Academic Programs

Student in Molecular Beam Epitaxy LabThe department offers an undergraduate major, two minors, a Masters of Science and PhD.


  • 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

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

Recent News

Faster-Charging, Safer Batteries

Thomas H. Epps, III, has secured a patent on technology that holds potential to improve the performance, safety and stability of solid state lithium batteries.

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In Memoriam: Jerold (Jerry) Schultz

Jerold (Jerry) M. Schultz, emeritus C. Ernest Birchenall Professor of Chemical Engineering with a joint appointment in materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, died on October 20, 2018. He was born in 1935 in San Francisco and attended the...

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Winter Session registration is now open for any student who wants to make their winter ‘count’ by earning credits during break.

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.

A Big Moment For Tiny Tech

Nanofabrication Lab is the future of science