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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

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Ziyin Huang

BS/MS Student Ziyin Huang Awarded Multiple Scholarships

July 06 2015

BS/MS student Ziyin Huang is the recipient of a handful of scholarships this past academic year from both external organizations and Drexel University.

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Steven May

May Promoted to Associate Professor

July 01 2015

Dr. Steven May has received tenure and been promoted to associate professor as of September 1, 2015.

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Dr. William E. Frazier

Alumnus Dr. William E. Frazier Appointed VP of ASM International Board

June 30 2015

Alumnus Dr. William E. Frazier has been elected Vice President of the Board of Trustees of ASM International.

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Chris Li

Li Awarded NSF Grant to Study Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Energy Applications

June 29 2015

Professor Christopher Li has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant for “UNS: Ion transport in semicrystalline solid polymer electrolytes.”

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Richard Knight

Knight Awarded ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter Meritorious Service Award

June 23 2015

Professor Rick Knight has been awarded the 2015 Meritorious Service Award from the Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM International.

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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