Archives: 2017

MSE Senior Design Stories: KX Technologies and Select Sealant and Design Quality Control Process for Manufacturing Filter Cartridges”

The Senior Capstone Program is the culminating experience of a UConn School of Engineering student’s education. Over two semesters, senior students take the Senior Design Project course, where they learn about the principles of design, engineering ethics, professional communication, and other real-life engineering lessons. UConn MSE students are educated in materials engineering innovations, learn key leadership skills, and are immersed in the real-life challenges that engineers face. . . .

Published: September 21, 2017

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UConn’s School of Engineering Announces UConn-ZEISS Partnership and Introduces New Microscopy Center

The UConn School of Engineering announced the launch of a new UConn-ZEISS Partnership with the opening of a new, state of the art laboratory, the Reverse Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection and Nondestructive Evaluation (REFINE) Lab. The event was attended by many members of the ZEISS leadership team, including President of ZEISS North America, James Sharp. . . .

Published: September 8, 2017

Categories: industry, news, research

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Rainer Hebert is New Associate Director of IMS

Effective immediately MSE Associate Professor and Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation Rainer Hebert will serve as the new Associate Director of the Institute for Materials Science (IMS). . . .

Published: September 1, 2017

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Professor S. Pamir Alpay Appointed New Executive Director of the UConn Tech Park

UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the UConn Tech Park has new leadership. Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. S. Pamir Alpay will serve as Executive Director of the state-of-the-art facility and associated industry partnerships, effective immediately. . . .

Published: August 25, 2017

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MSE e-Bulletin 2017

Welcome to our 2017 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 23, 2017

Categories: alumni, faculty, news, newsletter, research, students

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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? . . .

Published: August 14, 2017

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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. . . .

Published: August 11, 2017

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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. . . .

Published: July 24, 2017

Categories: conferences, news, research

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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. . . .

Published: June 16, 2017

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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. . . .

Published: June 1, 2017

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MSE Congratulates Haibo Yu as Graduate Student of the Year

Each year, the MSE faculty vote to recognize the cumulative efforts of a near-graduating Ph.D. student for Graduate Student of the Year. The Department extends its congratulations to Haibo Yu, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Professor Mark Aindow’s group, who was voted Graduate Student of the Year for 2017 from a pool of outstanding candidates. . . .

Published: May 1, 2017

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MRS Hosts Grad-Lab Learning Night, Awards MSE Students

Dozens of students attended an MSE graduate lab and research session April 19 hosted by UConn MRS to learn about the opportunities available in graduate studies and compete for a number of prizes. . . .

Published: April 26, 2017

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Undergraduate MSE Students Attend Frontiers Poster Session

Three Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates attended Frontiers in Undergraduate Research April 7-8 to present their research on posters to peers, professionals and visitors. . . .

Published: April 19, 2017

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Erica Rozzero’s Materials Science Foundation Covers Many Bases

The saying “Students today, Huskies forever,” is more than a mantra for school spirit. To Erica Rozzero (formerly Erica Pehmoeller), Materials Science and Engineering B.S. ’12, M.S. ‘15, it mirrors the idea that her UConn education provides a foundation for her to build on as she continues to learn the nuances of her trade. . . .

Published: April 10, 2017

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UCMA’s Annual Networking Banquet Provides Invaluable Resources to Students

Nearly 50 undergraduates, professors, industry professionals and graduate students turned out for the fourth annual UConn Material Advantage networking banquet, held at UConn Hillel March 23. . . .

Published: April 5, 2017

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UConn Joins Hunt for New Materials

The University of Connecticut is one of several leading research institutions collaborating with the Toyota Research Institute to accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials using artificial intelligence and machine learning. . . .

Published: March 30, 2017

Categories: awards, grants, news, research

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MSE Undergraduate is Close to Treating a Very Common Disease

More than 30 million people suffer from osteoarthritis in the United States, a conservative estimate of the disease that degrades tissue in articular joints. Andrew Nguyen, sixth-semester undergraduate MSE major, is working on creating biodegradable templates (scaffolds) that would be able to induce regeneration of damaged tissue in these joints. . . .

Published: March 29, 2017

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MSE Alumnus Neal Magdefrau Shares His Journey From Ph.D. To Business Owner

Neal Magdefrau, Materials Science and Engineering alum, was inspired to enter the field to design new materials for golf equipment. Instead, he earned a Ph.D., became a research scientist at one of United States’ premier engineering research companies, and started a business. . . .

Published: March 22, 2017

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MSE’s Tulsi Patel Shares Three Defining Moments at UConn

In the future of aerospace engineering, it may be more efficient to 3D print structural components. Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student Tulsi Patel is investigating how to combine different materials in an additive manufacturing environment. . . .

Published: March 20, 2017

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MSE Student Wins First Place at Third Annual SoE Poster Session

John Sypek, third-year Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student in Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee’s lab, won first-place for his poster in the third annual School of Engineering (SoE) Poster Session hosted by the SoE’s Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE). . . .

Published: March 17, 2017

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MSE Professor Puxian Gao Achieves Professional Milestone

MSE Professor Puxian Gao was inducted to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) in 2017 for “seminal contribution to the fundamental understanding of engineered nanomaterials assembly and scalable manufacturing,” among other achievements. . . .

Published: March 8, 2017

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MSE Graduate Students Awarded at TMS 2017

Graduate students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering were awarded gold and silver medals at the TMS (the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society) 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA. . . .

Published: March 3, 2017

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MSE Alumna Jacquelynn Garofano Explains her Multi-Faceted Spectrum of Success

As a Senior Research Scientist at UTRC and one of Connecticut’s “Forty Under 40” outstanding young professionals for 2013 (Connecticut Magazine) and 2015 (Hartford Business Journal), MSE alumna Dr. Jacquelynn (Jackie) Garofano, has earned honors and recognition as both an educator and researcher. . . .

Published: March 2, 2017

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MSE Sophomore Launches Database of University Research Labs

University of Connecticut student Spencer Matonis recently launched a start-up company called Coalesce, which provides a database of university research laboratories with the purpose of connecting the global scientific community, Matonis said. . . .

Published: March 1, 2017

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3D Printing Course Off to a Solid Start

An engaging, hands-on upper-level undergraduate course called “Introduction to 3D Printing: Learn by Building” debuted in Fall 2016 after the proposal won the Mini Grant Competition, introduced by the Provost’s office last year. . . .

Published: February 22, 2017

Categories: news, research, teaching

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MSE: An Ideal Major for Claudia Chavez

What do the development of metal casings for handheld devices and prosthetic limbs have in common? For Claudia Chavez, sixth semester Materials Science and Engineering major, they represent just two of the vastly numerous ways materials science engineers can utilize their knowledge. . . .

Published: February 20, 2017

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MSE Alumnus Ghanshyam Pilania awarded Humboldt Research Foundation Fellowship

Ghanshyam Pilania of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes group is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. . . .

Published: February 17, 2017

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How Professor Ramprasad’s Group is Shaping Materials Discovery

Recently, there has been some interesting activity in Professor Rampi Ramprasad’s lab. As a computational materials scientist, Professor Ramprasad and his group members — composed of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers — are involved in computation-guided materials discovery. . . .

Published: February 16, 2017

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MSE Welcomes Administrative Services Assistant and UConn Alumna to the Staff

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering extends a warm welcome to new staff member, Kaitlyn Cullen, a UConn alumna who takes over as the Administrative Services Assistant for MSE. Kaitlyn joins the staff with a wealth of experience. . . .

Published: February 15, 2017

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MSE Department Head Dr. Alpay Discusses the Many Joys of His Academic Career

Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department Head, can find practical applications of science in almost anything, from fictional food replicators in Star Trek to 3-D printing of aircraft parts. . . .

Published: February 13, 2017

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For Ph.D. Candidate Hamidreza Khassaf, UConn MSE is a Dream Come True

For Hamidreza Khassaf, pursuing a Ph.D. in UConn’s Materials Science and Engineering department was written in the stars. While he was pursuing his M.Sc. in MSE at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, his advisor was an Alumni of UConn’s MSE department. . . .

Published: February 6, 2017

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New Material Promises Benefits to Deep Space Travel

Exploring beyond our solar system requires traveling enormous distances. The nearest star system to ours – Alpha Centauri – is 4.37 light years away, or 25 trillion miles; and distant star systems will take hundreds or thousands of years to reach, even in the best of circumstances. So scientists who want to send unmanned probes to another star system must create some innovative technologies that can outlive them. . . .

Published: January 9, 2017

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