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Academic Programs

We offer four degree programs: Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering (one-year professional), Master of Science (two-year research), and Ph.D. Our faculty are renowned for excellence in teaching as well as research. The superiority of the education we deliver is manifest in the achievements of our graduates at all levels.

Research Areas

Our research is at the leading edge of material science and focuses on four broad strategic areas of interdisciplinary research that have a high societal impact: Energy Production and Storage, Electronics and Photonics, Bio-inspired Materials and Systems, and Green Technologies.  Learn more about our faculty, research, and facilities.

Recent News

US News and World Report Ranks Cornell MSE #6 Nationally

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Cornell University Department of Materials Science & Engineering was ranked #6 nationally!

Prof. Robinson group’s recent Nano Letters publication is featured in Physics Today

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In the article the Robinson group presents a method for measuring phonon transmission

Professor Delphine Gourdon Nominated for the international Women's Day Leadership Award

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Professor Delphine Gourdon has been nominated for the International Women's Day Leadership Award!

Latest Spotlights

Professor Emmanuel P. Giannelis Inducted as a Member of the 14th Class of PMSE Fellows

The fourteenth class of PMSE Fellows was inducted at the Dallas ACS National Meeting during the PMSE/Poly Awards Reception on Wednesday night, March 19, 2014 Congratulations to Professor Giannelis!

MSE Alum and Advisory Board Member named entrepreneur of the year 2014

Greg Galvin, chairman and CEO of Rheonix and Mezmeriz, and cofounder and former CEO of Kionix, featured in Cornell Chronicle!