Category: students

  • 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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  • UConn MSE Seniors Attend World Maker Faire For NASA Capstone Project

    UConn MSE students presented their projects related to additive manufacturing at the World Maker Faire in NY Hall of Science Queens, NY for the third . . .

    Published: October 16, 2017

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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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  • 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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  • Ph.D. Student’s Research into Novel Intermetallic Compound Gains Traction

    John T. Sypek, third-year Ph.D. student in Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee’s lab, was first drawn to UConn because of the MSE program’s strong ti. . .

    Published: June 16, 2017

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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 Departmen. . .

    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 gradua. . .

    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 . . .

    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 networkin. . .

    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 . . .

    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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  • MSE Graduate Students Awarded at TMS 2017

    Graduate students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering were awarded gold and silver medals at the TMS (the Minerals, Metals and Ma. . .

    Published: March 3, 2017

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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 resear. . .

    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 Scienc. . .

    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 . . .

    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, inter. . .

    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 me. . .

    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 . . .

    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. . .

    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. De. . .

    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 Edito. . .

    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 wav. . .

    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 . . .

    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 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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  • 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 UC. . .

    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. . .

    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 . . .

    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, “Aco. . .

    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 sci. . .

    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 Materia. . .

    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 . . .

    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 Nig. . .

    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. . .

    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 Internati. . .

    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. . .

    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 . . .

    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 Fo. . .

    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. . .

    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 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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  • 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 . . .

    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 sc. . .

    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 wor. . .

    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 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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  • 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. . .

    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 hobb. . .

    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 participat. . .

    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 p. . .

    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, 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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  • 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 s. . .

    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 mee. . .

    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 P. . .

    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. . .

    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.. . .

    Published: October 22, 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 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. . .

    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 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 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 c. . .

    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 5,0. . .

    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. . .

    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. . . .

    Published: May 12, 2014

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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. . . .

    Published: April 20, 2014

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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 circumsta. . .

    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 . . .

    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 . . .

    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 suppo. . .

    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

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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. . .

    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 r. . .

    Published: June 10, 2013

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  • Commencement 2013

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

    Published: May 20, 2013

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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 garnere. . .

    Published: April 8, 2013

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