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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


Beyond Scratching the Surface: Drexel Materials Researchers Find New Layered Solids Defect

September 20 2016

New findings from Drexel Materials researchers suggest that, when compressed, layered materials will form a series of internal buckles, or ripples, as they deform, vastly expanding our understanding of how layered materials succumb to stresses and strains.

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Conceptual presentation of development of fully integrated rechargeable hybrid battery-supercapacitor (supercapbattery) electrical energy storage devices


September 12 2016

In a recent edition of Nature Communications, Drexel Materials researchers offer a unified route for bringing our energy storage and distribution capabilities level with our energy production and consumption.

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MXene film

Containing Our "Electromagnetic Pollution"

September 08 2016

MXene, a nanomaterial discovered by Drexel Materials scientists, could be the key to shielding electronic devices from electromagnetic interference, like a television buzzing when a cell phone is near. 

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Single nanowire

Pomerantseva Receives Additional NSF Support for Proposed Lithium-Ion Alternatives

August 18 2016

Assistant Professor Ekaterina Pomerantseva has received a three-year $224,772 NSF grant award through the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems for her project “High-performance nanowire cathodes with stabilized microporous tunnels for Na-ion batteries.”

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X-ray photoelectron spectroscope

A Conversation with the Director of Drexel University’s Core Facilities

August 16 2016

A conversation with Professor Jonathan Spanier, Director of Drexel's Core Facilities, about their recent renovation and plans for the future.

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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