Yearly Archives: 2015

  • Dr. Laurencin to Receive National Medal of Technology & Innovation

    The White House has announced today that UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin will be a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from t. . .

    Published: December 23, 2015

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MSE Alumnus and Intel Intellectual Shan Zhong

    Alumnus Shan Zhong studied materials science and engineering at UConn from 2003 to 2007 after graduating from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. . . .

    Published: October 30, 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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  • 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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  • Kathy Saint Enters the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to our Industrial Advisory Board member, Kathy Saint, President of Schwerdtle Stamp Co. Inc., who has just been named one of the winne. . .

    Published: October 5, 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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  • Angie Cheung Fuels Minds of the MSE Industrial Advisory Board

    The Materials Science and Engineering Department gladly welcomes Angie Cheung as the newest member to the Industrial Advisory Board. She joins eight o. . .

    Published: September 18, 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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  • 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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  • Hand in Glove: UConn Surgeon Brings Healing Hands to Boxing

    After famed boxer Mike Tyson defeated Buster Mathis in the third round of a 1995 bout, the former heavyweight champion of the world waited for the ref. . .

    Published: September 9, 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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  • MSE e-Bulletin

    Welcome to our 2015 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being co. . .

    Published: August 26, 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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  • MSE Alumna Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano in the Hartford Business Journal

    Dr. Garofano (MS, PhD UConn MSE) featured in the Hartford Business Journal as a young leader "...who have already had success but who also have the po. . .

    Published: July 24, 2015

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  • MSE Alumnus Dr. Dharma Maddala Receives ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award

    MSE Alumnus Dr. Dharma Maddala has recently been named a recipient of the ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award. Dr. Maddala received his Ph.D. . . .

    Published: June 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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  • 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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  • Professor Mark Aindow Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

    Dr. Mark Aindow, Professor of MSE and Associate Director for the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) has just been awarded the 2015 School of Enginee. . .

    Published: April 27, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Avinash Dongare Receives NSF CAREER Award

    Avinash Dongare has been awarded an NSF Faculty Early Development Program CAREER Award for Mesoscale Modeling of Defect Structure Evolution in Metal M. . .

    Published: January 26, 2015

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