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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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Antonio Zavaliangos

Zavaliangos to Speak About Pharmaceutical Manufacturing as Sauveur Awardee

January 13 2016

“The manufacturing of pharmaceutical tablets: A ‘simple’ task of immense complexity” is the topic of 2015-2016 Albert Sauveur Lecture Awardee A.W. Grosvenor Professor Antonios Zavaliangos.

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Yury Gogotsi

Gogotsi Elected Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow

January 08 2016

Yury Gogotsi, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a professional society based in the United Kingdom with over 50,000 members worldwide.

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Boron nitride sheets

Drexel Materials Researchers Aid in Developing Super-Absorbent Material That Can Soak Up Oil Spills

December 01 2015

In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, members of Yury Gogotsi's Nanomaterials Group teamed up with researchers from Deakin University in Australia to manufacture and test a new material that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents.

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Marcolongo and Shih

Drexel Materials Start-ups: Putting Innovation on the Road to the Marketplace

November 13 2015

Faculty members Michele Marcolongo and Wei-Heng Shih discuss their start-up companies developing innovations in health care.

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Drexel’s Role in Advances in Electrical Energy Storage Receives International Recognition

November 05 2015

Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi, along with his colleague, Professor in Materials Science at Paul Sabatier University Patrice Simon, has been awarded the RUSNANO Prize 2015.

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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