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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

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Katerina Pomerants

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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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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Making a Solar Energy Conversion Breakthrough With Help From a Ferroelectrics Pioneer

August 09 2016

Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher, as a discovery by a team of researchers, which includes Drexel Materials Professor Jonathan Spanier, has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays.

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Caroline Schauer

Schauer Receives Fellowships Office 2016 Faculty Mentor Award

August 08 2016

Associate Professor Caroline Schauer is the recipient of the Drexel Fellowships Office 2016 Faculty Mentor Award. This award recognizes the efforts and critical role of faculty members who consistently go the extra mile to cultivate, prepare, and guide students in their applications to nationally-competitive fellowships.

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New Drexel Materials Research Institute Among First Recipients of DARE Initiative Funding

August 08 2016

A research institute to be led by Materials Department Head and Professor Michele Marcolongo titled Biologically-Inspired and Resource-Conserving Advanced Materials (BRAVE) is one of the first recipients of funding through the new initiative Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE).

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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