Published on Wednesday January 17, 2007
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
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/....