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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

Plaques for Penn State's 2017 faculty and staff awards.
Penn State announces 2017 faculty and staff awards
04/04/2017

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is Wednesday, April 19.


Delbert Day
Penn State alumnus Delbert Day named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
03/24/2017

Penn State alumnus Delbert Day has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is "the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society."


Symposium
Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, April 21-22
03/17/2017

he Penn State Student Association of Environmental Science and Engineering (SAESE) will hold the 20th annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium (ECMSS) from 5-9 p.m. on April 21 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on April 22 in the Forest Resources Building. Abstract submission deadline is March 24.


An illustration of the Migration Enhance Encapsulated Growth (MEEG) process
Materials student earns ‘Gold’ for graduate research presentation
03/15/2017

Zakaria Al Balushi, a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering, was awarded the Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award for a presentation on his research on two-dimensional materials.


Evan McHale, a senior studying materials science and engineering
Professorship money enables undergraduate students to conduct senior research
03/10/2017

An endowed professorship is opening doors for two Penn State students to obtain laboratory experience as undergraduates. These materials science and engineering majors, Atraphol Sae-Tang and Evan McHale, are conducting research for their senior theses in the Millennium Science Complex with Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.