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MATE 100 Two-Day Course

All incoming freshman engineering, biomed, and computer science students are invited to register for "MATE 100: Materials for Emerging Technologies," a two-day two-credit course integrating hands-on lab sessions with lectures on bio- and nanotechology, materials for energy production, sustainable materials, and more. Learn More

NanoArtography competition

This microscopy competition is open to all students and researchers (domestic and international) creating artistic scientific images in the nanomaterials field. Learn More

Snowflake - Biomaterials Laboratory Group

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. Learn More


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. Learn More

Fluorine Anions

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. Learn More

Multi-Channel Pipette

Drexel Materials undergraduate students get involved in hands-on research starting in their freshman year. BS/MS student Pelin Kansu adds substrate for an Elisa like assay with a multi-channel pipette. Learn More

Thin Film Sample

The PhD program in Drexel Materials is ranked 11th by the National Research Council. PhD student James Nathaniel prepares a thin film sample. Learn More

Latest News

Drexel Materials Seniors 2016

Celebrating Commencement 2016

June 14 2016

Drexel Materials salutes the Class of 2016 at several send-off events.

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Babak Anasori and Michel Barsoum

Celebrating Barsoum’s 30 Years (and Counting) in Drexel Materials

June 13 2016

Drexel Materials celebrates 30 years (and counting) of Distinguished Professor Michel Barsoum's impact on the department.

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Yury Gogotsi and Chris Li

Drexel Materials Faculty Receive University Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Awards

June 02 2016

Gogotsi and Li have been honored by the University for their outstanding scholarly achievements.

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Graduate College Honors Exceptional PhD Students with Prestigious Awards

June 01 2016

Five PhD students in Drexel Materials have been recognized for outstanding accomplishments in their graduate work with prestigious awards from Drexel University’s Graduate College.

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Making Some of The World’s Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant

May 25 2016

Researchers from Drexel University, Linkoping University in Sweden and Imperial College London have produced an aluminum-layered boride whose unique behavior at high temperatures makes it highly oxidation resistant.

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What is Materials Science & Engineering?

Materials Science and Engineering is a multi-disciplinary field at the forefront of all emerging technologies and is critical for future developments in energy and the environment, health and medicine, extreme environments, and information technology. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University is recognized as a leader in these areas, offering an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree program and master’s and doctoral degree programs, engaging students in instruction and research. Learn More