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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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KAIST Co-op Center

Drexel Establishes Co-op Research Center With Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

September 17 2015

Drexel University has established a co-op research center with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Drexel Materials Professor Yury Gogotsi will serve as a co-director from Drexel.

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Li and Marcolongo

Li and Marcolongo Receive Funding from NSF for Bone Mimicry Study

August 28 2015

Professors Christopher Li and Michele Marcolongo have received a three-year NSF grant totaling $449,999 for their project entitled "Biomimetic Mineralization by Combining Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and One Dimensional Crystal Nucleation."

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Maher Harb

Dr. Maher Harb to Join Department in Fall 2015

August 27 2015

Dr. Maher Harb will join the department in September 2015 as Assistant Professor under a joint appointment to the Drexel Physics and Materials departments.

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Professor Christopher Weyant teaching

Flipping Engineering Education on its Head

August 19 2015

Professor Christopher Weyant has been transforming engineering education and outreach in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since he joined the department three years ago.

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SEM image Mo2TiC2

Drexel Materials Engineers' Recipe For “Sandwiching” Atomic Layers Expands Possibilities For Making Materials That Store Energy

August 17 2015

Team MXene, led by the MAX/MXene Research Group and the Nanomaterials Group, have discovered that, by “sandwiching” one or two atomic layers of one transition metal between monoatomic layers of another metal with carbon atoms holding them together, there are more than 20 possible new 2D materials capable of revolutionizing the way we create materials today. 

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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