Materials Science and Engineering

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
2015 ACS Fellows

Team to create realistic model of human vocal cords

Our vocal cords, two multilayered folds of tissue located above the trachea, produce voice when air passes between them and sets them into vibration.

2015 ACS Fellows

Three UD professors named fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, has named three University of Delaware professors — Karl Booksh, George W. Luther, III, and David C. Martin — to its 2015 Class of Fellows.

Flexible optical devices

Flexible photonics

A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a way to fabricate high-performance flexible optical devices by combining chalcogenide glass and polymers.

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.

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