Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Group Faculty

Below is an alphabetical list of faculty who are members of the MSE Graduate Group. Our graduate group faculty have research activities across many areas of materials and are from schools throughout Penn, including Penn Engineering and the School of arts and Sciences. By clicking the name of the faculty member, you can view their profile information.

For faculty listings sorted by research topic, or to learn more about each area of research, please visit the MSE Research Areas page. To see only faculty with academic appointments within the department of Materials Science and Engineering, visit our departmental faculty page.

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Name Faculty Rank Primary Department Research Area(s)
Agarwal, Ritesh Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering Chemistry of Materials | Electron Microscopy | Electronic and Optical Properties | Energy | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Semiconductors
Bassani, John L. Professor Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Chemistry of Materials | Materials Theory and Modeling | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Surfaces & Interfaces
Bonnell, Dawn Professor Materials Science and Engineering Biomaterials | Ceramics | Electronic and Optical Properties | Materials Theory and Modeling | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Scanning Probe Microscopy | Semiconductors | Surfaces & Interfaces
Carpick, Robert Professor Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Ceramics | Energy | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Scanning Probe Microscopy | Surfaces & Interfaces

Chen, I-Wei Professor Materials Science and Engineering Biomaterials | Ceramics | Chemistry of Materials | Electronic and Optical Properties | Mechanical Behavior | Nanostructured Materials | Polymers | Surfaces & Interfaces
Composto, Russell Professor Materials Science and Engineering Biomaterials | Chemistry of Materials | Materials Theory and Modeling | Mechanical Behavior | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Polymers | Scanning Probe Microscopy | Surfaces & Interfaces | X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Davies, Peter K. Professor Materials Science and Engineering Ceramics | Chemistry of Materials | Electron Microscopy | Electronic and Optical Properties | Energy | Nanostructured Materials | X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Gianola, Daniel Assistant Professor Materials Science and Engineering Nanotubes and Nanowires | Electron Microscopy | Energy | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Gorte, Raymond J. Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Ceramics | Chemistry of Materials | Energy | Surfaces & Interfaces
Johnson, A.T. Charlie Professor Physics Nanotubes and Nanowires | Electron Microscopy | Nanostructured Materials
Kagan, Cherie R. Professor Electrical and Systems Engineering Nanotubes and Nanowires | Chemistry of Materials | Electronic and Optical Properties | Energy | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Polymers | Semiconductors | Surfaces & Interfaces
Khantha, Mahadevan Senior Lecturer Materials Science and Engineering Nanotubes and Nanowires | Materials Theory and Modeling | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Semiconductors | Surfaces & Interfaces
Li, Ju Adjunct Professor Materials Science and Engineering Biomaterials | Energy | Materials Theory and Modeling | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials
McMahon, Charles Professor Emeritus Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Surfaces & Interfaces
Murray, Christopher B. Professor Materials Science and Engineering Nanotubes and Nanowires | Ceramics | Chemistry of Materials | Electron Microscopy | Electronic and Optical Properties | Energy | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Pope, David Professor Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Surfaces & Interfaces
Rappe, Andrew Professor Chemistry Ceramics | Chemistry of Materials | Electronic and Optical Properties | Energy | Materials Theory and Modeling | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Shenoy, Vivek Professor Materials Science and Engineering Biomaterials | Energy | Materials Theory and Modeling | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Surfaces and Interfaces
Srolovitz, David Professor Materials Science and Engineering Energy | Materials Theory and Modeling | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Surfaces and Interfaces
Vitek, Vaclav Professor Materials Science and Engineering Materials Theory and Modeling | Mechanical Behavior | Metals | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Surfaces & Interfaces
Winey, Karen Professor Materials Science and Engineering Biomaterials | Nanotubes and Nanowires | Chemistry of Materials | Electron Microscopy | Mechanical Behavior | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | Polymers | X-Ray & Neutron Scattering
Yang, Shu Professor Materials Science and Engineering Biomaterials | Chemistry of Materials | Electronic and Optical Properties | Nanostructured Materials | Polymers | Surfaces & Interfaces
Yildirim, Taner Adjunct Professor Materials Science and Engineering Nanotubes and Nanowires | Energy | Materials Theory and Modeling | Nanostructured Materials | Physics of Materials | X-Ray & Neutron Scattering