Welcome to the MATS Group

We seek to develop novel materials
needed to enhance and enable devices

for a sustainable future.








Latest News


Jonny Valenzuela named a 2023 HSF Scholar!

Congratulations to Jonny Valenzuela for being named a 2023 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar! He was selected from a pool of over 124,000 applicants giving all the more recognition to his significant accomplishments and distinction thus far. We are looking forward to seeing Jonny grow further and are thankful for having HSF provide him with additional resources to support his adventure to being a leader in the field.


Siddha awarded DEI Award

The PI, Siddha Pimputkar, was recognized for his contributions to DEI through his efforts in promoting and supporting first-generation students, being a LUSSI mentor to incoming students, outreach activities to Southern Lehigh High School, being an active member of the MSE Department DEI committee, and being an advocate for individuals who can be considered underrepresented in STEM. This award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion recognizes a Rossin college faculty member who has shown passion and effectiveness in promoting equity, inclusion and Diversity in Rossin College and their own Department/Unit.


Siddha appointed the Harold Chambers Junior Professorship!

Siddha has been appointed the Harold Chambers Junior Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments! This endowed professorship was made possible through a generous donation by Harold B. Chambers who had a distinguished career in the steel industry. A special thank you to for the nomination and the strong support from my Materials Science and Engineering Department and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science!