Category Archives: MESC

MESC Graduation and New Class

Congratulations to MESC student, Geetha Valurouthu, for defending her M.S. thesis in France today. Geetha is part of our international MS program, titled MESC. This fully funded international program enables students from around the globe to learn about Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion. Geetha will join Drexel’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering this fall as a full-time PhD student.

New MESC+ students Carter Henderson and Luisa Gomes joined Geetha during her MS defense. Both Luisa and Carter completed their undergraduate degrees in Drexel MSE and are starting their MS studies via the MESC+ program. Visit to learn more about the MESC program.

Congratulations to all!

Drexel Students Accepted to the MESC+ Program

Congratulations to undergraduate students Luisa Gomes and Carter Henderson. Both students have been selected for admission to the prestigious MESC+ Program, a fully funded 2 year M.S. Program sponsored by the European Commission. Congratulations!

Learn more about the MESC+ Program here.

Congratulations to 2018 MESC Graduates

Congratulations to the 13th Class of MESC Graduates who earned their M.S. degrees this week in Amiens, France. Former DNI researcher, Pol Salles Peramon, was ranked #1 in the graduating class. MSE faculty, Prof. Ekaterina Pomerantseva, represented Drexel University at the graduation ceremony.

Congratulations once again to Pol all MESC graduates!


Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Program Renewed

The European Commission has awarded Drexel a new associate partnership in a global consortium of universities offering graduate students a fully funded Master’s in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC). Drexel is the only American university partnered with the prestigious MESC program and is funded at approximately $3.4M for implementation and scholarships.

Begun in 2005 and re-booted as MESC+ this summer, the program is conducted through eight research institutions in six countries, giving graduate students a multicultural experience at some of the world’s leading energy laboratories — with courses taught entirely in English.

Read the full story here.

High-impact work of MESC students

We are proud to have many MESC students study with us at Drexel. The European Master Course ‘Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion’ “MESC” is designed to provide a 2-year (120 ECTS) education program in Materials Science and Electrochemistry at 8 universities in 6 countries : France (Marseille, Toulouse, Amiens), Poland (Warsaw), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Spain (Bilbao), USA (Philadelphia) and Australia (Geelong). These universities host world-renowned, leading research laboratories in the field of energy-related materials.

PhD student and MESC alum, Kanit Hantanasirisakul, recently published paper is listed among the most cited articles in Advanced Electronic Materials

Another recent paper from another MESC student (Cedric Couly) published in Advanced Electronic Materials is among Top 10 on Wiley’s Materials Views Chinese edition:
It’s interesting to note that two of those publications resulted from 6-month MS thesis research of MESC students(Kanit and Cedric).  We expect the same from our current MESC student, Pol, and with the first of his two papers being almost ready for submission, I have little doubt that his name will be in the news soon.
To learn more about the MESC program, click here.

MESC-8 Students Graduate in Amiens

The Erasmus Mundus Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC) program is a two-year degree program in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. It consists of three semesters of classes plus one semester for a Master thesis in a research laboratory in Europe, China or the U.S. Throughout the course of the program, students rotate among seven partner universities: University of Picardie Jules Verne (France); Paul Sabatier University (France); Aix-Marseille University (France); University of Cordoba (Spain), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland); Xiamen University (China); and Drexel University. Each year, a number of students from the MESC program opt to perform their thesis research at Drexel; you can read more about this program here.

Drexel University was well represented at the graduation of the 8th MESC class in Amiens, France, which included four students who did their thesis research at Drexel. DNI congratulates the MESC-8 students on their graduation and looks forward to hosting future MESC students.

Read more about the 2013 graduating class at