Student/Alumni Spotlight


MSE Events

MSE Seminar by Dr. Priya Vashishta
Sept 11, 2015
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Rajendra Bordia
Sept 18, 2015
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Anthony Giamei
Sept 25, 2015
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Valeria Milam
Oct 2, 2015
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Venkat Vedula
Oct 23, 2015
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Paul Keblinski
Oct 30, 2015
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MSE/BME Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Cato Laurencin
Nov 6, 2015
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MSE Seminar by Dr. Jonah Erlebacher
Nov 20, 2015
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The MSE Lab Gets a New Look
This summer, the Material Science and Engineering Department received a fresh design with the installation of six Optiplex 980 1TB HD Workstations.
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MSE e-Bulletin
Welcome to our 2015 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by UConn students and faculty, and alumni interviews that highlight our students’ diverse accomplishments post-graduation. We hope that you will find inspiration in the many ways in which UConn MSE continues to grow and diversify while remaining on the cutting edge of research and innovation.
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Female STEM Trailblazers
The academic science community is a largely male dominated space, but four UConn intellectuals pave the way for change. From educating young future scholars to writing over 150 scientific publications, these women demonstrate achievements as leaders in STEM fields, receiving awards this year for Outstanding Women Scholars and Women of Innovation.
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Sibo Wang Receives FEI Fellowship
MSE student Sibo Wang, along with 6 other UConn graduate students, were awarded the August 2015 FEI Fellowships.
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MSE Undergrad Jordan Kovacs Receives Igor Sikorsky Scholarship
MSE sophomore Jordan Kovacs received the Igor Sikorsky Scholarship, providing her with the opportunity to work at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of military and commercial helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts.
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MSE Alumna Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano in the Hartford Business Journal
Dr. Garofano (MS, PhD UConn MSE) featured in the Hartford Business Journal as a young leader "...who have already had success but who also have the potential to lead the professional world of tomorrow."
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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