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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

Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement
Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers
04/24/2017

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master's, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State's 24 locations.


World Map
Global Programs announces 2017 Travel Grants awards
04/19/2017

Spring 2017 produced a record-breaking number of applications for Global Programs Travel Grants.


Amina Grant
McNair Scholar researches sustainability abroad, inspires children locally
04/19/2017

Amina Grant has spent much of her time as a Penn State undergraduate studying sustainability in the U.S., Jamaica and Peru, and using that research to make a positive impact on communities. And, other times, she has made a difference just by dressing as a superhero.


Joanmarie Del Vecchio, Ph.D. student in geosciences
Five EMS graduate students win awards at annual Penn State Graduate Exhibition
04/18/2017

Five graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences were recognized for their research and presentation skills during the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus.


The researchers are using femto and pico-second lasers to inspect the proteins.
Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences
04/18/2017

The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through amino acid sequences even inside living bacteria, according to a team of engineers.