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Drexel Materials 2015-16 Annual Report

The 2015-16 Drexel Materials Annual Report is now available online. 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

Philly Materials Day logo

Explore the Materials that Impact Your World at the 7th Annual
Philly Materials Day

January 03 2017

What do running across liquid, making ice cream in seconds, and bendable glass have to do with your day-to-day life?  You can find out all these things and more about how materials science and engineering impact the world at the annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day to be hosted at Drexel University on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

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Michel Barsoum

Barsoum Elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

December 20 2016

At its November 17th meeting, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences elected Drexel Materials Distinguished Professor Michel Barsoum as a Foreign Member.

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Drexel nanomaterials researchers in a South Korean lab.

Drexel Materials researchers building connections in Korea

December 19 2016

To bridge the gap between materials science and product fabrication, a group of Drexel Materials students and post-doctoral researchers spent the summer in South Korea as the first cohort to participate in a collaboration between Drexel University, the National Nanofabrication Center (NNFC) and the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). 

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Pomerantseva Energy Technologies Award

Pomerantseva receives IAAM 2016 Energy Technologies Award

December 15 2016

Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva is the 2016 recipient of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Energy Technologies Award (ETA), presented for notable and outstanding research in the field of smart energy technologies.

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Michel Barsoum

Barsoum Selected for Nanosciences Foundation Chair of Excellence

December 07 2016

Distinguished Professor Michel Barsoum has been selected for a Chair of Excellence in Grenoble, France by the Nanosciences Foundation.

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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