Graduate Group Faculty

Below is an alphabetical list of faculty who are members of the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Group. Our graduate group faculty have research activities across many areas of materials and are from schools throughout Penn, including Penn Engineering and the School of Arts & Sciences. By clicking the name of the faculty member, you can view their profile information.

For faculty listings sorted by research topic, or to learn more about each area of research, please visit the MSE Research Areas page. To see only faculty with academic appointments within the department of Materials Science and Engineering, visit our departmental faculty page.

Name Rank + Department Research Areas
Agarwal, Ritesh Professor, MSE
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Energy
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Semiconductors
Bassani, John L. Professor, MEAM
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Bonnell, Dawn Professor, MSE
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Semiconductors
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Carpick, Robert Professor, MEAM
  • Ceramics
  • Energy
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Chen, I-Wei Professor, MSE
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Polymers
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Composto, Russell Professor, MSE
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Polymers
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
  • X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Davies, Peter K. Professor, MSE
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Energy
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Gorte, Raymond J. Professor, CBE
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Energy
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Johnson, A.T. Charlie Professor, Physics
  • Nanotubes and Nanowires
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Nanostructured Materials
Kagan, Cherie R. Professor, ESE
  • Nanotubes and Nanowires
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Energy
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Polymers
  • Semiconductors
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Khantha, Mahadevan Senior Lecturer, MSE
  • Nanotubes and Nanowires
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Semiconductors
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
McMahon, Charles Professor Emeritus, MSE
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Murray, Christopher B. Professor, MSE
  • Nanotubes and Nanowires
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Energy
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Pope, David Professor, MSE
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Rappe, Andrew Professor, Chemistry
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Energy
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Shenoy, Vivek Professor, MSE
  • Biomaterials
  • Energy
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
Srolovitz, David Professor, MSE
  • Energy
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
Vitek, Vaclav Professor, MSE
  • Materials Theory and Modeling
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Metals
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
Winey, Karen Professor, MSE
  • Biomaterials
  • Nanotubes and Nanowires
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Mechanical Behavior
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Physics of Materials
  • Polymers
  • X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Yang, Shu Professor, MSE
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Polymers
  • Surfaces & Interfaces