University of Delaware - College of Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Faculty Overview

The field of Materials Science and Engineering encompasses the broad disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering by providing a platform for multidisciplinary activities across these fields. It integrates the role of research and education to develop and prepare students for today's challenges while giving them the breadth, perspective, versatility and vision to adapt to the changing environment of tomorrow.


Focus Areas

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

Five UD students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Matthew Fischel, analyzing wetland plants in the lab, is one of five UD graduate students selected to receive the Graduate Research Fellowship Program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Jason Hewett and Charlie Chalkin

Jason Hewett and Charlie Chalkin have won semifinalist honors for their LabTV project

LabTV is a new project supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Google, and two UD students recently won semifinalist honors for their video profiles of biomedical researchers in LabTV’s first competition.


John F. Rabolt

Vinu Krishnan presents at the Graduate Student Forum

Vinu Krishnan's research on nanotechnology-based drug delivery was presented at the "Making Your Research Matter, Within and Beyond the Academy" conference in Clayton Hall.


University of Delaware graduate student Sarah Geiger has been selected as the 2014 Laird Fellow.

MSEG graduate student named 2014 Laird Fellow

Sarah Geiger, a University of Delaware doctoral student in materials science and engineering, has been awarded the 2014 Laird Fellowship.


John F. Rabolt

Vinu Krisnan Receives a Sigma Xi grant

Congratulations to Vinu Krishnan on receiving a Sigma Xi grant to support Vinu's research proposal targeting conventional chemotherapy specifically to leukemia cells by applying nanotechnology.


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