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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, a promising material that could someday surpass the performance of silicon in solar cells. . . .

Published: September 28, 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 conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni interviews that highlight our students’ diverse accomplishments post-graduation. . . .

Published: August 5, 2016

Categories: alumni, awards, commencement, facilities, faculty, grants, news, newsletter, promotion, publications, research, senior design

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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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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 wave propagation and spall failure in single crystal Mg at atomic scales,” was recently featured on the cover of the Journal of Applied Physics. . . .

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 matrix system for bone regeneration. . . .

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 Technologies Professor of Advanced Materials Processing. Sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the researchers have been exploring ways to improve the electricity-generating capability of gas turbines. . . .

Published: May 6, 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, “Acoustic Detection of Phase Transitions at the Nanoscale.” . . .

Published: February 5, 2016

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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, “Thermodynamics of ferroelectric solid solutions with morphotropic phase boundaries,” published as a Feature Article in Journal of the American Ceramic Society. . . .

Published: September 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 Materials Science and Engineering), in conjunction with Dr. Ashish B. Mhadeshwar, presently with ExxonMobil Corporation, have recently published their paper, “Why Pt Survives but Pd Suffers From SOx Poisoning,” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. . . .

Published: April 3, 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 scientists looking to create a new generation of low-energy, highly efficient, instant-on computers. . . .

Published: January 29, 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 Research Fellow), Dr. Susan Trolier-McKinstry (Pennsylvania State University), Dr. Qiming Zhang (Pennsylvania State University), and Roger W. Whatmore (Imperial College London), has published an article in the forthcoming December 2014 issue of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Bulletin. . . .

Published: December 15, 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, have published an article titled “Rational Design of All Organic Polymer Dielectrics” in Nature Communications, a prestigious and multidisciplinary natural sciences journal. . . .

Published: October 10, 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 Materials, the premier journal for innovative materials science research. . . .

Published: August 18, 2014

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Thermal Barrier Coatings for Gas-Turbine Engine Applications The Most Frequently Cited Paper on Thermal Barrier Coatings of All Time

It is a distinguished achievement to be published in one of the world’s top scientific journals. Producing a groundbreaking paper that would become seminal to future research is an even more remarkable accomplishment. . . .

Published: April 30, 2014

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“Visualizing Osteogenesis In Vivo Within 
a Cell–Scaffold Construct for Bone Tissue Engineering Using Two-Photon Microscopy” Contributes Cover Image to Tissue Engineering C

MSE Ph.D. student Max Villa (M.S.), in conjunction with Dr. Liping Wang (M.D.), Dr. Jianping Wang (M.D.), Dr. David W. Rowe (M.D.), and MSE Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Dr. Mei Wei, have jointly published an article in the biomedical journal Tissue Engineering. . . .

Published: November 20, 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 conjunction with Professor Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (Computer Science and Engineering) and Dr. Xun Jiang (Ph.D. Statistics 2013), jointly collaborated on a research paper published online on September 30, 2013 in Scientific Reports, the open access journal of Nature. . . .

Published: October 18, 2013

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