The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State is an international leader in materials education and research. As a top-ranked program, the department thrives on a rich collaboration between faculty, staff, students, and researchers to promote a well-rounded academic experience and innovative research opportunities. Our department offers ABET accredited degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. View the information below to learn more.
Penn State is the largest Materials Research Institution in the United States. Its faculty and research centers are world renowned for contributing breakthrough research in their respective fields. Anchored by the renovation of its state-of-the-art Steidle Building, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering includes laboratories devoted to computational research, material processing, and characterization, in addition to outstanding spaces for meetings, group work and information interactions.
James White never imagined he'd have one job offer lined up by fall his senior year, let alone five. After completing a summer internship following his junior year, the student in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences found doors opening to him at leading steel manufacturers.
The 2019 Nelson W. Taylor Lecture Series in Materials Science and Engineering will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 11 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Freeman Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus.
A new composition of germanosilicate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications, according to Penn State researchers. This marks the discovery of a novel glass family.
Joan Redwing, professor of materials science and engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is among five Penn State faculty members have received 2019 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement for excellence in scholarship, research and the arts.
Suzanne Mohney, professor of materials science and engineering and electrical engineering, is the 2019 recipient of the Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award.