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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Faculty Position Associate/Full Professor
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Published: November 2, 2016
Pushing the Boundaries of Science for a Sustainable Future
People don’t visit doctors’ offices to pick up infectious bacteria, but often that is what happens. This notion led undergraduate Ryan Cordier, a . . .
Published: November 2, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MSE Professors Among Top 300 Most-Cited Scholars in the Field
MSE Professors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin and Dr. Steven L. Suib are among the 300 most-cited researchers in Materials Science and Engineering worldwide. . . .
Published: July 29, 2016
Framing UConn’s Future: Tech Park
Dr. Radenka Maric, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Chemi. . .
Published: July 13, 2016
White House Honors Dr. Cato Laurencin with National Medal of Technology and Innovation
UConn’s Dr. Cato Laurencin was honored on May 19 at the White House by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, . . .
Published: June 6, 2016
Shock Waves On The Cover Of The Journal of Applied Physics
Materials Science and Engineering researchers Dr. Avinash Dongare, Assistant Professor, and Ph.D. student Garvit Agarwal’s publication, “Shock wav. . .
Published: May 31, 2016
Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s Research Featured as Cover Article in Tissue Engineering
Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s publication, “Oxygen-tension controlled matrices for enhanced osteogenic cell survival and performance,” reported a new ma. . .
Published: May 27, 2016
Breakthrough Could Improve Turbine Performance, Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
Important research has been under the works for years at UConn, conducted by Maurice Gell, MSE Professor-in-Residence, and Eric Jordan, United Technol. . .
Published: May 6, 2016
Rainer Hebert: Winner of 2016 MSE Award for Teaching Excellence
The University of Connecticut Materials Science and Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence as determined by the students is awarded to the MSE facu. . .
Published: May 5, 2016
UTAS Announces UConn Center for Advanced Materials
With the launch of a new materials and process-engineering lab, United Tech Corp. Aerospace Systems (UTAS) has also made the spectacular reveal of a m. . .
Published: May 5, 2016
Senior Design 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .
Published: May 4, 2016
Dr. Bryan Huey and Dr. Rainer Hebert Awarded Professorships in Engineering Innovation
The Material Science and Engineering Department has the honor of two outstanding faculty members being recognized for their incredible contributions t. . .
Published: May 4, 2016
Stephanie Bendtsen’s Research for Regeneration
Stephanie Bendtsen is a current Ph.D. Candidate in materials science working towards healing others. . . .
Published: May 2, 2016
Professor Cato T. Laurencin to Receive 2016 Connecticut Medal of Technology
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a world-renowned physician-scientist in orthopaedic surgery, engineering, and materials science, has been named the 2016 recipi. . .
Published: April 30, 2016
Jorge Paz-Soldan Brings Materials Science and Engineering to Life
Why study materials science and engineering? According to senior Jorge Paz-Soldan, “Materials explain many aspects of nature and life; to me, it is . . .
Published: April 29, 2016
Regenerative Engineering Pioneer Dr. Cato Laurencin to Present Prestigious Frontier Lecture
Dr. Cato Laurencin has been selected to present The American Ceramic Society’s 2016 Frontiers of Science & Society-Rustum Roy Lecture at the Materia. . .
Published: April 28, 2016
Making Ends Meet at the Material Science Banquet
Recently, UConn’s Material Advantage Student Chapter held their annual Material Science Banquet at Hillel. . . .
Published: April 25, 2016
Chief Materials Engineer and Manager Angie Cheung Challenges Boundaries
Those at UConn may recognize Angie Cheung from her position on the Materials Science and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, a group of nine highly. . .
Published: April 11, 2016
Cain Hung’s MSE Analyses
Cain Hung is a first year graduate student pursuing his PhD. in materials science and engineering. Under advisor Dr. Rainer Hebert, he analyzes additi. . .
Published: April 8, 2016
Graduate Student Venkatesh Botu’s Inter-Department Innovation
Venkatesh Botu is a fifth year graduate student working in Dr. Ramprasad’s research group, which utilizes quantum mechanics to solve materials scien. . .
Published: March 24, 2016
The UConn Material Advantage Chapter has POSTPONED the banquet to Thursday, April 7, 2016. Please join us for a semiformal fundraiser hosted by the UC. . .
Published: March 18, 2016
MSE and UIC Researchers Take Another Step Towards Making Burly Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials
The Complex Materials by Computational Design group, led by Associate Professor Serge Nakhmanson, has achieved great success with their latest publica. . .
Published: March 9, 2016
Keith Dusoe Shines with Metallic Alloys Poster
Every year, graduate students gather in the Student Union Ballroom to present their research for the School of Engineering Graduate Poster Competition. . .
Published: March 7, 2016
Building a Better Mousetrap, From the Atoms Up
UConn's Ramprasad Lab is employing machine learning to design new materials without having to pre-test each one.. . .
Published: March 4, 2016
4 Questions with Undergrad Rebecca Stern
Rebecca Stern is a senior undergraduate majoring in MSE with a mathematics minor. Enthused by her future as an engineer, she shares the opportunities . . .
Published: February 26, 2016
Aaron Gladstein on Staying Balanced
From marching on the UConn turf to community work in Israel, MSE junior Aaron Gladstein stays busy.. . .
Published: February 19, 2016
Hamidreza Khassaf’s Paper Making Waves
As a UConn MSE Ph.D. student Hamidreza Khassaf has been pleasantly surprised by the science community’s enthusiasm for his co-authored paper, “Aco. . .
Published: February 5, 2016
Wentworth and Chen Receive Mini Grant for Immense Innovation
Adam Wentworth, MSE Laboratory Manager, and Dr. Xu Chen, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Materials Science and in the Department of Mechanical. . .
Published: January 27, 2016
The Many MSE Opportunities for Undergrad Amy Hernandez
Undergraduate Amy Hernandez is in her final year at UConn, but she knows her MSE education has provided her with a bright future head. “Material sci. . .
Published: January 20, 2016
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
Justin Luria’s Stellar Solar Cells Win MRS Best Poster
Justin Luria, a visiting researcher working in the lab of Dr. Bryan Huey, was recognized with a Best Poster Award at the annual meeting of the Materia. . .
Published: December 21, 2015
Undergraduate Francis Almonte Pays it Forward
“As of right now, my academic goal is to survive and make it to receive a degree in material science and engineering. A lot of people say this, but . . .
Published: December 9, 2015
STEM Night Plants a New Tradition
On Monday night, November 16th, the Connecticut Science Center was full of UConn engineering volunteers and young students for the first ever STEM Nig. . .
Published: December 4, 2015
Celebrating 100 Years with Goal of 100 Scholarships
UConn’s School of Engineering is celebrating its centennial in a big way. The school, together with the UConn Foundation, has set a fundraising goal. . .
Published: November 19, 2015
Alumnus Max Villa’s Dedication to Improve Lives
From mechanical to tissue engineering, bone regeneration, genomics, and microbiology, Dr. Max Villa has a wide range of engineering experience. The UC. . .
Published: November 18, 2015
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
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 Internati. . .
Published: November 2, 2015
MSE Alumnus and Intel Intellectual Shan Zhong
Alumnus Shan Zhong studied materials science and engineering at UConn from 2003 to 2007 after graduating from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. . . .
Published: October 30, 2015
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
Yomery Espinal’s Road to the Doctorate
Yomery Espinal is a Ph.D. student in materials sciences and engineering who is motivated to succeed by her passion for science.. . .
Published: October 21, 2015