineering disciplines, materials science and engineering is one of the fastest growing fields engaged in novel research.

Research Pillars and Platforms

Each tenure-track faculty member maintains a research group focused on a particular area of expertise. The primary pillars of research in Drexel Materials are Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Materials, and Health and Medicine, as investigated via the platforms of synthesis, characterization methodologies, and computational modeling.

Research Focus Areas

Please select one of the topics below to see the relevant research groups.

Metals