- Electronic Materials
- Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials
- Self-Assembly of Materials
- Thin Film Materials
- Materials Characterization
- Polymers and Composites
- Biological and Biomedical Materials
- Photonic Materials
William N. Shafarman, a University of Delaware scientist with more than 30 years of experience developing solar energy technologies and research partnerships, is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and director of UD’s Institute of Energy Conversion. Founded in 1972, IEC is believed to be the oldest continuously operating solar research institute in the world. Over the years, in addition to leading projects as the principal investigator on government and industry contracts, he has organized numerous international conferences and symposia on photovoltaic science and engineering, taught tutorials on solar cells for conferences and companies, and served as team leader for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Thin-Film Partnership Program.
LaShanda Korley joined UD in 2018 as Distinguished Associate Professor of materials science and engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering. She is the director of a five-year, $5.5 million NSF-funded project to explore bio-inspired materials and systems, such as nanocomposites inspired by spider silk and soft robotics inspired by the way worms wriggle. Korley also brings expertise in fiber and film manufacturing.
New MSE Major
With a materials science and engineering degree from the University of Delaware, you will be poised for success in industries that impact societal needs in energy, the environment, and biomedicine as well as other consumer needs such as semiconductor and electronics manufacturing.
Faculty Position in Polymer and Soft Matter Chemistry
We invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the area of polymer and soft matter chemistry. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, controlled synthetic strategies, supramolecular systems, stimuli-responsive polymers, templating synthesis, bio-inspired pathways, and hybrid materials
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As part of a National Science Foundation initiative to advance the quantum technology revolution, University of Delaware researchers will explore a new approach to making quantum devices, 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, in UD’s Nanofabrication Facility, shown behind them. Project leader Matthew Doty (center) is flanked by team members Stephanie Law and Joshua Zide.
A Big Moment For Tiny Tech
Nanofabrication Lab is the future of science