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  • Dinstinguished Professor Harold Brody Honored by Advanced Casting Research Center

    he Advanced Casting Research Center of Worcester Polytechnic Institute has bestowed its Merton C. Flemings Award upon Distinguished Professor Harold B. . .

    Published: June 25, 2018

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  • Professors, Professionals and Students Mingle and Celebrate at MSE Banquet

    Students, alumni and faculty of the University of Connecticut Department of Materials Science and Engineering celebrated their, and their peers’, ac. . .

    Published: June 22, 2018

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  • International Professional Honor Society Held Annual Banquet and Initiation Ceremony

    14 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students from the Materials Science and Engineering Department were inducted into Alpha Sigma Mu.. . .

    Published: June 11, 2018

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  • Army engineer gains work, life experience in the lab

    Manuel Rivas, an ARL materials engineer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, recently received his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the U. . .

    Published: June 8, 2018

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  • UConn Engineering Professor to Receive Honorary Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine

    Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the University of Connecticut’s 8th University Professor in school history, and a tenured professor in the Chemical and Biomo. . .

    Published: May 11, 2018

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  • MSE Professor Pamir Alpay Receives 2018 UConn-AAUP Excellence Award

    GE Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Pamir Alpay was one of the few distinguished recipients of the 2018 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards. He received t. . .

    Published: May 7, 2018

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  • Senior Design Day 2018

    Congratulations to the 2018 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .

    Published: May 4, 2018

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  • Professor Wei Combines Her Two Passions in the Study of Biomaterials

    Some may view medicine and materials science as two distinct fields, but to Professor Wei they are closely related in her area of research, biomateria. . .

    Published: May 2, 2018

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  • Alumna Katie Read Develops Ceramic Matrix Composites as a Senior Engineer

    Whether developing material characterization methods, evaluating material properties, or correlating material properties with processing parameters Al. . .

    Published: April 30, 2018

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  • New Faculty Member Lesley Frame Joins MSE

    Lesley developed her extensive knowledge of materials science through her invaluable research, industry, and teaching experiences. Her most recent pos. . .

    Published: April 27, 2018

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  • STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier’s Learning Has No Borders

    Undergraduate and STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier was initially interested in attending medical school once he completed his degree in biomedical engineerin. . .

    Published: April 25, 2018

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  • Two MSE Graduate Students Participate in Civic Engagement at the Nation’s Capital

    Two UConn MSE graduate students Tulsi Patel and Manny Rivas were invited to attend the 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) Wor. . .

    Published: April 23, 2018

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  • Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite

    MSE professor Mei Wei turned to spiders and moths for inspiration. In particular, Wei focused on silk fibroin, a protein found in the silk fibers spun. . .

    Published: April 20, 2018

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  • Alumnus Kai Song Explores the “Unseen World” at Apple

    From UConn MSE graduate to Apple employee, alumnus Kai Song has come very far since his time at the University of Connecticut. As a senior hardware en. . .

    Published: April 18, 2018

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  • MSE Graduate Student Recognized at the 27th Annual Connecticut Symposium

    MSE graduate student Tulsi Patel won best oral paper prize for her talk co-authored by Professor Alpay and Professor Hebert.. . .

    Published: April 16, 2018

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  • Yanghuang Lu Maximizes His Skills Within The MSE Department

    What does every field of engineering have in common? According to undergraduate Yanghuang Lu, they all involve utilizing materials to maximize the per. . .

    Published: April 9, 2018

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  • Senior MSE Student, Mariel Colby Looks Forward to Hands-On Industry Experience

    For undergraduate student Mariel Colby, studying MSE means increasing her career opportunities. Unlike other engineering programs where students are l. . .

    Published: March 23, 2018

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  • Seok-Woo taught “Materials Science” to Kids

    Seok-Woo participated in the STEM day at Farmington, CT on March 10th, 2018. East Farm Elementary School and Farmington Continuing Study organized thi. . .

    Published: March 22, 2018

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  • 5th Annual MSE Banquet

    Join our undergraduate (UCMA) and graduate (MRS) student organizations, faculty, and alumni for an MSE Night dedicated to celebrating our accomplishm. . .

    Published: March 21, 2018

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  • Technical Associate, Adam Wentworth Successfully Fulfills Many Roles Within MSE

    Researching, installing, maintaining and calibrating equipment are just some of the many responsibilities Adam Wentworth carries out as a technical as. . .

    Published: March 9, 2018

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  • Ph.D. Student, Cain Hung Explores the Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing

    Everyone in the field of materials science and engineering has a distinct definition of what it means to study the subject, but for 3rd-year graduate . . .

    Published: March 2, 2018

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  • Engineered Cartilage Template to Heal Broken Bones

    Helping injured bones regenerate is no easy task, especially when it comes to the longer bones in our bodies. A team of UConn Health researchers led b. . .

    Published: February 28, 2018

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  • Welcoming New UCMA Officers of 2018

    Every year, UConn’s Materials Advantage Chapter (UCMA) holds an election to appoint new officers to the executive board. This year’s UCMA election. . .

    Published: February 21, 2018

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  • Professor Alpay Named GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing

    The UConn Board of Trustees recently appointed MSE Professor Pamir Alpay as the General Electric (GE) Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing. He . . .

    Published: February 19, 2018

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  • MSE-IMS Students Win at 2018 Electronic and Advanced Materials

    The Electronic and Advanced Materials Conference (EAM) is geared towards engineers, technologists, researchers and students with an interest in scienc. . .

    Published: February 16, 2018

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  • UConn MSE Featured Prominently at US-Japan Seminar

    The US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics has occurred once every two years for almost 4 decades, bringing together ~100 scientist. . .

    Published: February 7, 2018

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  • Xingxu Lu Wins Graduate Student Speaker Contest

    The student chapter of the Materials Research Society recently announced Xingxu Lu, a second-year graduate student in Professor Pu-Xian Gao’s resear. . .

    Published: February 5, 2018

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  • DECD Partner Profile: Pamir Alpay, Executive Director of the IPB at the UConn Tech Park

    A Conversation with Pamir Alpay, MSE faculty member and Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park.. . .

    Published: January 24, 2018

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  • MSE Welcomes New Faculty Member Jasna Jankovic

    We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Jasna Jankovic, who will serve as an assistant professor beginning January 2018.. . .

    Published: January 11, 2018

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  • MSE Undergraduate Awarded NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship  

    Recently, MSE Sophomore, Joyce Caliendo received the NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship. This grant will go towards Joyce’s current research on chitosan. . .

    Published: December 27, 2017

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  • Holiday Greetings

    Dear MS&E and friends, As I settle into my new role as MS&E department head, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and wish Pamir the very be. . .

    Published: December 22, 2017

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  • From Undecided Undergraduate to Successful MSE Student

    Originally, Junior and honors student Kenna Ritter came to UConn undecided about her major before ultimately choosing MSE. She vaguely knew she wanted. . .

    Published: December 13, 2017

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  • MSE Grad Student Takes Home Gold at National Engineering Conference

    John Sypek, MSE graduate student, was amongst a small group of students from across the country who received top honors from the Materials Research So. . .

    Published: December 8, 2017

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  • Su Jeong Heo Wins Baker Award for Fuel Cell Research

    Su Jeong Heo, Ph.D. candidate at MSE was awarded first place for the 2017 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Award in fuel cell research at the 2017 Fuel Cell Semin. . .

    Published: December 4, 2017

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  • Professor Bryan Huey Appointed Department Head of MSE

    Effective today, Professor Bryan Huey will fulfill the role of Department Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He will be taking . . .

    Published: December 1, 2017

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  • Two MSE Undergraduate Students Push the Boundaries of Science for Space Exploration

    MSE undergraduate students, Hetal Patel and Amanda Giroux recently co-authored a scholarly article about their research entitled ‘Superelasticity an. . .

    Published: November 13, 2017

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  • MSE’s Tyler Flanagan Discusses Nanomechanical Research

    According to graduate student Tyler Flanagan, cold spray is more than just his current research topic, but an effective way to repair helicopter parts. . .

    Published: November 8, 2017

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  • Ph.D. Student Seeks to Discover, Design and Develop Better Materials

    To graduate student Rohit Batra, materials science and engineering is all about transforming what we know about nature, in order to harness it. . . .

    Published: November 6, 2017

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  • MSE Undergraduates Attend Materials Science & Technology 2017 Conference

    Nine MSE undergraduates went to the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2017 conference held at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburg. . .

    Published: November 2, 2017

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  • 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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  • UConn MSE Seniors Attend World Maker Faire For NASA Capstone Project

    UConn MSE students presented their projects related to additive manufacturing at the World Maker Faire in NY Hall of Science Queens, NY for the third . . .

    Published: October 16, 2017

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  • UConn MSE Alumna Janet Callahan Facilitates a Conversation About Student Success

    MSE seminar speaker guest Janet Callahan, Ph.D., led a discussion panel for senior MSE students in Associate Professor Rainer Hebert’s senior design. . .

    Published: October 11, 2017

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  • Graduate Student Turns Early Interest Into a Career in MSE

    Ph.D. student, Gyuho Song’s path in materials science and engineering was paved at an early age. His passion for materials science started at age 10. . .

    Published: September 25, 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 Reve. . .

    Published: September 8, 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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  • 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 enterp. . .

    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 pro. . .

    Published: July 24, 2017

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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 2. . .

    Published: July 24, 2017

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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 ti. . .

    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,” whi. . .

    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 Departmen. . .

    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 gradua. . .

    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 . . .

    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 Sci. . .

    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 networkin. . .

    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 desig. . .

    Published: March 30, 2017

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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 . . .

    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. . .

    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 Tu. . .

    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 . . .

    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 fundamen. . .

    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 Ma. . .

    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). . .

    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 resear. . .

    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 prop. . .

    Published: February 22, 2017

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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 Scienc. . .

    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 Re. . .

    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 a. . .

    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 . . .

    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. . .

    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 . . .

    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 aw. . .

    Published: January 9, 2017

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  • 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. . .

    Published: December 21, 2016

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  • Holiday Greetings

    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 facul. . .

    Published: December 19, 2016

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  • 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, inter. . .

    Published: December 14, 2016

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  • 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 wit. . .

    Published: November 14, 2016

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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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  • Faculty Position Associate/Full Professor

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    Published: November 2, 2016

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  • 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 . . .

    Published: November 2, 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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  • 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. . .

    Published: October 26, 2016

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  • 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 Ber. . .

    Published: September 29, 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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  • 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. De. . .

    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 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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  • 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 Technol. . .

    Published: May 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 facu. . .

    Published: May 5, 2016

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