Archives: 2011

Early Intro to Engineering Set Course for Grad Student

By Nick Gagliardi Republished with permission of emagination, a School of Engineering electronic publication Vincent Palumbo, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at the University of Connecticut, has a special bond with the School of Engineering that first took root during his high school years. In an effort to introduce younger students to […] . . .

Published: December 5, 2011

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Grants to Fund Tissue Regeneration Research

By John C. Giardina Republished with permission of emagination, a School of Engineering electronic publication Dr. Mei Wei, a faculty member in the department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering and the Institute of Materials Science, has recently received two large grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) […] . . .

Published: December 2, 2011

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Materials Science Teams Score Honors

Republished with permission of emagination, a School of Engineering electronic publication Three interdisciplinary teams won honors at the Materials Science & Technology 2011 conference for their photographic images of a variety of natural and manufactured phenomena taken using electron and atomic force microscopes.  The posters were presented at the American Ceramic Societyʼs Ceramographic Exhibit and […] . . .

Published: November 15, 2011

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Yang Zhong awarded GEMS

Yang Zhong, a fourth-year graduate student from Professor Leon Shaw’s group who is currently doing his thesis research focused on the simultaneous improvement of hardness and fracture toughness of WC-Co material, has been awarded one of ten Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Awards by the Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society. The […] . . .

Published: November 3, 2011

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Presentations of the Materials Science and Engineering 2010-11 Capstone Design Projects

Congratulations all on an excellent set of final oral report presentations of the Materials Science and Engineering 2010-11 Capstone Design Projects on Friday, April 29. As in previous years we asked three individuals who are experienced with the practices and requirements of our UConn-MSE engineering design course to serve as judges to evaluate the design […] . . .

Published: April 29, 2011

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Wenzhao Jia receives Engineering Outstanding Senior Women Award

Wenzhao Jia receives Engineering Outstanding Senior Women Award. Wenzhao has proved to be an outstanding student with a distinguished academic background and exceptional research abilities. Her doctoral research concentrates on the preparation, characterization and sensing application of novel nnaostructured functional materials. During her study in UConn, she has published seventeen peer-reviewed articles (seven first-authored and […] . . .

Published: April 27, 2011

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Xuefei Wan receives Engineering Outstanding Women Graduate Student Award

Xuefei Wan is an exceptional graduate student in the MSE Graduate Program and is graduating in May 2011. Her doctoral research is in the area of solid-state hydrogen storage materials for fuel-cell vehicles, a project sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Xuefei’s research has […] . . .

Published: April 20, 2011

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Jackie Garofano a 2011 Connecticut Woman of Innovation

Republished with permission of emagination, a School of Engineering electronic publication Doctoral candidate Jacquelynn McGuinness Garofano was selected one of just 10 Connecticut Technology Council 2011 Women of Innovation award recipients feted during a gala event on March 31, 2011. (View Jackie’s ceremony remarks here.) Jackie, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in Materials Science & […] . . .

Published: April 11, 2011

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Dr. Maric: Advancing Low-Temp Fuel Cell Technology

By Nick Gagliard Republished with permission of emagination, a School of Engineering electronic publication In an effort to radically improve the stability and durability of fuel cells and batteries, Dr. Radenka Maric works tirelessly on her innovative manufacturing process that will redefine the development and cost potential for battery cells nationwide.  Dr. Maric, who joined […] . . .

Published: March 3, 2011

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Best Poster Paper Award

Congratulations to Claire Weiss, Bilge Senturk and Chitra Subramanian, each recipients of the Best Poster Paper Award at the 2011 Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (CMOC) held at Yale University. . . .

Published: March 1, 2011

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