Two Drexel Materials Students Accepted to MESC+ Master’s Program

Drexel Materials seniors Luisa Gomes and Carter Henderson have been accepted into the Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion+ (MESC+) joint master’s degree program.

The MESC+ Degree is a 2-year program in Materials Science and Electrochemistry involving Drexel, five universities in four European countries, one Australian university, and four European research institutes.

The MESC+ program mission is to graduate international students with a range of highly sought-after skills taught by some of Europe’s leading authorities in the field. It comprises two years of coursework in interdisciplinary fundamental and applied fields of materials science, electrochemistry, chemistry, fuel cells, and battery and photovoltaic technologies.

This year, 274 students from 57 countries applied and 20 students were accepted to this prestigious program.  Luisa, Carter, and their cohort will begin the program with a semester in France, followed by a semester in Poland. After Poland, the cohort is split into three equal groups for coursework in France, Spain, or Slovenia. Three semesters culminate with a six-month Master’s thesis completed either at Drexel or another member institution based on the graduate student’s preference and his/her field of study. The thesis is defended in France.

Drexel became involved formally with MESC in 2010. This latest iteration, MESC+, continues the program and extends its European Commission Erasmus Mundus Master Course funding. Drexel’s involvement will be funded through 2024.

Students who are interested in hearing more about the MESC+ program or who want to apply should contact Danielle Kopicko, DNI associate director, at the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute (DNI) for an application.

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