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 for Binghamton Materials Chemistry, Applied Physics, and Mechanical Engineering undergraduates



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MSE Colloquiums

Wednesdays SN1001A 11:00am

September 27: Yikang Jing, MSE PhD Candidate at Binghamton University

October 4: Mohammed Alhendi, Assistant Technical Director at the Center for Advanced Microelectronics Manufacturing

October 11:  Jacob Majikes, NRC Postdoctoral Researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology

October 25: Tom Rovere, Associate Fellow, Lockhheed Martin

November 1: Jianyu Wang, MSE PhD Candidate at Binghamton University

November 8: Scott Schiffres, Associate Professor of ME at Binghamton University

 In The News 

Professor Zhou and his MSE team help get a better understanding of how oxide catalysts could inspire solutions for clean energy

Professor Schiffres and his team developed a new way to cool computer chips involves laser metal printing

Multiple MSE faculty  are among the top 2% in the world for research according to a Stanford University study

Xiaobo Chen, MSE PhD candidate, received the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research. 

Flexible electronics: As part of his research, Dylan Richmond prints and builds circuits onto adaptable plastic materials

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