Steven May


Department Head
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, 19104, USA

Steve May is a Professor and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, having joined the department in 2009. He received a BS in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Penn State University and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. Following his doctorate, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory from 2007-2009 in the Materials Science Division. He has received the NSF CAREER award, an ARO Young Investigator Award, the Ross Coffin Purdy Award from the American Ceramic Society, and the Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers from ASM International. His research focuses on synthesis and characterization of thin films and heterostructures, with an emphasis on magnetic, electronic, and optical properties and the use of scattering techniques to probe interfacial properties.