Category: research

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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’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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • UConn Scientists Find Material’s Defects Improve Solar Cell Performance

    A breakthrough materials mapping technique developed by UConn scientists has led to the discovery of highly-conductive properties in cadmium telluride. . .

    Published: September 28, 2016

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  • MSE Faculty’s Research Explores Materials for Space

    Each year, NASA accepts a select number of proposals from Early Career Faculty (ECF) at accredited U.S. Universities to award a generous research gran. . .

    Published: September 21, 2016

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  • UConn School of Engineering Awards MSE Centennial Term Professorship

    Professor Rampi Ramprasad, Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen for appointment to a Centennial Term Professorship as the School of Engi. . .

    Published: September 16, 2016

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  • Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Honored at U.S. White House

    Materials Science and Engineering Professor Rampi Ramprasad recently attended the fifth year anniversary event of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI. . .

    Published: September 16, 2016

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  • MSE Researchers’ Manuscript is Selected as Editor’s Choice for 2015

    A research article “Surface Degradation of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts During Standardized UL Testing” has been selected as an open access Edito. . .

    Published: September 7, 2016

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  • MSE 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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  • 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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  • 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 recipi. . .

    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 additi. . .

    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 scien. . .

    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 publica. . .

    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. . .

    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, “Aco. . .

    Published: February 5, 2016

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  • Wentworth and Chen Receive Mini Grant for Immense Innovation

    Adam Wentworth, MSE Laboratory Manager, and Dr. Xu Chen, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Materials Science and in the Department of Mechanical. . .

    Published: January 27, 2016

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  • 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

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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 UC. . .

    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 T. . .

    Published: November 9, 2015

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  • Professor Ramprasad Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

    Dr. Rampi Ramprasad, MSE, has just been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) through the Division of Materials Physics. The citation . . .

    Published: October 23, 2015

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  • 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 Bache. . .

    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, inhib. . .

    Published: September 21, 2015

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  • Seok-Woo Lee Makes Magic at UConn

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

    Published: September 11, 2015

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

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

    Published: September 10, 2015

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  • 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 sc. . .

    Published: August 17, 2015

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  • Paiyz Mikael and Alexandra Merkouriou Named Outstanding Women Scholars

    The outstanding senior women academic achievement awards were established in 1993 as part of the University of Connecticut’s 100 Years of Women cele. . .

    Published: June 15, 2015

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  • 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. . .

    Published: June 15, 2015

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  • Five Questions with Mei Wei

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

    Published: April 27, 2015

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

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

    Published: April 16, 2015

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  • Senior Design Demonstration Day 2015

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

    Published: April 13, 2015

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  • Professor Radenka Maric and MSE Graduate Student Sapna Gupta Named 2015 Women of Innovation

    The CTC honored fifty-six Connecticut women for innovation and leadership in the science, math, technology, and engineering disciplines at the 11th an. . .

    Published: April 10, 2015

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

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

    Published: April 3, 2015

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

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

    Published: April 1, 2015

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  • Dr. Avinash Dongare Awarded 2015 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award

    MSE Assistant Professor Dr. Avinash M. Dongare has been named a 2015 recipient of the Young Leaders Professional Development Award from the Structural. . .

    Published: March 27, 2015

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  • MSE 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 . . .

    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 Resea. . .

    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 P. . .

    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 mat. . .

    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. . .

    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, . . .

    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. . .

    Published: October 3, 2014

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  • Materials Science & Engineering Senior Design Project

    Watch our latest video.. . .

    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. . . .

    Published: August 20, 2014

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

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

    Published: August 18, 2014

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  • Dr. Radenka Maric and Dr. Mark Aindow Get Fuel Cell Funding

    Dr. Radenka Maric of CBE and MSE, and Dr. Mark Aindow of MSE have key roles in two projects that have received a total of $6.7 million from Advanced R. . .

    Published: July 28, 2014

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  • MSE 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 accolade. . .

    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 . . .

    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. . .

    Published: July 7, 2014

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  • MSE Senior Design Stories: KX Technologies and Select Sealant and Design Quality Control Process for Manufacturing Filter Cartridges”

    The Senior Capstone Program is the culminating experience of a UConn School of Engineering student’s education. Over two semesters, senior students . . .

    Published: June 6, 2014

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  • 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 sustaina. . .

    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 . . .

    Published: November 20, 2013

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