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Barsoum 30th Anniversary

The event is $50 per person. In addition, contributions can be made to support an undergraduate scholarship in Dr. Barsoum’s honor. 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


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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Katerina Pomerants

Pomerantseva Receives NSF Grant to Study Proposed Lithium-ion Alternatives

May 11 2016

Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva has been awarded a three-year $360,000 National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research grant through the Solid State and Materials Chemistry program for her project "Advanced Electrochemistry of Na-ion Battery Cathodes Through Chemically Controlled Materials Synthesis."

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2016 Alumni Association Awards

Drexel Materials Honored at 2016 Alumni Association Awards

May 10 2016

George Vander Voort (BS '67) and PhD student Katie Jo Sunday were recognized for their exceptional achievements with this year’s Drexel University Alumni Association Awards.

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Babak Anasori

Dr. Babak Anasori Receives MRS Postdoctoral Award

May 10 2016

Postdoctoral researcher and alumnus Babak Anasori (PhD 2014, advisor: Michel Barsoum) has received an MRS Postdoctoral Award “for innovative research on 2D materials, creative and artistic ways of presenting science, dedication to and love of teaching, and student mentoring.”

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Yury Gogotsi

Gogotsi Receives 2016 Nano Energy Award

May 09 2016

Drexel Materials Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi is the recipient of the 2016 Nano Energy Award.

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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