Graduate Program

The department offers a Masters of Science in Materials Science and a PhD in Materials Science.


  • Electronic Materials
  • Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials
  • Self-Assembly of Materials
  • Thin Film Materials
  • Materials Characterization
  • Polymers and Composites
  • Biological and Biomedical Materials
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photonic Materials
  • Nanomaterials

Recent News

Named Professorship Granted

Three scholars in the College of Engineering are honored as named professors The University of Delaware College of Engineering has honored three faculty members with named professorships. To be selected, faculty members must have a sustained record of achievement that...

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Stephanie Law Wins DOE Award

Materials science professor wins $750K to study optical properties of topological insulators Stephanie Law, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a Department of Energy Early Career Award...

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Engineering for Ability

At UD summer camps, kids use engineering to help other Wielding power drills, pipe cleaners and rulers, a group of aspiring engineers re-wires the engines of toy cars. They swap the foot pedals for push buttons, pad rough edges with foam and deck out the vehicles with...

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Upcoming Events

Featured Gallery – Art in Materials

Each year, the department hosts an Art in Materials contest for students. These are some of the most recent submissions. Click to enlarge the images and learn more about the science behind each submission.

Changing the color
of light

UD team awarded $1 million Keck Foundation grant for novel research on light