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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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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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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 ties with industry. Now he is earning recognition nation-wide for his research achievements. . . .

Published: June 16, 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 Department extends its congratulations to Haibo Yu, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Professor Mark Aindow’s group, who was voted Graduate Student of the Year for 2017 from a pool of outstanding candidates. . . .

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 graduate studies and compete for a number of prizes. . . .

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 peers, professionals and visitors. . . .

Published: April 19, 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 networking banquet, held at UConn Hillel March 23. . . .

Published: April 5, 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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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 Materials Society) 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA. . . .

Published: March 3, 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 research laboratories with the purpose of connecting the global scientific community, Matonis said. . . .

Published: March 1, 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 Science and Engineering major, they represent just two of the vastly numerous ways materials science engineers can utilize their knowledge. . . .

Published: February 20, 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 M.Sc. in MSE at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, his advisor was an Alumni of UConn’s MSE department. . . .

Published: February 6, 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 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 members recognized for their achievements in Materials Science and Technology at the MS&T 2016 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . .

Published: November 7, 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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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 Kinstler, Andrew Jefferey, and Benjamin Thieken are undergraduate materials science and engineering majors in the Eurotech program who spent the year at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, one of the most famous and oldest universities in Germany. Below, they discuss their experience working, studying, and living in Germany. . . .

Published: October 26, 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. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Research (DoE SCGSR) award for his project, Computational Design of Functional Materials for Electrothermal Energy Interconversion on Mesoscale. . . .

Published: September 26, 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 Editor’s Choice article for 2015 by the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. . . .

Published: September 7, 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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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

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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 the study of existence.” . . .

Published: April 29, 2016

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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

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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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Networking Banquet

The UConn Material Advantage Chapter has POSTPONED the banquet to Thursday, April 7, 2016. Please join us for a semiformal fundraiser hosted by the UConn Materials Advantage student chapter – a professional event for all Undergraduates, Graduates, Professors and Industry Professionals! . . .

Published: March 18, 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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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 she has gained at UConn. . . .

Published: February 26, 2016

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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

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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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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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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 Materials Research Society (MRS) for his work entitled “Conductive Tomography of CdTe Reveals Nanoscale Current Pathways.” . . .

Published: December 21, 2015

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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 this degree will allow me to change the way my family is living and provide them with a solid foundation. They have raised me to become the person I am today, and it is only right to pay them back by becoming successful and making them proud.” . . .

Published: December 9, 2015

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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 Night. Organized by UConn’s Engineering Ambassadors, STEM Night was created in order to show kids the creative ways one can get involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. . . .

Published: December 4, 2015

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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 to establish 100 new scholarships. . . .

Published: November 19, 2015

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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 International School, France, on Advanced Computational Materials Science (PISACMS), where she received the PISACMS 2015 Best Poster Prize for the “Structural and Dielectric Properties of the Ruddlesden-Popper Ba2ZrO4 Structure from First-Principles” presentation. . . .

Published: November 2, 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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MSE Meets Their Makers

The 2015 New York Maker Faire took place on September 26th to the 27th, bringing together representatives from 45 states and 48 countries. Students of UConn’s Materials Sciences and Engineering Department were fortunate enough to be part of the experience. . . .

Published: October 14, 2015

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UConn’s Advances with Material Advantage Chapter Award

The University of Connecticut Material Advantage Chapter is this year’s winner of a Chapter of Excellence award from the Material Advantage Student Program. The award presentation took place on Tuesday, October 6th at the Columbus Convention Center, where the UConn chapter was given a plague and check for $450.00. . . .

Published: October 12, 2015

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Greg Gagne Returns from the Land Down Under

Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, leaping from the tallest bungy jump in the southern hemisphere, and playing with monkeys in the Ubud Monkey Forest—MSE student Greg Gagne had an interesting Spring semester. . . .

Published: October 8, 2015

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Zane Grady Engineering Community

Zane Grady is a MSE student entering his junior year at UConn, but he has filled these few years to the brim. Initially unfamiliar with the concept of materials sciences and engineering, he became enthralled during a presentation given by Dr. Anson Ma during his first semester. . . .

Published: October 2, 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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MSE EUROTECH Students Journey to Germany

MSE students Ben Theiken, Andrew Jeffery, and Alex Kinstler set off for Germany at the beginning of the semester for their year abroad as part of the EUROTECH program. . . .

Published: September 14, 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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Sibo Wang Receives FEI Fellowship

MSE student Sibo Wang, along with 6 other UConn graduate students, were awarded the August 2015 FEI Fellowships. . . .

Published: August 14, 2015

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MSE Undergrad Jordan Kovacs Receives Igor Sikorsky Scholarship

MSE sophomore Jordan Kovacs received the Igor Sikorsky Scholarship, providing her with the opportunity to work at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of military and commercial helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts. . . .

Published: July 27, 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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MSE Celebrates the Class of 2015

On Saturday, May 9th in Gampel Pavilion, the School of Engineering convened for 2015 Commencement. Dean Dr. Kazem Kazerounian and Provost Dr. Mun Choi delivered welcoming remarks, and UConn alumnus Timothy “Scott” Case delivered the commencement address before being presented with an honorary doctorate degree. . . .

Published: June 1, 2015

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MSE Alumnus Brian Gardener

Not many students can say that their education has taken them around the world. But for MSE alumnus Brian Gardener, what started out as a college hobby turned into a goal to climb the seven highest mountains in the world. . . .

Published: May 29, 2015

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Senior Design Day 2015

MSE seniors presented their senior design projects on Friday, May 1st, 2015 at Gampel Pavilion. With a total of 21 projects and 41 students participating, the event showcased the department’s exeptional student talent. Congratulations to our graduating seniors and the MSE Senior Design Project final presentation winners! 1st Prize: $1.500 Zeiss MultiSEM Sample Mount by […] . . .

Published: May 27, 2015

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New Class of Alpha Sigma Mu Honored at ASM Student Night

Alpha Sigma Mu is the international honor society for materials science and engineering. Membership is extended by invitation to the top twenty-five percent of MSE juniors and seniors who excel academically and exhibit strong character. MSE graduate students who have completed all Ph.D. requirements up to their dissertation defense are also elected to the society. . . .

Published: May 20, 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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3D Printing Club Wows Judges at 2015 Brandeis Printathon

The 3D Printing Club, 3DPC, won first place at Printathon 2015, a 24-hour 3D printing competition hosted at Brandeis University on March 6-7. . . .

Published: March 25, 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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Beauty in the Small and Unintended

Researchers have so many ways of probing the unseen. Sound waves whisper of hidden voids, magnetic fields trace fluids flowing through the body. The shape of a crystal reveals the symmetry of its atomic structure, and early cellular biologists derived the existence of organelles from their observations of cell behavior. But there’s nothing quite like seeing, and that’s what makes a microscope so magical. . . .

Published: February 20, 2015

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MSE Faculty and Students Featured at CBIA Panel Event

Several members of UConn faculty and staff were featured as guest panelists at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s (CBIA) annual meeting. T . . .

Published: February 4, 2015

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MSE Scholarship Recipients Honored at School of Engineering Scholarship Awards Ceremony

In September, MSE scholarship recipients were honored at the School of Engineering annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. . . .

Published: November 14, 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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MSE Newsletter Fall 2014

Read our 2014 Fall newsletter containing latest information about MSE students and faculty. . . .

Published: October 31, 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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Disc Golf Events at MS&T 2014

Congratulation to Material Advantage for winning both Disc Golf Events at MS&T 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 Student Feature: Aliya Carter

MSE undergraduate Aliya Carter does not shy away from rigor. The rising junior has displayed academic excellence and ambition throughout her first two years at UConn, with many scholarships, awards, and research opportunities to her name that far exceed her class standing. . . .

Published: August 25, 2014

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MSE Graduate Student Spotlight: Sapna Gupta

In her years at UConn thus far, Sapna Gupta has achieved impressive feats that demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and innovative thinking. . . .

Published: July 23, 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 Ph.D. Student Richard Pérez Moyet Selected to Participate in 2014 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

Richard Pérez Moyet, MSE Ph.D. student, has been selected to participate in the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) for the second consecutive year. Richard is the recipient of The American Society for Engineering Education Fellowship Award as an intern for the 2014 Office of Naval Research NREIP program. . . .

Published: May 21, 2014

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“It is up to you how far you go”: Engineering Graduates Celebrate 2014 Commencement

On Saturday, May 10th, approximately 400 undergraduates in the School of Engineering celebrated the culmination of their four years at UConn. Over 5,000 graduates, family members, and friends gathered in Gampel Pavilion for a day that will remembered as one of great triumph for the graduates, supplemented by unique and unforgettable speeches. . . .

Published: May 16, 2014

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MSE Student Spotlight Feature: Rose Cersonsky

Rose Cersonsky is one of UConn MSE’s most outstanding students. A senior MSE major minoring in computer science, Rose will be graduating this coming May with impressive accomplishments nearly too numerous to list. . . .

Published: May 12, 2014

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MSE Students Exhibit Capstone Projects on Senior Design Day

MSE seniors had the chance to present their capstone senior design projects on Friday, May 2nd in IMS 20. . . .

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UConn MSE Alumnus Feature: Shawn Fonseca

Name: Shawn Fonseca, Hometown: Newington, CT, Graduating Class: December 2010 . . .

Published: April 20, 2014

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MSE Alumna Profile: Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano

Name: Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano, Hometown: Milford, CT, Graduating Class: Ph.D. in (Sept) 2011. . . .

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MSE Graduate Students Awarded GE Fellowships for Innovation

Congratulations to the five MSE graduate students who have been named 2014 GE Fellows! . . .

Published: April 14, 2014

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Student Spotlight: MSE Undergraduate Gabrielle Charno

Balancing rigorous academic work and an involved extracurricular life can be a difficult task for any college student. Excelling under these circumstances is an even rarer find. MSE junior Gabrielle Charno exemplifies a well-rounded student both on and off the field, simultaneously juggling MSE courses and a spot on the UConn women’s soccer team. . . .

Published: March 28, 2014

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Materials Science Banquet, April 18th

Professional event for undergraduates, graduates, and staff with food and exciting speakers. . . .

Published: March 26, 2014

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Student Spotlight: MSE Undergraduate Doug Hendrix

The MSE department is home to many talented students who excel both in and out of the classroom setting. One such student is junior Doug Hendrix, who stands out for his strong academic performance as well as his campus involvement. . . .

Published: February 24, 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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Keramos Chapter Founded at UConn

Ms. Sapna Gupta, a Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) graduate student, has founded a University of Connecticut chapter of Keramos with the support of her team leaders and chapter advisor Professor Prabhakar Singh. . . .

Published: November 15, 2013

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MSE Students Meet Governor Malloy at Next Generation Connecticut Celebration

On October 21, Governor Malloy visited UConn’s Storrs campus to celebrate the final approval of Next Generation Connecticut legislation. . . .

Published: November 1, 2013

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UConn Material Advantage Tours Laser Joining Technologies

UConn members of Material Advantage had the unique opportunity to tour Laser Joining Technologies in conjunction with the ASM Hartford chapter. . . .

Published: October 28, 2013

Categories: industry, news, outreach, students

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Undergraduate Daniel Violette Awarded the James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award

The Department of Material Science and Engineering is pleased to announce that UConn senior Daniel Violette (Engineering Physics) has been awarded the James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award, a prestigious accomplishment awarded on behalf of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). . . .

Published: October 7, 2013

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MSE Honors Scholar is Nominee for 2013 Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships

Rose Cersonsky (ENGR ’14) from Oxford, CT, is an honors scholar with a major in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. . . .

Published: September 16, 2013

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Welcome Materials Science and Engineering Students!

Overview of our MSE program on Tuesday, August 27 at 11:15 am in Room IMS-159. . . .

Published: August 26, 2013

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Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. Students will have the opportunity to meet our faculty, students, tour our facility, and have any questions answered. . . .

Published: July 29, 2013

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Huey Research Group Recognized by the Journal Nanotechnology

Dr. Bryan Huey, Ph.D. candidate Vincent Palumbo, and the Huey research group of the UConn Materials Science and Engineering department have all been recognized by the journal Nanotechnology for their recent research. . . .

Published: June 10, 2013

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Commencement 2013

Materials Science & Engineering congratulates the class of 2013. . . .

Published: May 20, 2013

Categories: commencement, news, students

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UCONN MRS Chapter Recognized for Outreach Activities

The UCONN Student Chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS) is highly dedicated to outreach activities, and recently, their efforts have garnered a lot of positive attention. . . .

Published: April 8, 2013

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MSE Undergraduates Honored at 2013 Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

On March 12, 2013, the UConn School of Engineering held a reception ceremony to recognize the undergraduate students who received a scholarship in 2013. . . .

Published: April 3, 2013

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MSE Ph.D. Student Receives High Recognition for Conference Paper

The MSE department proudly recognizes and congratulates Ph.D. student Ms. Jialan Zhang, who recently received the Best Oral Paper Prize at the 22nd Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium. The 22nd Annual Consortium was held at Yale University in New Haven, CT on March 13, 2013, with seven Connecticut colleges and universities participating. . . .

Published: March 18, 2013

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