Materials Science at Binghamton University

Materials science is an interdisciplinary field that studies solid matter – bringing chemistry, physics and engineering together to look at how materials can be used to advance our energy independence, medical devices and electronic devices such as flexible electronics.


MS and PhD Degrees
4+1 BS/MS Degree

Spotlight: Andrea Papaleo

andrea Master's student pursues 4+1 degree    

Student highlights

Zach Keck

Binghamton University '18, '19
BS in chemistry with materials emphasis
MS in materials science engineering

"The unique MSE 4+1 program allows you to come out of school with an MS in a thriving field in only one year, setting you apart from most entry-level applicants. It's becoming increasingly needed for education higher than the BS level to find a good job, which is the main reason I'm pursuing this degree. The brand-new, state-of-the-art Smart Energy building is where all our classes are, which is an added plus to this program."

Read what other MSE students have to say about our programs.

MSE Alumni - Where are they now

Haniel Zhang (Fall 2018) is a postdoctoral researcher for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working on in-situ liquid cell study of crystal growth.

Upcoming Colloquiums

September 18th

Yingge Du, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

November 6th

Mohammad A Islam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
State University of New York at Oswego

In The News 

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


Exciting new battery research by Associate Professor and MSE Director Louis Piper makes the journal cover of Materials Chemistry A for the Royal Society of Chemistry.