MSE Events

Ph.D Dissertation Defense - Jin Wang
Jun 28, 2017
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Ph.D. Student’s Research into Novel Intermetallic Compound Gains Traction
John T. Sypek, third-year Ph.D. student in Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee’s lab, was first drawn to UConn because of the MSE program’s strong ties with industry. Now he is earning recognition nation-wide for his research achievements.
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UConn Wins Funding for Study of Insulators
UConn researcher Ramamurthy ‘Rampi’ Ramprasad leads the team behind “Tracking, Diagnosing, and Impeding Dielectric Breakdown in Polymers,” which received a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, or MURI, award.
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MSE Congratulates Haibo Yu as Graduate Student of the Year
Each year, the MSE faculty vote to recognize the cumulative efforts of a near-graduating Ph.D. student for Graduate Student of the Year. The Department extends its congratulations to Haibo Yu, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Professor Mark Aindow’s group, who was voted Graduate Student of the Year for 2017 from a pool of outstanding candidates.
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MRS Hosts Grad-Lab Learning Night, Awards MSE Students
Dozens of students attended an MSE graduate lab and research session April 19 hosted by UConn MRS to learn about the opportunities available in graduate studies and compete for a number of prizes.
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Undergraduate MSE Students Attend Frontiers Poster Session
Three Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates attended Frontiers in Undergraduate Research April 7-8 to present their research on posters to peers, professionals and visitors.
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Erica Rozzero’s Materials Science Foundation Covers Many Bases
The saying “Students today, Huskies forever,” is more than a mantra for school spirit. To Erica Rozzero (formerly Erica Pehmoeller), Materials Science and Engineering B.S. ’12, M.S. ‘15, it mirrors the idea that her UConn education provides a foundation for her to build on as she continues to learn the nuances of her trade.
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    168 Undergraduate students
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