David Pope

MSE: Letter from the Undergraduate Chair

Why a Materials major at Penn?

The rapid progress of modern technology continues to be driven by advances in our understanding of the science of the materials, which underpin these technologies. An education at Penn in the field of materials science, will provide the foundation for a leadership role in a career pathway in any of the many areas of current technology.

Prospective students should know that:

  • Each student in the department receives individualized faculty mentoring throughout the course of their personally designed educational program.
  • We encourage all qualified students to take advantage of research experiences that are available in our labs.
  • Our faculty are consistently recognized in the top tier of teachers at Penn. To complement your education at Penn the pursuit of a dual degree or minor in a second discipline is encouraged.

I invite you to contact me personally to discuss materials science curriculum and career paths, and to help you decide why a Materials major at Penn is right for you.

David Pope
Professor and Undergraduate Chair