MSE Events

MSE Seminar by Dr. Hillary Huttenhower
Feb 3, 2017
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Edward Garboczi
Feb 17, 2017
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Susan Sinnott
Feb 24, 2017
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New Material Promises Benefits to Deep Space Travel
Exploring beyond our solar system requires traveling enormous distances. The nearest star system to ours – Alpha Centauri – is 4.37 light years away, or 25 trillion miles; and distant star systems will take hundreds or thousands of years to reach, even in the best of circumstances. So scientists who want to send unmanned probes to another star system must create some innovative technologies that can outlive them.
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MSE Says Good-bye to a Beloved Staff Member
Some students know her by the perpetually-full M&M jar on her desk, and some know her as a staff member who has been with the MSE department since the very beginning.
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Holiday Greetings
As we prepare for the end of the fall semester 2016 and the upcoming winter break, I would like to extend my gratitude for the commitment of our faculty and staff and the talented students who have chosen Materials Science and Engineering. I wish each of you a joyful and restful holiday season and an enjoyable and safe winter break spent in the company of friends, family and loved ones, and hope everyone finds time to relax, have fun, and renew themselves for the new semester and the new year.
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MSE Research Recognized at International MRS Conference
This year’s annual Materials Research Society’s Fall meeting took place in Boston in November featuring a variety of engaging presentations, interesting posters, and some new materials. Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Ramprasad’s research group, and Keith Duseo and John Sypek, both third-year Ph.D. students in Dr. Seok-woo Lee’s research group, and were among the UConn MRS members to receive recognition for their research.
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MSE Post-Doc Attends UMich NextProf Workshop, Celebrates Diversity in Engineering
When materials science and engineering Post-Doctoral Fellow Lydie Louis attended the UMich NextProf Workshop and presented an overview of her work with Dr. Serge Nakhmanson’s group in September, she saw exactly how she can make a difference in the community.
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MSE Faculty and Students Gain a ‘Material Advantage’ at MS&T 2016
University Professor Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Associate Professor Bryan Huey, and fifth-semester undergraduate Andrew Nguyen were among the UConn MSE members recognized for their achievements in Materials Science and Technology at the MS&T 2016 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Quick Facts

    MSE Among Top 25 of Public Programs

    Degrees Offered
    B.S. (ABET accredited)

    148 Undergraduate students
     78 Graduate students

    Graduate Degrees
    9 Ph.D. awarded in 2015
    4 M.S. awarded in 2015

    17 Full-time
    14 Additional in Graduate Program
     3 Adjuncts

    Department Head
    Dr. S. Pamir Alpay

    Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Dr. Rainer Hebert

    Director of Graduate Studies
    Dr. Bryan Huey