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

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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Reducing Radiation

Paper reports successful use of nanocomposites to absorb electromagnetic radiation The rapid development of modern electronic equipment and wireless devices has resulted in severe electromagnetic (EM) radiation pollution, which has implications in the health of...

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II-VI Foundation Award

Chaoying Ni, professor of materials science and engineering, has been awarded a grant from the II-VI Foundation to investigate “Thermal Transport in SiC and Diamond Based Composites.” The one-year $95,000 award will support experimental and computational work aimed at...

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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