The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology features state-of-the-art equipment for nanoscale characterization, measurement, and fabrication, which are vital to the research and educational programs at Penn and are leveraged by partner institutions and local industry within the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Project Kirigami ENV Wins 2019 Senior Design Competition

Grey DeSimone and Emily Spencer, 2019 graduates in Materials Science and Engineering, won this year’s Senior Design Competition. Their project, Kirigami ENV, is a specially engineered building envelope which is a material applied to a building’s exterior to bolster insulation and is inspired by the Japanese art form kirigami. Read More

Sunita Parasuraman delivers Penn Engineering Master's Commencement Address

Sunita Parasuraman, head of treasury at Facebook and a 1996 master’s graduate in Materials Science and Engineering, delivered the commencement address at the 2019 Penn Engineering Master’s Commencement Ceremony. Watch Here

New Machine Learning Approach Predicts Which 2D Materials Can Be Synthesized

The application of machine learning to the field of materials science has proven to be difficult due to the lack of labeled data. Work by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering’s Vivek Shenoy and Nathan Frey strives to bring more clarity to the synthesis of new materials through an innovative machine learning technique, specifically focusing on the creation of two-dimensional materials. Read More

Christopher Murray Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Christopher Murray, Richard Perry University Professor and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for “invention and development of solvothermal synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystal quantum dots for displays, photovoltaics, and memory.” Read More

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Project Kirigami ENV Wins 2019 Senior Design Competition

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Vanessa Chan Discusses Technology’s Impact with Forbes

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Penn Engineers: New Machine Learning Approach Predicts Which 2D Materials Can Be Synthesized

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Open Faculty Positions

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania initiated a period of substantial growth in 2015 including four new hires in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The department is continuing this exciting multi-year hiring effort by seeking multiple tenure-track assistant professors. Exceptional applicants for tenured associate and full professor positions may also be considered. Application opening this summer.

What is Materials Science?

Understanding the behavior of materials has given rise to countless innovations and breakthroughs ranging from stone tools, which led to the discovery of fire in the prehistoric period, to silicon chips and silicon solar cells in our modern era. In a broad sense, materials science involves studying the synthesis, processing, structure, properties and performance of materials.


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