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The upcoming 7th Annual Philly Materials Science & Engineering Day offers free, hands-on science and engineering fun for all ages! Learn More

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

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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Yury Gogotsi

Gogotsi Named 2016 Highly Cited Researcher

November 28 2016

Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi has been selected as a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.

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Multiscale Materials Modeling for Nanomechanics

Tucker Co-Editor on New Book about Computational Approaches Used in Multiscale Modeling of Materials

November 07 2016

Assistant professor Garritt J. Tucker is co-editor and chapter author on a new book, Multiscale Materials Modeling for Nanomechanics, a practical introduction to multiscale modeling as applied to nanoscale materials mechanics.

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Dee Breger

Remembering Dee Breger

October 28 2016

Drexel Materials remembers former Director of Microscopy Dee Breger.

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Jonathon Spanier

Spanier Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

October 17 2016

Professor Jon Spanier has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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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