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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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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

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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 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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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

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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

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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

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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. . . .

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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

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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

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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

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Senior Design 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners! . . .

Published: May 4, 2016

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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. . . .

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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

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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

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Dr. Laurencin to Receive National Medal of Technology & Innovation

The White House has announced today that UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin will be a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the president of the United States. . . .

Published: December 23, 2015

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Lydie Louis Takes MSE Across the World

MSE postdoctorate Lydie Louis does not allow the summer break to stop her intellectual endeavors. This August, she participated in the Paris International School, France, on Advanced Computational Materials Science (PISACMS), where she received the PISACMS 2015 Best Poster Prize for the “Structural and Dielectric Properties of the Ruddlesden-Popper Ba2ZrO4 Structure from First-Principles” presentation. . . .

Published: November 2, 2015

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Professor Ramprasad Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Dr. Rampi Ramprasad, MSE, has just been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) through the Division of Materials Physics. The citation for his nomination is “For pioneering contributions to the computation-driven rational design of materials, especially polymeric and inorganic dielectric materials and catalysts.” . . .

Published: October 23, 2015

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Kathy Saint Enters the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our Industrial Advisory Board member, Kathy Saint, President of Schwerdtle Stamp Co. Inc., who has just been named one of the winners of the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame Leadership Awards for 2015. . . .

Published: October 5, 2015

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Oustanding Scholar Linghan Ye

Linghan Ye, a Ph.D. student in the MSE Department, became passionate about her major because it is “fun.” By the age of 20, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering at Beijing University of Technology before arriving at UConn in 2010 and earning the Outstanding Scholar Program Award. . . .

Published: September 25, 2015

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The Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph. D., Travel Fellowship Breaks Barriers in STEM Fields

Studies have found that African-Americans, Latinos, Native-Americans and Native Alaskans are inordinately under-represented in STEM disciplines, inhibiting the progression of excellence in these fields. The creation of the Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph. D., Travel Fellowship by the Society for Biomaterials works to rectify this issue by providing financial support for the recipient to follow a career in biomaterials. . . .

Published: September 21, 2015

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MSE e-Bulletin

Welcome to our 2015 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by UConn students and faculty, and alumni interviews that highlight our students’ diverse accomplishments post-graduation. We hope that you will find inspiration in the many ways in which UConn MSE continues to grow and diversify while remaining on the cutting edge of research and innovation. . . .

Published: August 26, 2015

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Female STEM Trailblazers

The academic science community is a largely male dominated space, but four UConn intellectuals pave the way for change. From educating young future scholars to writing over 150 scientific publications, these women demonstrate achievements as leaders in STEM fields, receiving awards this year for Outstanding Women Scholars and Women of Innovation. . . .

Published: August 17, 2015

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Sibo Wang Receives FEI Fellowship

MSE student Sibo Wang, along with 6 other UConn graduate students, were awarded the August 2015 FEI Fellowships. . . .

Published: August 14, 2015

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MSE Alumnus Dr. Dharma Maddala Receives ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award

MSE Alumnus Dr. Dharma Maddala has recently been named a recipient of the ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award. Dr. Maddala received his Ph.D. from UConn MSE in 2011. . . .

Published: June 17, 2015

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Paiyz Mikael and Alexandra Merkouriou Named Outstanding Women Scholars

The outstanding senior women academic achievement awards were established in 1993 as part of the University of Connecticut’s 100 Years of Women celebration. The awards recognize outstanding female undergraduates and graduate students from each of UConn’s fourteen schools and colleges for their academic excellence and dedication to research and service within the university community. . . .

Published: June 15, 2015

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New Class of Alpha Sigma Mu Honored at ASM Student Night

Alpha Sigma Mu is the international honor society for materials science and engineering. Membership is extended by invitation to the top twenty-five percent of MSE juniors and seniors who excel academically and exhibit strong character. MSE graduate students who have completed all Ph.D. requirements up to their dissertation defense are also elected to the society. . . .

Published: May 20, 2015

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Professor Mark Aindow Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Mark Aindow, Professor of MSE and Associate Director for the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) has just been awarded the 2015 School of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. . . .

Published: April 27, 2015

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Professor Radenka Maric and MSE Graduate Student Sapna Gupta Named 2015 Women of Innovation

The CTC honored fifty-six Connecticut women for innovation and leadership in the science, math, technology, and engineering disciplines at the 11th annual Women of Innovation Awards Gala on April 1. . . .

Published: April 10, 2015

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Dr. Avinash Dongare Awarded 2015 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award

MSE Assistant Professor Dr. Avinash M. Dongare has been named a 2015 recipient of the Young Leaders Professional Development Award from the Structural Materials Division (SMD) of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). . . .

Published: March 27, 2015

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3D Printing Club Wows Judges at 2015 Brandeis Printathon

The 3D Printing Club, 3DPC, won first place at Printathon 2015, a 24-hour 3D printing competition hosted at Brandeis University on March 6-7. . . .

Published: March 25, 2015

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Avinash Dongare Receives NSF CAREER Award

Avinash Dongare has been awarded an NSF Faculty Early Development Program CAREER Award for Mesoscale Modeling of Defect Structure Evolution in Metal Materials. . . .

Published: January 26, 2015

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MSE Scholarship Recipients Honored at School of Engineering Scholarship Awards Ceremony

In September, MSE scholarship recipients were honored at the School of Engineering annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. . . .

Published: November 14, 2014

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UCONN Researcher Receives NIH Pioneer Award

UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a renowned surgeon-scientist, has won a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award for his exceptionally creative research in regenerative engineering. . . .

Published: October 8, 2014

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Dr. Radenka Maric and Dr. Mark Aindow Get Fuel Cell Funding

Dr. Radenka Maric of CBE and MSE, and Dr. Mark Aindow of MSE have key roles in two projects that have received a total of $6.7 million from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and are designed to reduce the overall operating costs of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). . . .

Published: July 28, 2014

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MSE Graduate Student Spotlight: Sapna Gupta

In her years at UConn thus far, Sapna Gupta has achieved impressive feats that demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and innovative thinking. . . .

Published: July 23, 2014

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MSE Graduate Student Spotlight: Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi

The MSE department is home to students who demonstrate excellence early on in their undergraduate and graduate careers, receiving prestigious accolades and opportunities that set them apart as high achievers among their peers. . . .

Published: July 18, 2014

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Dr. Zengmin Xia Named Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council

The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) has selected as one of eight “Women of Innovation.” . . .

Published: June 2, 2014

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MSE Alumna Dr. Anne Silberstein Named to Academy of Distinguished Engineers

Congratulations to Dr. Anne Silberstein, 2014 inductee to the UConn School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers. . . .

Published: May 28, 2014

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MSE Ph.D. Student Richard Pérez Moyet Selected to Participate in 2014 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

Richard Pérez Moyet, MSE Ph.D. student, has been selected to participate in the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) for the second consecutive year. Richard is the recipient of The American Society for Engineering Education Fellowship Award as an intern for the 2014 Office of Naval Research NREIP program. . . .

Published: May 21, 2014

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MSE Students Exhibit Capstone Projects on Senior Design Day

MSE seniors had the chance to present their capstone senior design projects on Friday, May 2nd in IMS 20. . . .

Published: May 12, 2014

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MSE Professor Cato T. Laurencin Elected 2014 MRS Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Cato Laurencin, who was recently selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The Materials Research Society is an organization comprised of materials researchers from academia, government, and industry. . . .

Published: April 30, 2014

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MSE Professor C. Barry Carter Awarded Ceramic Educational Council Outstanding Educator Award for 2014

The CEC Outstanding Educator Award recognizes the exceptional work and creativity of ceramic educators in the areas of instruction, direction of student research, or in the general education process through lectures, publications, and other similar contributions. . . .

Published: April 16, 2014

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MSE Graduate Students Awarded GE Fellowships for Innovation

Congratulations to the five MSE graduate students who have been named 2014 GE Fellows! . . .

Published: April 14, 2014

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MSE Professor Syam Nukavarapu Receives Mentoring Award from the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

Congratulations to Professor Syam Nukavarapu, recipient of a Mentoring (M1) award from the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS.) . . .

Published: April 7, 2014

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MSE Scholarship Established in Honor of Dr. Owen Devereux

A new scholarship fund has been established in honor of the late Dr. Owen F. Devereux. Dr. Devereux, who passed away in June of 2012, joined the University of Connecticut in 1968 as an associate professor in the newly established Metallurgy Department and charter member of the Institute of Materials Science (IMS). . . .

Published: March 5, 2014

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MSE Professor Dr. Rampi Ramprasad Elected to CASE

Professor Rampi Ramprasad was recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). . . .

Published: February 26, 2014

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MSE Establishes Strong Presence at EMA 2014 Conference

From January 22nd to the 24th, the fifth annual Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) conference was held in Orlando, Florida. Jointly programmed by the Electronics Division and Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society, EMA focuses on electroceramic materials for electronic, magnetic, dielectric and optical components, devices, and systems. . . .

Published: February 12, 2014

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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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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. . . .

Published: November 6, 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 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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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