Category: faculty

  • Researchers Discover Super-Elastic Shape-Memory Material

    UConn materials science and engineering researcher Seok-Woo Lee and his colleagues have discovered super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material. . .

    Published: November 1, 2017

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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. . .

    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. Pami. . .

    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 c. . .

    Published: August 23, 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 enterp. . .

    Published: August 11, 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,” whi. . .

    Published: June 1, 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 fundamen. . .

    Published: March 8, 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 a. . .

    Published: February 16, 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. . .

    Published: February 13, 2017

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  • 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 me. . .

    Published: November 7, 2016

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  • 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. . .

    Published: October 31, 2016

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  • 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. . .

    Published: September 28, 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 gran. . .

    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 Engi. . .

    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. . .

    Published: September 16, 2016

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  • 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 Edito. . .

    Published: September 7, 2016

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  • 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 Mod. . .

    Published: September 2, 2016

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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 co. . .

    Published: August 5, 2016

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  • 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

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  • 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 Chemi. . .

    Published: July 13, 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, . . .

    Published: June 6, 2016

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  • 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 wav. . .

    Published: May 31, 2016

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  • 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 ma. . .

    Published: May 27, 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 facu. . .

    Published: May 5, 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 t. . .

    Published: May 4, 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 Materia. . .

    Published: April 28, 2016

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  • 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 publica. . .

    Published: March 9, 2016

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  • 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

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  • 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, “Aco. . .

    Published: February 5, 2016

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  • 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. . .

    Published: January 27, 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 t. . .

    Published: December 23, 2015

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  • George Rossetti’s Ferroelectrics Research in Germany

    MSE Associate Professor George Rossetti returned this fall from his nearly year-long sabbatical in Germany as part of the Guest Scientist Program at T. . .

    Published: November 9, 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 . . .

    Published: October 23, 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, inhib. . .

    Published: September 21, 2015

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  • Seok-Woo Lee Makes Magic at UConn

    Since coming to the materials science and engineering department in 2014, Dr. Seok-Woo Lee has used his research and teaching skills to help UConn stu. . .

    Published: September 11, 2015

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  • George Rossetti and Adam Heitmann Receive Edward C. Henry Award

    The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has awarded the 2015 Edward C. Henry Award to George A. Rossetti, Jr. and Adam A. Heitmann for their paper, “Th. . .

    Published: September 10, 2015

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  • Hand in Glove: UConn Surgeon Brings Healing Hands to Boxing

    After famed boxer Mike Tyson defeated Buster Mathis in the third round of a 1995 bout, the former heavyweight champion of the world waited for the ref. . .

    Published: September 9, 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 co. . .

    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 sc. . .

    Published: August 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 cele. . .

    Published: June 15, 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 Enginee. . .

    Published: April 27, 2015

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  • Five Questions with Mei Wei

    We sat down with Mei Wei to talk about her experiences as a professor, her role as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, and her reactio. . .

    Published: April 27, 2015

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  • IMS Director Dr. Steven Suib Delivers Plenary Lecture at the University of Illinois

    IMS Director and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Dr. Steven Suib delivered an invited lecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. . .

    Published: April 16, 2015

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  • Senior Design Demonstration Day 2015

    The School of Engineering invites you to join the faculty and students for the second annual school-wide Senior Design Demonstration Day on May 1, 201. . .

    Published: April 13, 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 an. . .

    Published: April 10, 2015

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  • “Why Pt Survives but Pd Suffers From SOx Poisoning” Published in JPC Letters

    Graduate student Hom Sharma (Department of Chemical Engineering) and co-authors Dr. Vinit Sharma and Professor Rampi Ramprasad (Department of Material. . .

    Published: April 3, 2015

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  • MSE Professor Emeritus Maurice Gell and Eric H. Jordan Receive STTR Award with HiFunda/UConn

    HiFunda/UConn has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) to receive a STTR Phase IIA award for the development and commercializatio. . .

    Published: April 1, 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. . .

    Published: March 27, 2015

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  • MSE Faculty and Students Featured at CBIA Panel Event

    Several members of UConn faculty and staff were featured as guest panelists at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s (CBIA) annual mee. . .

    Published: February 4, 2015

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  • Building the Next Generation of Efficient Computers

    UConn researcher Bryan Huey has uncovered new information about the kinetic properties of multiferroic materials that could be a key breakthrough for . . .

    Published: January 29, 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 M. . .

    Published: January 26, 2015

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  • “Next-Generation Electrocaloric and Pyrocaloric Materials for Solid-State Electrothermal Interconversion” To Be Featured in December 2014 MRS Bulletin

    MSE Department Head Dr. S. Pamir Alpay, in conjunction with colleagues Dr. Joseph Mantese (MSE Industrial Advisory Board and United Technologies Resea. . .

    Published: December 15, 2014

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  • World-Class Materials Characterization

    The University of Connecticut and scientific instrument maker FEI Co. have signed an agreement to develop a cutting-edge center for microscopy and mat. . .

    Published: November 3, 2014

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  • MSE Newsletter Fall 2014

    Read our 2014 Fall newsletter containing latest information about MSE students and faculty.. . .

    Published: October 31, 2014

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  • Approaching a Golden Age of Materials Design: MSE Professor Publishes “Rational Design of All Organic Polymer Dielectrics” in ‘Nature Communications’

    MSE Professor Dr. Rampi Ramprasad and IMS colleagues Dr. Greg Sotzing and Dr. Steve Boggs, along with their research group members and collaborators, . . .

    Published: October 10, 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 re. . .

    Published: October 8, 2014

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  • MSE Welcomes Dr. Seok-Woo Lee to the Department

    The department proudly welcomes Dr. Seok-Woo Lee to its teaching faculty. In the fall, Dr. Lee will join MSE as Pratt & Whitney Assistant Professor. . . .

    Published: August 20, 2014

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  • “Dynamic Layer Rearrangement During Growth of Layered Oxide Films by Molecular Beam Epitaxy” Published in ‘Nature Materials’

    MSE Associate Professor Dr. Serge Nakhmanson, in conjunction with colleagues from Argonne National Laboratory, has published a paper in Nature Materia. . .

    Published: August 18, 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 R. . .

    Published: July 28, 2014

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  • 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 . . .

    Published: June 6, 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 i. . .

    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 stude. . .

    Published: April 16, 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 Scienc. . .

    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 Unive. . .

    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 programme. . .

    Published: February 12, 2014

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  • MSE Faculty Feature: Dr. Serge Nakhmanson

    What do materials science research and Lewis Carroll’s literary works share in common? According to MSE Professor Dr. Serge Nakhmanson, quite a bit.. . .

    Published: January 27, 2014

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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/s. . .

    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. . .

    Published: December 2, 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 Mater. . .

    Published: November 6, 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 conjunct. . .

    Published: October 18, 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 Innovat. . .

    Published: September 10, 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. . .

    Published: August 26, 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 r. . .

    Published: June 10, 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 Dir. . .

    Published: June 3, 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 Engine. . .

    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 Schoo. . .

    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 Scienti. . .

    Published: April 8, 2013

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