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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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. 

News

James White, a senior in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, will begin work at ArcelorMittal after graduating.
Internship experience opens doors, 5 job offers follow
04/09/2019

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 on the University Park campus.
'Materials from First Principles' theme for 2019 Nelson W. Taylor Lecture Series
04/08/2019

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.


Conghang Qu, undergraduate student in materials science and engineering at Penn State, trims glass from a crucible
New family of glass good for lenses
04/03/2019

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.


oan Redwing, professor of materials science and engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Redwing among five who receive Faculty Scholar Medals for research, scholarship and arts
04/02/2019

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.


Right, Suzanne Mohney, professor of materials science and engineering, works with one of her students
Mohney honored with 2019 Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award
04/02/2019

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.