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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 take the Senior Design Project course, where they learn about the principles of design, engineering ethics, professional communication, and other real-life engineering lessons. UConn MSE students are educated in materials engineering innovations, learn key leadership skills, and are immersed in the real-life challenges that engineers face. . . .

Published: September 21, 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 Reverse Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection and Nondestructive Evaluation (REFINE) Lab. The event was attended by many members of the ZEISS leadership team, including President of ZEISS North America, James Sharp. . . .

Published: September 8, 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 conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni interviews that highlight our students’ diverse accomplishments post-graduation. . . .

Published: August 23, 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 progress in methodologies that could be pursued within present day highperformance computational capabilities. . . .

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 27, from 9am-4pm in IMS 20. . . .

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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,” which received a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, or MURI, award. . . .

Published: June 1, 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 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 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 joints. Andrew Nguyen, sixth-semester undergraduate MSE major, is working on creating biodegradable templates (scaffolds) that would be able to induce regeneration of damaged tissue in these joints. . . .

Published: March 29, 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 Tulsi Patel is investigating how to combine different materials in an additive manufacturing environment. . . .

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 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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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 proposal won the Mini Grant Competition, introduced by the Provost’s office last year. . . .

Published: February 22, 2017

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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, interesting posters, and some new materials. Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Ramprasad’s research group, and Keith Duseo and John Sypek, both third-year Ph.D. students in Dr. Seok-woo Lee’s research group, and were among the UConn MRS members to receive recognition for their research. . . .

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 with Dr. Serge Nakhmanson’s group in September, she saw exactly how she can make a difference in the community. . . .

Published: November 14, 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 fifth semester honors undergraduate in the MSE and Biomedical Engineering departments, to develop a new approach to stethoscope hygiene that would decrease patient exposure to bacteria. . . .

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 Science and Engineering department in the Fall 2016 Accelerate UConn cohort. . . .

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

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 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 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 Editor’s Choice article for 2015 by the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. . . .

Published: September 7, 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

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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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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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Senior Design 2016

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

Published: May 4, 2016

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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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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 additively manufacture aluminum alloys and the microstructure of 3-D printed parts. . . .

Published: April 8, 2016

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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 science problems. . . .

Published: March 24, 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 publication, “Atomic layer deposition of environmentally benign SnTiOx as a potential ferroelectric material.” . . .

Published: March 9, 2016

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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. MSE graduate student Keith Dusoe recently secured the spot of third place with his poster entitled “Strong, ductile and thermally stable Cu-based metal-intermetallic nanocomposites.” . . .

Published: March 7, 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, “Acoustic Detection of Phase Transitions at the Nanoscale.” . . .

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 Engineering, received a 2015 Teaching Innovation Mini Grant for their course proposal, “Intro to 3D Printing: Learn by Building.” . . .

Published: January 27, 2016

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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 science and engineering is diverse and empowering; it is how we will adapt for the future and create novel technologies and improvements.” . . .

Published: January 20, 2016

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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 UConn MSE alumnus is now a postdoctoral associate at the Duke University Medical Center where he develops platform technology for high throughput microbiology. . . .

Published: November 18, 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 Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD). Dr. Rossetti had connections to the German university, having been invited to the Non-Metallic Materials Group (Nichtmetallisch-Anorganische Werkstoffe, NAW) at TUD in the summer of 2009. . . .

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 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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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

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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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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 students excel in their work. . . .

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, “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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The MSE Lab Gets a New Look

This summer, the Material Science and Engineering Department received a fresh design with the installation of six Optiplex 980 1TB HD Workstations. . . .

Published: August 31, 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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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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MSE Ph.D. Student Kan Fu and Team Participate in BASF 150th Anniversary North American Science Competition

When the BASF 150th Anniversary North American Competition challenge theme was announced early February, Kan Fu—a 4th year UConn MSE Ph.D. candidate—remembers feeling excited, enthusiastic, and a little bit daunted by the magnitude of the task. . . .

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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 reaction to receiving the Women of Innovation award. . . .

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 on April 9th. The talk, titled, “Novel Porous Metal Oxides and Sulfides and Their Applications in Adsorption, Batteries, and Catalysis” was presented as part of the inaugural Sheldon Shore Chemistry Colloquium. . . .

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, 2015. . . .

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 annual Women of Innovation Awards Gala on April 1. . . .

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 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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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 commercialization of Solution Precursor Plasma Spray (SPPS) yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). . . .

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 Materials Division (SMD) of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). . . .

Published: March 27, 2015

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MSE Undergraduate Labs Receive X-Ray Diffraction System

MSE has recently acquired a like-new Bruker D8 Advance X-Ray Diffraction System. . . .

Published: March 23, 2015

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Undergraduate Spotlight: Brenden Mil-Homens

In this inspiring interview, undergraduate Brenden Mil-Homens shares his accomplishments as a MSE student and his hopes for the future. . . .

Published: March 13, 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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UConn Material Advantage Members Impress With “DomesDay” Design

ASM International hosted its first “DomesDay” Geodesic Dome Design Competition at the 2014 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) conference in Pittsburgh, PA this October. . . .

Published: November 5, 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 materials science research. The center, which will be housed in the new Innovation Partnership Building at UConn’s Tech Park, will feature some of the most advanced commercially available electron microscopes. . . .

Published: November 3, 2014

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Materials Research Society Chapter Tours Brookhaven National Laborator

Members of the UConn Materials Research Society (MRS) student chapter had the unique opportunity to tour Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York. . . .

Published: October 24, 2014

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MSE Showcased at 2014 World Maker Faire

First launched in the Bay Area in 2006, the Maker Faire is an annual festival that celebrates invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. . . .

Published: October 22, 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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MSE Graduate Students Intern at U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Two MSE graduate students, Karoon Mackenchery and Gabriel Paun, were afforded the unique opportunity to serve as graduate interns at the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland this summer. . . .

Published: October 3, 2014

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Materials Science & Engineering Senior Design Project

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Published: September 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. Dr. Lee received both his bachelor’s in materials science and engineering and master’s of science in advanced materials engineering from Korea University in Seoul. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, completing his dissertation on The Plasticity of Metals at the Sub-micron Scale and Dislocation Dynamics in a Thin Film, research that focused on the mechanics of materials at the sub-micron scale. . . .

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 Materials, the premier journal for innovative materials science research. . . .

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 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: 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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KX Technologies Taps into MSE Student Talent

The Senior Capstone Program is the culminating experience of a UConn School of Engineering student’s education. Over two semesters, senior students take the Senior Design Project course, where they learn about the principles of design, engineering ethics, professional communication, and other real-life engineering lessons. UConn MSE students are educated in materials engineering innovations, learn key leadership skills, and are immersed in the real-life challenges that engineers face. . . .

Published: July 11, 2014

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UConn Students to Help Build Time Capsule to Mars

UConn students majoring in materials science and engineering will have the opportunity over the next few years to work on a project that’s literally out of this world. . . .

Published: July 7, 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 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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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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“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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