• Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome

Shu Yang, Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

As the leaves begin to change colors and a briskness starts to fill the air, it is with great pleasure that we extend a warm welcome for the fall term.

This term, we continue the honored traditions of academic excellence with the promise of impactful journeys that will lead to a unique Penn experience.  At the cornerstone of this journey lies our mandate, “to extend the frontiers of knowledge in materials science and engineering through intellectual leadership in education, research and scholarship.”

We believe that education will unlock endless opportunities to provide solutions to encumbered pathways. The instruction and mentoring that our faculty provide form the foundation of academics and research required for our next generation to excel in the field of materials science and engineering. We hope that within the Penn MSE experience we instill the proper balance of academics, growth, and wellness that will allow you to thrive, explore and excel.

In the spirit of the season, we ask for your engagement to make this community a vibrant one. We invite you to share your knowledge and experiences with one another to support our goal of making a lasting, productive and enjoyable university experience.

Once again, welcome to Penn MSE. We are excited to be a partner of your journey. Have a wonderful fall.



Shu Yang
Joseph Bordogna Professor
MSE Department Chair