Materials Science at Binghamton University

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is an interdisciplinary field that studies solid matter by combining engineering, physics and chemistry principles to solve real-world problems. MSE looks to develop the material technologies needed to advance our energy independence, medical devices and electronic devices such as flexible electronics. 

Doctoral Program

Master's Program

4+1 BS/MS Program



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MSE Colloquiums

Wednesdays SN1001A 11:00am

September 21

Dr. Bed Poudel Research Professor,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering at PennState College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
 Next Generation of High-performance Materials in Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Management Applications

September 28

Xiaobo Chen Binghamton University MSE PhD Candidate
Environmental TEM

October 19

Randy Headrick Professor, Physics - University of Vermont
Organic Electronics, In-Situ Growth, Synchrotron X-ray Scattering          

October 26

Mengen Wang Assistant Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering - Binghamton University

 In The News 

Binghamton University-led battery initiative wins $113 million to bolster domestic battery manufacturing and supply chain, reinvigorate region.

Professor Guangwen Zhou, MSE Deputy Director, leads new research study using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to peer into the oxide-to-metal transformation at the atomic level.

Hao Liu, MSE Affiliated Professor,  receives a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation this spring for research into sodium-ion batteries.

Shan Wang, Ph.D. candidate in Material Science and Engineering , receives the Graduate Student Excellence Award in Research at Binghamton University.

MSE Alum Hamid Fallahdoost PhD '21, starts career as a Process Engineer at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon

MSE Alum Mateusz Zuba PhD '21, heads to Argonn National Lab to begin postdoc opportunity in the Materials Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

Nobel Prize-winning chemist M. Stanley Whittingham named to “Great Immigrants, Great Americans” list for 2020

   MSE Faculty affiliate C.J. Zhong elected to the National Academy of Inventors 

  The Binghamton MRS Chapter receive the Peoples Choice Award for their SciVid 2019 Entry!! 

Binghamton University Professor Wins Nobel Prize In Chemistry

 Harpur College physicists team with Georgia Tech on artificial-intelligence project

 Binghamton Researchers Find Better Way to Make Large Lithium-Ion Batteries

 Binghamton University will
acquire a sophisticated new X-ray tool useful in materials research and R&D for
electronics. The $1.75 million system — the third of its kind in the world and the
first outside of Europe

 Binghamton University earns "very high research" status in Carnegie Classifications joining other elite national universities.

  Binghamton University ranks #13 for top STEM Universities in the country by Check out Best STEM Schools to find out why.

MSE Faculty Affiliate Scott Schiffres earns NSF career award: Mechanical engineer looks for alloys to dissipate heat more quickly than materials in current use

 MSE PhD student Marc Francis Hidalgo studies a compound that allows batteries to double their energy capacity

  Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham receives 2018 MRS David Turnbull Lectureship Award