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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Featured News

Karen Winey: Leadership in Action

On June 30, 2021, Karen Winey, TowerBrook Foundation Faculty Fellow, will step down as Department Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, ending a term marked by an even more powerful assembly: bringing together new faculty, staff, resources and traditions that will have a lasting effect on the department. Read More

Penn Engineers’ Supersymmetry-inspired Microlaser Arrays Pave Way for Powering Chip-sized Optical Systems

A team of researchers led by Liang Feng, Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, and Ritesh Agarwal, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, have drawn from concepts at the edge of theoretical physics to design and build two-dimensional arrays of closely packed microlasers that have the stability of a single microlaser but can collectively achieve power density orders of magnitude higher. Read More

Eric Detsi Receives Penn Engineering S. Reid Warren Jr. Award

Eric Detsi, Stephenson Term Assistant Professor in Materials Science, has been awarded the S. Reid Warren, Jr., Award, which is presented annually by the undergraduate student body the and Engineering Alumni Society in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual and professional development of undergraduate students. Read More

Learning through Failure: How a Hands-on Materials Science Course Adapted to Remote Instruction

The course, taught by David Pope, Professor in MSE + Mark Licurse, Director of Education/Outreach at LRSM, was a hit: “I think Dr. Pope and Licurse were successful in teaching practical problem solving through real-world case studies.” Read More

Kathleen Stebe Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 106 new members and 23 international members in this year’s class. Among them is Kathleen Stebe, Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and member of the MSE Graduate Group. Read More

MSE News

Karen Winey: Leadership in Action

06.16.2021 | Read More

Watch the Winners of the 2021 Senior Design Competition

06.09.2021 | Read More

A Blueprint for Designing and Synthesizing New, Multifunctional Materials

06.08.2021 | Read More

MSE Events

PSOC Webinar: Aayush Kant & Xingyu Chen

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PSOC Webinar: Indrajit Tah & Chris Price

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PSOC Webinar: Geng-Yuan “Scott” Chen & Ze Gong

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Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering intends to interview faculty candidates during the 2020-21 academic year. Online application opens October 1, 2020 and closes November 30, 2020.

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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