MSE Events

Ph.D Proposal Defense - Mingwan Zhang
Aug 21, 2017
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Metallurgy/MSE, Top 3rd Major With Highest Mid-Career Salary
Did you know the average mid-career salary for a Materials Science and Engineering major in 2016 was around $98,000?
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MSE Professor Named Vice President for Research
MSE Professor Radenka Maric, newly appointed vice president for research at UConn and UConn Health, intends to grow the university’s research enterprise by implementing a vision that focuses on increasing strategic connections within and beyond the university walls.
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1st Symposium on Computational Materials Research
Quantum theory has been at the forefront of materials research as the technology shrinks towards the nanoscale. This has been partly driven by the progress in methodologies that could be pursued within present day highperformance computational capabilities.
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High Expectations for 1st Symposium on Computational Research
Postdoctoral researchers from MSE and the Institute of Materials Science will hold their first symposium on Computational Research on Thursday, July 27, from 9am-4pm in IMS 20.
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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 Among Top 25 of Public Programs

    Degrees Offered
    B.S. (ABET accredited)

    168 Undergraduate students
    99 Graduate students

    Graduate Degrees
    8 Ph.D. awarded in 2017
    7 M.S. awarded in 2017
    3 MEng. awarded in 2017

    17 Full-time
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    1 Professor-in-Residence
    3 Adjuncts

    Department Head
    Dr. S. Pamir Alpay

    Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Dr. Serge M. Nakhmanson

    Director of Graduate Studies
    Dr. Bryan Huey