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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. 


Students present their research during the 14th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium.
College of Engineering Research Symposium winners announced

The Engineering Graduate Student Council has announced the winners of the 14th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium, held on Tuesday, April 4, at the Nittany Lion Inn.

New additive manufacturing master's degrees will be offered to resident and online students at Penn State.
Additive manufacturing and design master’s degrees to be offered in fall 2017

In response to increased industry demand for experts in the growing field of additive manufacturing, Penn State will offer residential and online master's degrees in additive manufacturing and design beginning in fall 2017.

The Te Uku wind farm, carved into the rolling hills of New Zealand, is one of many wind farms that collectively provide about 5 percent of the nation’s renewable energy.
New Zealand trip offers different perspective on renewable energy practices

Ten Penn State students taking a special three-credit course offered by Derek Elsworth, professor of energy and geo-environmental engineering, spent spring break touring the iconic landscape of New Zealand while surveying measures it has taken to power itself using about 80 percent renewable energy.

Institute for CyberScience Director Jenni Evans
Institute for CyberScience announces 2017 ICS Seed Grant recipients

The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) has announced that 20 Penn State faculty are recipients of 2017 ICS Seed Grant Program awards. The awards, ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, support researchers doing innovative interdisciplinary research, laying the groundwork needed to apply for large external funding awards.

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Sending a 'We Are!' and thank you to these Penn Staters

This week, we recognize six people and members of staff who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State DuBois and Penn State Hazleton.