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
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.


John F. Rabolt

John Rabolt named a member of the National Academy of Inventors.

John Rabolt and Renate Boër were selected because of their infrared technology called planar array infrared (PA-IR) spectroscopy.


Xinqiao Jia

Dr. Xinqiao Jia's research published in Biomacromolecules

Dr. Jia's research, which injects a hydrogel into the joint and releases pain-killing medication whenever the joint is used, was described in a paper recently published in the journal Biomacromolecules.


April Kloxin

MSEG faculty in top 20 most accessed articles

Matthew S. Rehmann and April M. Kloxin have one of 2013's most accessed Soft Matter articles, Tunable and dynamic soft materials for three-dimensional cell culture.


UD researchers have developed a smart gel that can deliver medicine on demand in response to force.

Smart hydrogels: UD-developed smart gels deliver medicine on demand

Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a "smart" hydrogel that can deliver medicine on demand, in response to mechanical force. Over the past few decades, smart hydrogels have been created that respond to pH, temperature, DNA, light and other stimuli.


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