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

Materials Science Department Chair Earns Pair of Honors

UD’s Darrin Pochan was recently elected chair of the APS Division of Polymer Physics and editor-in-chief of the research journal Soft Matter For Darrin Pochan, the semester is off to a particularly productive start. Pochan is chair of the Department of Materials...

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UD engineer Arthi Jayaraman uncovers molecular mysteries When scientists develop brand new materials, they must precisely determine the ingredients, quantities, and processing methods to use. It’s kind of like creating a recipe. Before spending time and money to test...

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Named Professorship Granted

Three scholars in the College of Engineering are honored as named professors The University of Delaware College of Engineering has honored three faculty members with named professorships. To be selected, faculty members must have a sustained record of achievement that...

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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