Archives: 2013

UConn MSE Department Contributes to Green Campus Initiatives

Initially founded as the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center in 2001, the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) has played a key role in sustainability at the University of Connecticut. The Center’s green campus ventures include a variety of projects, including carbon capture, natural resource conservation, power management, smart power transmission, fuel cells, and solar and wind energy. . . .

Published: December 30, 2013

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Dr. Pamir Alpay Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

MSE Professor and Department Head Dr. S. Pamir Alpay was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his work on functional/smart materials. . . .

Published: December 16, 2013

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Dr. Pu-Xian Gao Awarded NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing Grant

Dr. Pu-Xian Gao, Associate Professor from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Institute of Materials Science, was awarded a $1.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project SNM: Scalable and Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacturing of Nano-array based Low Temperature Diesel Oxidation Catalysts . . .

Published: December 2, 2013

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“Visualizing Osteogenesis In Vivo Within 
a Cell–Scaffold Construct for Bone Tissue Engineering Using Two-Photon Microscopy” Contributes Cover Image to Tissue Engineering C

MSE Ph.D. student Max Villa (M.S.), in conjunction with Dr. Liping Wang (M.D.), Dr. Jianping Wang (M.D.), Dr. David W. Rowe (M.D.), and MSE Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Dr. Mei Wei, have jointly published an article in the biomedical journal Tissue Engineering. . . .

Published: November 20, 2013

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Keramos Chapter Founded at UConn

Ms. Sapna Gupta, a Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) graduate student, has founded a University of Connecticut chapter of Keramos with the support of her team leaders and chapter advisor Professor Prabhakar Singh. . . .

Published: November 15, 2013

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Dr. Manoj Kumar Mahapatra Appointed MSE Assistant Professor in-Residence

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcomes Dr. Manoj Kumar Mahapatra to its teaching faculty. . . .

Published: November 11, 2013

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MSE Industrial Advisory Board Meeting

The UConn MSE Industrial Advisory Board convened for a meeting on Monday, September 30th. . . .

Published: November 6, 2013

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Dr. Pamir Alpay Receives University of Connecticut MSE Award for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Dr. Pamir Alpay, Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was named a recipient of both the University of Connecticut Materials Science and Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence as Determined by the Students as well as the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. . . .

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MSE Students Meet Governor Malloy at Next Generation Connecticut Celebration

On October 21, Governor Malloy visited UConn’s Storrs campus to celebrate the final approval of Next Generation Connecticut legislation. . . .

Published: November 1, 2013

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UConn Material Advantage Tours Laser Joining Technologies

UConn members of Material Advantage had the unique opportunity to tour Laser Joining Technologies in conjunction with the ASM Hartford chapter. . . .

Published: October 28, 2013

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“Accelerating Materials Property Predictions Using Machine Learning” Published in Scientific Reports

Professor Ramamurthy Ramprasad, post-doc Dr. Ghanshyam Pilania, and doctoral candidate Chenchen Wang of Materials Science and Engineering, in conjunction with Professor Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (Computer Science and Engineering) and Dr. Xun Jiang (Ph.D. Statistics 2013), jointly collaborated on a research paper published online on September 30, 2013 in Scientific Reports, the open access journal of Nature. . . .

Published: October 18, 2013

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MSE Undergraduate Laboratory Equipment Upgrades

New and exciting changes have arrived in the department of Materials Science and Engineering by way of laboratory renovations. Thanks to financial support from both the School of Engineering (SoE) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), the undergraduate teaching laboratories received more than $160,000 for equipment upgrades in the last two years. . . .

Published: October 10, 2013

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Undergraduate Daniel Violette Awarded the James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award

The Department of Material Science and Engineering is pleased to announce that UConn senior Daniel Violette (Engineering Physics) has been awarded the James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award, a prestigious accomplishment awarded on behalf of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). . . .

Published: October 7, 2013

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MSE Honors Scholar is Nominee for 2013 Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships

Rose Cersonsky (ENGR ’14) from Oxford, CT, is an honors scholar with a major in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. . . .

Published: September 16, 2013

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MSE Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013

Read our Fall/Winter newsletter containing information about MSE students and faculty. . . .

Published: September 11, 2013

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Professor Hebert Appointed Director of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rainer Hebert as Director of the recently established Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC) at UConn. The AMIC will serve as hub for discovery, design innovations, advanced materials and new processes for Pratt & Whitney and . . .

Published: September 10, 2013

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Materials Research Society (MRS) 2013 Fall Meeting – Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Symposium

Ongoing efforts to regenerate human tissues and organs warrant novel biomaterial development. Recently, there has been significant interest in developing novel composites and their three-dimensional structures for functional tissue regeneration. . . .

Published: September 9, 2013

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Professor Aindow Named Associate Director of IMS

Dr. Mark Aindow has been appointed as Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science. Dr. Aindow was educated at the University of Liverpool in England, did postdoctoral research at Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University, and spent nine years on the faculty at The University of Birmingham in England. . . .

Published: August 26, 2013

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Welcome Materials Science and Engineering Students!

Overview of our MSE program on Tuesday, August 27 at 11:15 am in Room IMS-159. . . .

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Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. Students will have the opportunity to meet our faculty, students, tour our facility, and have any questions answered. . . .

Published: July 29, 2013

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Huey Research Group Recognized by the Journal Nanotechnology

Dr. Bryan Huey, Ph.D. candidate Vincent Palumbo, and the Huey research group of the UConn Materials Science and Engineering department have all been recognized by the journal Nanotechnology for their recent research. . . .

Published: June 10, 2013

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Katherine Saint joins the MSE Industrial Advisory Board

We are very pleased to announce that Katherine Saint will be joining the UConn MSE Industrial Advisory Board. . . .

Published: June 5, 2013

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New MSE Directors of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

The Materials Science and Engineering Department is very pleased to announce that Dr. Rainer Hebert and Dr. Bryan Huey have agreed to serve as the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate Studies, respectively. . . .

Published: June 3, 2013

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Seminar: Nanoarchitectures for Oxygen Reduction PEM Fuel Cell Electrodes and for Electrochemical Supercapacitors

Dave Mitlin, U Alberta March 15, 2013, 11:00 am, IMS building room 20 . . .

Published: May 29, 2013

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Seminar: An Atom-by-Atom View of Nanotube Nucleation and Growth

Eric Stach, Brookhaven National Lab April 12, 2013, 11:00 am, IMS building room 20 . . .

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Seminar: NOx Catalysis from the Bottom Up

Professor William F. Schneider, University of Notre Dame April 26, 2013, 11:00 am, IMS building room 20 . . .

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Engineering Scholarships: Unlocking Opportunities

Education is a key that unlocks the potential of the nation. And engineers, perhaps more than any other profession, help America build and strengthen its future through their tenacious ingenuity, analytical mindset and constant drive to innovate. . . .

Published: May 24, 2013

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MSE Graduate Program Is Among The Top 25 Public Programs

In the recently released US News and World Report national rankings of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) graduate programs, UConn has risen to #39 and is in the top 25 for state schools. In response to this exciting news, newly appointed MSE Department Head Pamir Alpay commented: “We attribute the rising profile of the graduate […] . . .

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Commencement 2013

Materials Science & Engineering congratulates the class of 2013. . . .

Published: May 20, 2013

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MSE Senior Capstone Design 2013

On May 10th, Materials Science and Engineering students, faculty, and industry advisors convened to observe the final Capstone presentations. The Senior Capstone Design course trains UCONN’s MSE students in innovation in the materials science technology arena, leadership, and provides the students with a deep exposure to real-life challenges. . . .

Published: May 15, 2013

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Professor Maric Received GOALI Award

Dr. Radenka Maric, in close collaboration with MSE Industrial Advisory Board member Mr. Armand Halter and Dr. William Mustain of UConn Chemical Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation “Grant Opportunities for Academic Liason with Industry” (GOALI) award. . . .

Published: May 3, 2013

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University Professor Cato Laurencin Received The Technology Innovation and Development Award

Dr. Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., was presented the Technology Innovation and Development Award from the Society for Biomaterials. . . .

Published: April 26, 2013

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Dr. Mei Wei Promoted to Associate Dean for Research and Education

Dr. Mei Wei, professor and undergraduate committee chair of the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department, has been appointed the UConn School of Engineering Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. . . .

Published: April 17, 2013

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Dr. Barry Carter to Receive Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. C. Barry Carter, professor of Materials Science & Engineering, will receive the Microscopy Society of America’s (MSA) 2013 Distinguished Scientist Award for the Physical Sciences in recognition of his internationally acclaimed research and distinguished contributions in the field of microscopy. . . .

Published: April 8, 2013

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UCONN MRS Chapter Recognized for Outreach Activities

The UCONN Student Chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS) is highly dedicated to outreach activities, and recently, their efforts have garnered a lot of positive attention. . . .

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MSE Undergraduates Honored at 2013 Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

On March 12, 2013, the UConn School of Engineering held a reception ceremony to recognize the undergraduate students who received a scholarship in 2013. . . .

Published: April 3, 2013

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MSE Industrial Advisory Board Member Honored for Outstanding Community Service

The MSE Department proudly acknowledges Industrial Advisory Board member Mr. Howard Orr (President, KTI, Inc. of East Windsor, CT) for his recognition as the Northeastern Economic Developers Association’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year. . . .

Published: April 1, 2013

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New MSE Research Awards

MSE would like to recognize its professors to whom research funding has recently been awarded. . . .

Published: March 18, 2013

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MSE Ph.D. Student Receives High Recognition for Conference Paper

The MSE department proudly recognizes and congratulates Ph.D. student Ms. Jialan Zhang, who recently received the Best Oral Paper Prize at the 22nd Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium. The 22nd Annual Consortium was held at Yale University in New Haven, CT on March 13, 2013, with seven Connecticut colleges and universities participating. . . .

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MSE Well Respresented at EMA 2013

Professor Bryan Huey co-organized this year’s Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2013) conference in Orlando, Florida, January 23-25. EMA 2013 is sponsored by the American Ceramic Society and is designed for scientists, engineers, students, researchers and manufacturers with an interest in materials for electronics, energy and sensor applications. . . .

Published: March 4, 2013

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New Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) Members

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Professor Mei Wei, along with two members of the MSE Industrial Advisory Board — Dr. Dave Furrer, Senior Fellow Discipline Lead of Materials & Processes Engineering at Pratt & Whitney, and Dr. Joe Mantese, Research Fellow at the United Technologies Research Center—have been elected members of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). . . .

Published: February 18, 2013

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Dr. Laurencin to Receive 2012 AAAS Mentor Award

The 2012 Mentor Award of the American Association for theAdvancement of Science (AAAS) will be presented to Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., “for his transformative impact and scientific contributions toward mentoring students in the field of biomedical engineering.” . . .

Published: February 15, 2013

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UConn Materials Science Visits Bacon Academy High School

On December 21st, 2012, six members of the UConn Materials Advantage Student Chapter (UCMA) went to Bacon Academy high school to educate and promote Materials Science to integrated science students. . . .

Published: January 4, 2013

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