The Chronicle of Higher Education has announced that Drexel University’s doctoral program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is rated among the top ten MSE programs nationwide, according to the 2006 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, a research initiative partly funded by The State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and produced by Academic Analytics.
Academic Analytics, a for-profit company, rates faculty members’ scholarly output at nearly 7,300 doctoral programs around the country. It examines the number of book and journal articles published by each program’s faculty, as well as journal citations, awards, honors, and grants received.
Drexel’s MSE department currently has 11 tenure-track faculty members. In the past three years, faculty and students were published in 49 books, chapters, and editorials, as well as 208 refereed journals. The department as a whole also won 83 national awards and received a total of $9.3 million in new research awards since 2003. Considering its small size compared to larger institutions and state universities, Drexel’s MSE department has made tremendous strides in recent years.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is home to a world-class faculty engaged in cutting-edge research in the synthesis, development, and application of advanced materials. The department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in materials engineering, as well as accelerated combined B.S./M.S. and B.S./Ph.D. programs in research areas including nanomaterials, biomaterials, and polymers, among others.
Drexel University has more than 17,000 students and offers five associate’s, 62 bachelor’s, 63 master’s, and 35 doctoral degrees, in addition to two undergraduate certificates, six post-baccalaureate certificates and one professional degree.
To view the MSE 2005-2006 annual report, please visit http://www.materials.drexel.edu/ar/.
For more information about the 2006 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, visit http://chronicle.com/stats/productivity/....