Archives: 2012

Dr. Ghanshyam Pilania Received Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Dr. Ghanshyam Pilania received the 2012 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award for his excellent research work and outstanding academic record. . . .

Published: December 21, 2012

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Materials Modeling Expert Avinash Dongare Joins UConn Faculty

As scientists across the country work to unlock the potential of new materials as part of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, materials modeling experts like Avinash Dongare are in high demand. . . .

Published: November 8, 2012

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New Research Awards

The Materials Science & Engineering Program would like to recognize their respective faculty members who have recently been granted new funding initiatives. C. Barry Carter, Radenka Maric and Chris Cornelius, Department of Education, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Nanostructures and Devices for Energy Production and Storage, 8/12-8/15, $399,798. Rainer Hebert, UTC/Pratt & Whitney, […] . . .

Published: October 24, 2012

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Undergraduates Attend Materials Science & Technology Conference 2012

Between October 8-10th, six UConn Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates attended the 2012 Materials Science & Technology Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. The technical themes of MS&T ’12 included biomaterials, ceramic and glass materials, electronic and magnetic materials, energy issues, fundamentals and characterization, iron and steel, materials-environment interactions, materials performance, and processing and product manufacturing. . . .

Published: October 22, 2012

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MSE Welcomes Dr. Avinash Dongare As New Faculty Member

This fall semester, the Materials Science and Engineering Program will welcome a new Assistant Professor. Dr. Avinash Dongare received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2008. . . .

Published: August 1, 2012

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Renovations to Materials Science and Engineering Undergraduate Labs

Thanks to significant financial support from the School of Engineering (SoE) and the Department of Chemical, Materials, and Biomolecular Engineering (CMBE), the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) undergraduate laboratories underwent $140,000 worth of renovations in 2012. . . .

Published: July 16, 2012

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MSE Annouces New Industrial Advisory Board

With great help from the program faculty and from Mr. Don Swinton of the UConn Foundation, the Materials Science & Engineering Program is pleased to announce a new External Advisory Board. . . .

Published: July 10, 2012

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2011 Alumnus Nick Polomoff Works as Senior Scientist for Material ConneXion

Since receiving his Ph.D. in MSE in 2011, UConn alumnus Nick Polomoff has been working as a Senior Material Scientist at Material ConneXion, an international company that employs the materials expertise of its multidisciplinary specialists to aid companies in problem-solving and innovation. . . .

Published: July 5, 2012

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Senior Scientist Jeanette Brown Receives Prestigious Fellow Recognition From WEF

Jeanette Brown is one of twenty-three outstanding professionals named by the Water Environment Federation as this year’s 2012 group of WEF Fellows. . . .

Published: July 4, 2012

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Professors Ramprasad and Gao Co-Organize MRS Symposia for 2012 MRS Fall Meeting

Dr. Ramamurthy Ramprasad is one of two University of Connecticut MSE professors co-organizing symposia for the 2012 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. . . .

Published: July 3, 2012

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Yang Zhong selected as a Fellow in the 2011 Center for Space Nuclear Research

Yang Zhong, a doctoral candidate in Prof. Leon Shaw’s group, was selected as a Fellow in the 2011 Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) Summer Fellowship Program. CSNR was created at the Idaho National Laboratory to investigate potential nuclear technologies that could dramatically alter space exploration.  For the past five years, the CSNR has offered […] . . .

Published: April 19, 2012

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Developing the Next Generation of Fuel Cells

March 26, 2012 By: Colin Poitras, UConn Today UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering has developed a new manufacturing process for fuel cells that could make highly efficient, fuel cell-powered vehicles a viable commercial option in the next 10 years and possibly sooner. Professor Radenka Maric developed the breakthrough process, which significantly lowers production costs […] . . .

Published: March 26, 2012

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Three Materials Science Professors Elected as Members of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)

Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Professor Radenka Maric, and Professor Prabhakar Singh are newly elected members to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. The Academy is a non-profit institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences. The Academy’s main objectives are to provide information and advice on science and technology to the government, industry and […] . . .

Published: March 23, 2012

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Justin Roller Awarded Graduate Fellowship by the CT Space Grant Consortium

Ph.D. candidate Justin Roller, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program was awarded a $20,000 graduate fellowship by the CT Space Grant Consortium in November 2011. This competitive program was initiated by NASA in 1989. Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in […] . . .

Published: March 16, 2012

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