A Supercharged Atomic Engine
MSE alumna Dr. Yomery Espinal made the news when her work on pyroelectrics and antiferroelectric fields was published in 'Science Trends.' She is a BD. . .
Published: September 19, 2018
MSE Professor Mark Aindow Takes on New Role in the Office of the Vice President for Research
Professor Mark Aindow has been appointed as the Executive Director for Innovation, External Engagement and Industry Relations in the Office of the Vic. . .
Published: September 10, 2018
MSE e-Bulletin 2018
Welcome to our 2018 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being c. . .
Published: September 5, 2018
MSE Faculty Article on Piezoelectric Ceramics Featured in August 2018 MRS Bulletin
Dr. George A. Rossetti, Jr., in collaboration with Dr. Dragan Damjanovic (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), has published an article. . .
Published: September 3, 2018
Meet Our New Faculty
MSE proudly welcomes five new faculty members this year.. . .
Published: August 27, 2018
New Findings May Lead to Sea Change in Desalination Technology
In the current issue of Science, researchers at the University of Connecticut offer a new approach to manufacturing a key facet of the process — the. . .
Published: August 17, 2018
Dinstinguished Professor Harold Brody Honored by Advanced Casting Research Center
The Advanced Casting Research Center of Worcester Polytechnic Institute has bestowed its Merton C. Flemings Award upon Distinguished Professor Harold . . .
Published: June 25, 2018
Professors, Professionals and Students Mingle and Celebrate at MSE Banquet
Students, alumni and faculty of the University of Connecticut Department of Materials Science and Engineering celebrated their, and their peers’, ac. . .
Published: June 22, 2018
International Professional Honor Society Held Annual Banquet and Initiation Ceremony
14 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students from the Materials Science and Engineering Department were inducted into Alpha Sigma Mu.. . .
Published: June 11, 2018
Army engineer gains work, life experience in the lab
Manuel Rivas, an ARL materials engineer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, recently received his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the U. . .
Published: June 8, 2018
UConn Engineering Professor to Receive Honorary Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the University of Connecticut’s 8th University Professor in school history, and a tenured professor in the Chemical and Biomo. . .
Published: May 11, 2018
MSE Professor Pamir Alpay Receives 2018 UConn-AAUP Excellence Award
GE Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Pamir Alpay was one of the few distinguished recipients of the 2018 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards. He received t. . .
Published: May 7, 2018
Senior Design Day 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .
Published: May 4, 2018
Professor Wei Combines Her Two Passions in the Study of Biomaterials
Some may view medicine and materials science as two distinct fields, but to Professor Wei they are closely related in her area of research, biomateria. . .
Published: May 2, 2018
Alumna Katie Read Develops Ceramic Matrix Composites as a Senior Engineer
Whether developing material characterization methods, evaluating material properties, or correlating material properties with processing parameters Al. . .
Published: April 30, 2018
New Faculty Member Lesley Frame Joins MSE
Lesley developed her extensive knowledge of materials science through her invaluable research, industry, and teaching experiences. Her most recent pos. . .
Published: April 27, 2018
STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier’s Learning Has No Borders
Undergraduate and STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier was initially interested in attending medical school once he completed his degree in biomedical engineerin. . .
Published: April 25, 2018
Two MSE Graduate Students Participate in Civic Engagement at the Nation’s Capital
Two UConn MSE graduate students Tulsi Patel and Manny Rivas were invited to attend the 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) Wor. . .
Published: April 23, 2018
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
MSE professor Mei Wei turned to spiders and moths for inspiration. In particular, Wei focused on silk fibroin, a protein found in the silk fibers spun. . .
Published: April 20, 2018
Alumnus Kai Song Explores the “Unseen World” at Apple
From UConn MSE graduate to Apple employee, alumnus Kai Song has come very far since his time at the University of Connecticut. As a senior hardware en. . .
Published: April 18, 2018
MSE Graduate Student Recognized at the 27th Annual Connecticut Symposium
MSE graduate student Tulsi Patel won best oral paper prize for her talk co-authored by Professor Alpay and Professor Hebert.. . .
Published: April 16, 2018
Yanghuang Lu Maximizes His Skills Within The MSE Department
What does every field of engineering have in common? According to undergraduate Yanghuang Lu, they all involve utilizing materials to maximize the per. . .
Published: April 9, 2018
Senior MSE Student, Mariel Colby Looks Forward to Hands-On Industry Experience
For undergraduate student Mariel Colby, studying MSE means increasing her career opportunities. Unlike other engineering programs where students are l. . .
Published: March 23, 2018
Seok-Woo taught “Materials Science” to Kids
Seok-Woo participated in the STEM day at Farmington, CT on March 10th, 2018. East Farm Elementary School and Farmington Continuing Study organized thi. . .
Published: March 22, 2018
5th Annual MSE Banquet
Join our undergraduate (UCMA) and graduate (MRS) student organizations, faculty, and alumni for an MSE Night dedicated to celebrating our accomplishm. . .
Published: March 21, 2018
Technical Associate, Adam Wentworth Successfully Fulfills Many Roles Within MSE
Researching, installing, maintaining and calibrating equipment are just some of the many responsibilities Adam Wentworth carries out as a technical as. . .
Published: March 9, 2018
Ph.D. Student, Cain Hung Explores the Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing
Everyone in the field of materials science and engineering has a distinct definition of what it means to study the subject, but for 3rd-year graduate . . .
Published: March 2, 2018
Engineered Cartilage Template to Heal Broken Bones
Helping injured bones regenerate is no easy task, especially when it comes to the longer bones in our bodies. A team of UConn Health researchers led b. . .
Published: February 28, 2018
Welcoming New UCMA Officers of 2018
Every year, UConn’s Materials Advantage Chapter (UCMA) holds an election to appoint new officers to the executive board. This year’s UCMA election. . .
Published: February 21, 2018
Professor Alpay Named GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
The UConn Board of Trustees recently appointed MSE Professor Pamir Alpay as the General Electric (GE) Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing. He . . .
Published: February 19, 2018
MSE-IMS Students Win at 2018 Electronic and Advanced Materials
The Electronic and Advanced Materials Conference (EAM) is geared towards engineers, technologists, researchers and students with an interest in scienc. . .
Published: February 16, 2018
UConn MSE Featured Prominently at US-Japan Seminar
The US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics has occurred once every two years for almost 4 decades, bringing together ~100 scientist. . .
Published: February 7, 2018
Xingxu Lu Wins Graduate Student Speaker Contest
The student chapter of the Materials Research Society recently announced Xingxu Lu, a second-year graduate student in Professor Pu-Xian Gao’s resear. . .
Published: February 5, 2018
DECD Partner Profile: Pamir Alpay, Executive Director of the IPB at the UConn Tech Park
A Conversation with Pamir Alpay, MSE faculty member and Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park.. . .
Published: January 24, 2018
MSE Welcomes New Faculty Member Jasna Jankovic
We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Jasna Jankovic, who will serve as an assistant professor beginning January 2018.. . .
Published: January 11, 2018
MSE Undergraduate Awarded NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship
Recently, MSE Sophomore, Joyce Caliendo received the NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship. This grant will go towards Joyce’s current research on chitosan. . .
Published: December 27, 2017
Dear MS&E and friends, As I settle into my new role as MS&E department head, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and wish Pamir the very be. . .
Published: December 22, 2017
From Undecided Undergraduate to Successful MSE Student
Originally, Junior and honors student Kenna Ritter came to UConn undecided about her major before ultimately choosing MSE. She vaguely knew she wanted. . .
Published: December 13, 2017
MSE Grad Student Takes Home Gold at National Engineering Conference
John Sypek, MSE graduate student, was amongst a small group of students from across the country who received top honors from the Materials Research So. . .
Published: December 8, 2017
Su Jeong Heo Wins Baker Award for Fuel Cell Research
Su Jeong Heo, Ph.D. candidate at MSE was awarded first place for the 2017 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Award in fuel cell research at the 2017 Fuel Cell Semin. . .
Published: December 4, 2017
Professor Bryan Huey Appointed Department Head of MSE
Effective today, Professor Bryan Huey will fulfill the role of Department Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He will be taking . . .
Published: December 1, 2017
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
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
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
MSE Undergraduates Attend Materials Science & Technology 2017 Conference
Nine MSE undergraduates went to the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2017 conference held at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburg. . .
Published: November 2, 2017
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
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
UConn MSE Alumna Janet Callahan Facilitates a Conversation About Student Success
MSE seminar speaker guest Janet Callahan, Ph.D., led a discussion panel for senior MSE students in Associate Professor Rainer Hebert’s senior design. . .
Published: October 11, 2017
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
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
Rainer Hebert is New Associate Director of IMS
Effective immediately MSE Associate Professor and Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation Rainer Hebert will serve as the new Associate Director. . .
Published: September 1, 2017
Professor S. Pamir Alpay Appointed New Executive Director of the UConn Tech Park
UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the UConn Tech Park has new leadership. Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. S. Pami. . .
Published: August 25, 2017
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
Metallurgy/MSE, Top 3rd Major With Highest Mid-Career Salary
Did you know the average mid-career salary for a Materials Science and Engineering major in 2016 was around $98,000? . . .
Published: August 14, 2017
MSE Professor Named Vice President for Research
MSE Professor Radenka Maric, newly appointed vice president for research at UConn and UConn Health, intends to grow the university’s research enterp. . .
Published: August 11, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Erica Rozzero’s Materials Science Foundation Covers Many Bases
The saying “Students today, Huskies forever,” is more than a mantra for school spirit. To Erica Rozzero (formerly Erica Pehmoeller), Materials Sci. . .
Published: April 10, 2017
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
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
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
MSE Alumnus Neal Magdefrau Shares His Journey From Ph.D. To Business Owner
Neal Magdefrau, Materials Science and Engineering alum, was inspired to enter the field to design new materials for golf equipment. Instead, he earned. . .
Published: March 22, 2017
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
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
MSE Professor Puxian Gao Achieves Professional Milestone
MSE Professor Puxian Gao was inducted to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) in 2017 for “seminal contribution to the fundamen. . .
Published: March 8, 2017
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
MSE Alumna Jacquelynn Garofano Explains her Multi-Faceted Spectrum of Success
As a Senior Research Scientist at UTRC and one of Connecticut’s “Forty Under 40” outstanding young professionals for 2013 (Connecticut Magazine). . .
Published: March 2, 2017
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
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
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
MSE Alumnus Ghanshyam Pilania awarded Humboldt Research Foundation Fellowship
Ghanshyam Pilania of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes group is the recipient of a Humboldt Re. . .
Published: February 17, 2017
How Professor Ramprasad’s Group is Shaping Materials Discovery
Recently, there has been some interesting activity in Professor Rampi Ramprasad’s lab. As a computational materials scientist, Professor Ramprasad a. . .
Published: February 16, 2017
MSE Welcomes Administrative Services Assistant and UConn Alumna to the Staff
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering extends a warm welcome to new staff member, Kaitlyn Cullen, a UConn alumna who takes over as the . . .
Published: February 15, 2017
MSE Department Head Dr. Alpay Discusses the Many Joys of His Academic Career
Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department Head, can find practical applications of science in almost anything, from. . .
Published: February 13, 2017
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
New Material Promises Benefits to Deep Space Travel
Exploring beyond our solar system requires traveling enormous distances. The nearest star system to ours – Alpha Centauri – is 4.37 light years aw. . .
Published: January 9, 2017
MSE Says Good-bye to a Beloved Staff Member
Some students know her by the perpetually-full M&M jar on her desk, and some know her as a staff member who has been with the MSE department since the. . .
Published: December 21, 2016
As we prepare for the end of the fall semester 2016 and the upcoming winter break, I would like to extend my gratitude for the commitment of our facul. . .
Published: December 19, 2016
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
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
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
Faculty Position Associate/Full Professor
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Published: November 2, 2016
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
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
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
MSE Alumna Wins TMS Scholarship
Rebecca Stern, an alumna who graduated earlier in 2016, recently won a TMS Structural Materials Division Scholarship to continue her studies at UC Ber. . .
Published: September 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
MSE Department Head Presents Research at Prestigious Lecture in South Korea
Professor S. Pamir Alpay, UConn MSE Department Head, presented a lecture on “Accelerating Materials Deployment and Manufacturing via Multi-Scale Mod. . .
Published: September 2, 2016
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
MSE Professors Among Top 300 Most-Cited Scholars in the Field
MSE Professors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin and Dr. Steven L. Suib are among the 300 most-cited researchers in Materials Science and Engineering worldwide. . . .
Published: July 29, 2016