MSE Events

PhD Dissertation Proposal Defense: Rishi Kumar
Feb 22, 2017
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Susan Sinnott
Feb 24, 2017
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen
Apr 21, 2017
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3D Printing Course Off to a Solid Start
An engaging, hands-on upper-level undergraduate course called “Introduction to 3D Printing: Learn by Building” debuted in Fall 2016 after the proposal won the Mini Grant Competition, introduced by the Provost’s office last year.
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MSE: An Ideal Major for Claudia Chavez
What do the development of metal casings for handheld devices and prosthetic limbs have in common? For Claudia Chavez, sixth semester Materials Science and Engineering major, they represent just two of the vastly numerous ways materials science engineers can utilize their knowledge.
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MSE Alumnus Ghanshyam Pilania awarded Humboldt Research Foundation Fellowship
Ghanshyam Pilania of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes group is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
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How Professor Ramprasad’s Group is Shaping Materials Discovery
Recently, there has been some interesting activity in Professor Rampi Ramprasad’s lab. As a computational materials scientist, Professor Ramprasad and his group members — composed of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers — are involved in computation-guided materials discovery.
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MSE Welcomes Administrative Services Assistant and UConn Alumna to the Staff
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering extends a warm welcome to new staff member, Kaitlyn Cullen, a UConn alumna who takes over as the Administrative Services Assistant for MSE. Kaitlyn joins the staff with a wealth of experience.
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MSE Department Head Dr. Alpay Discusses the Many Joys of His Academic Career
Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department Head, can find practical applications of science in almost anything, from fictional food replicators in Star Trek to 3-D printing of aircraft parts.
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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