MSE Says Good-bye to a Beloved Staff Member
Some students know her by the perpetually-full M&M jar on her desk, and some know her as a staff member who has been with the MSE department since the very beginning. . . .
Published: December 21, 2016
As we prepare for the end of the fall semester 2016 and the upcoming winter break, I would like to extend my gratitude for the commitment of our faculty and staff and the talented students who have chosen Materials Science and Engineering. I wish each of you a joyful and restful holiday season and an enjoyable and safe winter break spent in the company of friends, family and loved ones, and hope everyone finds time to relax, have fun, and renew themselves for the new semester and the new year. . . .
Published: December 19, 2016
MSE Research Recognized at International MRS Conference
This year’s annual Materials Research Society’s Fall meeting took place in Boston in November featuring a variety of engaging presentations, interesting posters, and some new materials. Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Ramprasad’s research group, and Keith Duseo and John Sypek, both third-year Ph.D. students in Dr. Seok-woo Lee’s research group, and were among the UConn MRS members to receive recognition for their research. . . .
Published: December 14, 2016
MSE Post-Doc Attends UMich NextProf Workshop, Celebrates Diversity in Engineering
When materials science and engineering Post-Doctoral Fellow Lydie Louis attended the UMich NextProf Workshop and presented an overview of her work with Dr. Serge Nakhmanson’s group in September, she saw exactly how she can make a difference in the community. . . .
Published: November 14, 2016
MSE Faculty and Students Gain a ‘Material Advantage’ at MS&T 2016
University Professor Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Associate Professor Bryan Huey, and fifth-semester undergraduate Andrew Nguyen were among the UConn MSE members recognized for their achievements in Materials Science and Technology at the MS&T 2016 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . .
Published: November 7, 2016
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Published: November 2, 2016
Pushing the Boundaries of Science for a Sustainable Future
People don’t visit doctors’ offices to pick up infectious bacteria, but often that is what happens. This notion led undergraduate Ryan Cordier, a fifth semester honors undergraduate in the MSE and Biomedical Engineering departments, to develop a new approach to stethoscope hygiene that would decrease patient exposure to bacteria. . . .
Radenka Maric to “Accelerate UConn” with CEO of Health eSense
Radenka Maric, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy and Executive Director of UConn’s IPB and Tech Park will represent the Materials Science and Engineering department in the Fall 2016 Accelerate UConn cohort. . . .
Published: October 31, 2016
Experience Eurotech: Three MSE Undergraduates in Germany
After a year studying abroad in Germany as part of the Eurotech program, three MSE undergraduates are prepared for global careers in engineering. Alex Kinstler, Andrew Jefferey, and Benjamin Thieken are undergraduate materials science and engineering majors in the Eurotech program who spent the year at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, one of the most famous and oldest universities in Germany. Below, they discuss their experience working, studying, and living in Germany. . . .
Published: October 26, 2016
MSE Alumna Wins TMS Scholarship
Rebecca Stern, an alumna who graduated earlier in 2016, recently won a TMS Structural Materials Division Scholarship to continue her studies at UC Berkeley. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) offers a variety of scholarships for student members, funded by the TMS Foundation. . . .
Published: September 29, 2016
UConn Scientists Find Material’s Defects Improve Solar Cell Performance
A breakthrough materials mapping technique developed by UConn scientists has led to the discovery of highly-conductive properties in cadmium telluride, a promising material that could someday surpass the performance of silicon in solar cells. . . .
Published: September 28, 2016
John Mangeri’s Award Lands Him in Argonne National Laboratory
John Mangeri, a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Serge Nakhmanson’s “Complex Materials by Computational Design” group, was selected to receive the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Research (DoE SCGSR) award for his project, Computational Design of Functional Materials for Electrothermal Energy Interconversion on Mesoscale. . . .
Published: September 26, 2016
MSE Faculty’s Research Explores Materials for Space
Each year, NASA accepts a select number of proposals from Early Career Faculty (ECF) at accredited U.S. Universities to award a generous research grant for three years of funding and the opportunity to further research into space exploration. This year, MSE Pratt & Whitney Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee’s proposal, “Development of Small-Volume, High-Precision, and Reliable Cryogenic Linear Actuators by Using Novel Intermetallic Compounds,” was accepted for an ECF award. . . .
Published: September 21, 2016
UConn School of Engineering Awards MSE Centennial Term Professorship
Professor Rampi Ramprasad, Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen for appointment to a Centennial Term Professorship as the School of Engineering continues to celebrate 100 years of research and growth. . . .
Published: September 16, 2016
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Honored at U.S. White House
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Rampi Ramprasad recently attended the fifth year anniversary event of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) hosted by the U.S. White House. . . .
MSE Researchers’ Manuscript is Selected as Editor’s Choice for 2015
A research article “Surface Degradation of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts During Standardized UL Testing” has been selected as an open access Editor’s Choice article for 2015 by the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. . . .
Published: September 7, 2016
MSE Department Head Presents Research at Prestigious Lecture in South Korea
Professor S. Pamir Alpay, UConn MSE Department Head, presented a lecture on “Accelerating Materials Deployment and Manufacturing via Multi-Scale Modeling and Genomics” at the 40 th year celebration of the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) in Daejeon, South Korea August 18. . . .
Published: September 2, 2016
MSE e-Bulletin 2016
Welcome to our 2016 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni interviews that highlight our students’ diverse accomplishments post-graduation. . . .
Published: August 5, 2016
MSE Professors Among Top 300 Most-Cited Scholars in the Field
MSE Professors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin and Dr. Steven L. Suib are among the 300 most-cited researchers in Materials Science and Engineering worldwide. . . .
Published: July 29, 2016
Framing UConn’s Future: Tech Park
Dr. Radenka Maric, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering has been appointed as Executive Director for the Innovation Partnership Building and Tech Park. . . .
Published: July 13, 2016
White House Honors Dr. Cato Laurencin with National Medal of Technology and Innovation
UConn’s Dr. Cato Laurencin was honored on May 19 at the White House by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. . . .
Published: June 6, 2016
Shock Waves On The Cover Of The Journal of Applied Physics
Materials Science and Engineering researchers Dr. Avinash Dongare, Assistant Professor, and Ph.D. student Garvit Agarwal’s publication, “Shock wave propagation and spall failure in single crystal Mg at atomic scales,” was recently featured on the cover of the Journal of Applied Physics. . . .
Published: May 31, 2016
Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s Research Featured as Cover Article in Tissue Engineering
Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s publication, “Oxygen-tension controlled matrices for enhanced osteogenic cell survival and performance,” reported a new matrix system for bone regeneration. . . .
Published: May 27, 2016
Breakthrough Could Improve Turbine Performance, Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
Important research has been under the works for years at UConn, conducted by Maurice Gell, MSE Professor-in-Residence, and Eric Jordan, United Technologies Professor of Advanced Materials Processing. Sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the researchers have been exploring ways to improve the electricity-generating capability of gas turbines. . . .
Published: May 6, 2016
Rainer Hebert: Winner of 2016 MSE Award for Teaching Excellence
The University of Connecticut Materials Science and Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence as determined by the students is awarded to the MSE faculty member who receives the greatest number of votes from Materials Science and Engineering graduating seniors. . . .
Published: May 5, 2016
UTAS Announces UConn Center for Advanced Materials
With the launch of a new materials and process-engineering lab, United Tech Corp. Aerospace Systems (UTAS) has also made the spectacular reveal of a materials engineering Center of Excellence opening for collaboration with the University of Connecticut. Governor Dannel P. Malloy was present at the official announcement on Thursday, February 25, as he toured the new $8 million facilities with Provost Dr. Mun Choi and several other executives and engineers. . . .
Senior Design 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners! . . .
Published: May 4, 2016
Dr. Bryan Huey and Dr. Rainer Hebert Awarded Professorships in Engineering Innovation
The Material Science and Engineering Department has the honor of two outstanding faculty members being recognized for their incredible contributions to the field. The UConn School of Engineering has named Dr. Bryan Huey a United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor and Dr. Rainer Hebert a Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation. . . .
Stephanie Bendtsen’s Research for Regeneration
Stephanie Bendtsen is a current Ph.D. Candidate in materials science working towards healing others. . . .
Published: May 2, 2016
Professor Cato T. Laurencin to Receive 2016 Connecticut Medal of Technology
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a world-renowned physician-scientist in orthopaedic surgery, engineering, and materials science, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology. Laurencin, of the University of Connecticut will accept the award at the 41st Annual Meeting & Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) on May 24. . . .
Published: April 30, 2016
Jorge Paz-Soldan Brings Materials Science and Engineering to Life
Why study materials science and engineering? According to senior Jorge Paz-Soldan, “Materials explain many aspects of nature and life; to me, it is the study of existence.” . . .
Published: April 29, 2016
Regenerative Engineering Pioneer Dr. Cato Laurencin to Present Prestigious Frontier Lecture
Dr. Cato Laurencin has been selected to present The American Ceramic Society’s 2016 Frontiers of Science & Society-Rustum Roy Lecture at the Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exposition (MS&T’16). . . .
Published: April 28, 2016
Making Ends Meet at the Material Science Banquet
Recently, UConn’s Material Advantage Student Chapter held their annual Material Science Banquet at Hillel. . . .
Published: April 25, 2016
Chief Materials Engineer and Manager Angie Cheung Challenges Boundaries
Those at UConn may recognize Angie Cheung from her position on the Materials Science and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, a group of nine highly reputable industry partners working to strengthen the visibility of UConn’s MSE Department across all levels. . . .
Published: April 11, 2016
Cain Hung’s MSE Analyses
Cain Hung is a first year graduate student pursuing his PhD. in materials science and engineering. Under advisor Dr. Rainer Hebert, he analyzes additively manufacture aluminum alloys and the microstructure of 3-D printed parts. . . .
Published: April 8, 2016
Graduate Student Venkatesh Botu’s Inter-Department Innovation
Venkatesh Botu is a fifth year graduate student working in Dr. Ramprasad’s research group, which utilizes quantum mechanics to solve materials science problems. . . .
Published: March 24, 2016
The UConn Material Advantage Chapter has POSTPONED the banquet to Thursday, April 7, 2016. Please join us for a semiformal fundraiser hosted by the UConn Materials Advantage student chapter – a professional event for all Undergraduates, Graduates, Professors and Industry Professionals! . . .
Published: March 18, 2016
MSE and UIC Researchers Take Another Step Towards Making Burly Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials
The Complex Materials by Computational Design group, led by Associate Professor Serge Nakhmanson, has achieved great success with their latest publication, “Atomic layer deposition of environmentally benign SnTiOx as a potential ferroelectric material.” . . .
Published: March 9, 2016
Keith Dusoe Shines with Metallic Alloys Poster
Every year, graduate students gather in the Student Union Ballroom to present their research for the School of Engineering Graduate Poster Competition. MSE graduate student Keith Dusoe recently secured the spot of third place with his poster entitled “Strong, ductile and thermally stable Cu-based metal-intermetallic nanocomposites.” . . .
Published: March 7, 2016
Building a Better Mousetrap, From the Atoms Up
UConn's Ramprasad Lab is employing machine learning to design new materials without having to pre-test each one. . . .
Published: March 4, 2016
4 Questions with Undergrad Rebecca Stern
Rebecca Stern is a senior undergraduate majoring in MSE with a mathematics minor. Enthused by her future as an engineer, she shares the opportunities she has gained at UConn. . . .
Published: February 26, 2016
Aaron Gladstein on Staying Balanced
From marching on the UConn turf to community work in Israel, MSE junior Aaron Gladstein stays busy. . . .
Published: February 19, 2016
Hamidreza Khassaf’s Paper Making Waves
As a UConn MSE Ph.D. student Hamidreza Khassaf has been pleasantly surprised by the science community’s enthusiasm for his co-authored paper, “Acoustic Detection of Phase Transitions at the Nanoscale.” . . .
Published: February 5, 2016
Wentworth and Chen Receive Mini Grant for Immense Innovation
Adam Wentworth, MSE Laboratory Manager, and Dr. Xu Chen, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Materials Science and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received a 2015 Teaching Innovation Mini Grant for their course proposal, “Intro to 3D Printing: Learn by Building.” . . .
Published: January 27, 2016
The Many MSE Opportunities for Undergrad Amy Hernandez
Undergraduate Amy Hernandez is in her final year at UConn, but she knows her MSE education has provided her with a bright future head. “Material science and engineering is diverse and empowering; it is how we will adapt for the future and create novel technologies and improvements.” . . .
Published: January 20, 2016