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


MSE Colloquiums

August 28th
TAE Presentations
September 11th
Juan Hinestroza, Cornell University
September 18th
Aram Amassian, NCSU

September 25th
Vincent Meunier, Penn State

October 16th
Ting Zhu, Georgia Tech


 In The News 

Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham named a Knight Bachelor for contributions to chemistry

 Guangwen Zhou, Deputy Director of the Materials Science and Engineering program, is promoted to  SUNY Distinguished Professor. This honor is the State University of New York's highest academic rank.

Binghamton battery project named one of 10 NSF Innovation Engines in the nation

 M. Stanley Whittingham has been chosen as the joint winner of the $3 million 2023 VinFuture Grand Prize.

Jianyu Wang , MSE PhD candidate, received the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research

Guojun Shang, MSE PhD candidate, received the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research

Making History: Lithium and a Nobel Laureate

New Faculty Opening: SUNY Empire Innovation Associate/Full Professor - Energy Materials. For more information and to apply, go to

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