Yearly Archives: 2016

  • 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

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  • Holiday Greetings

    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

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  • MSE Research Recognized at International MRS Conference

    This year’s annual Materials Research Society’s Fall meeting took place in Boston in November featuring a variety of engaging presentations, inter. . .

    Published: December 14, 2016

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  • MSE Post-Doc Attends UMich NextProf Workshop, Celebrates Diversity in Engineering

    When materials science and engineering Post-Doctoral Fellow Lydie Louis attended the UMich NextProf Workshop and presented an overview of her work wit. . .

    Published: November 14, 2016

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  • 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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  • Faculty Position Associate/Full Professor

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    Published: November 2, 2016

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  • Pushing the Boundaries of Science for a Sustainable Future

    People don’t visit doctors’ offices to pick up infectious bacteria, but often that is what happens. This notion led undergraduate Ryan Cordier, a . . .

    Published: November 2, 2016

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  • Radenka Maric to “Accelerate UConn” with CEO of Health eSense

    Radenka Maric, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy and Executive Director of UConn’s IPB and Tech Park will represent the Materials. . .

    Published: October 31, 2016

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  • 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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  • 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

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

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

    Published: September 28, 2016

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  • 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 Faculty’s Research Explores Materials for Space

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

    Published: September 21, 2016

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  • UConn School of Engineering Awards MSE Centennial Term Professorship

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

    Published: September 16, 2016

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

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

    Published: September 16, 2016

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

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

    Published: September 7, 2016

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  • MSE 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

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2016

    Welcome to our 2016 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being co. . .

    Published: August 5, 2016

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  • 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

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  • Framing UConn’s Future: Tech Park

    Dr. Radenka Maric, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Chemi. . .

    Published: July 13, 2016

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  • White House Honors Dr. Cato Laurencin with National Medal of Technology and Innovation

    UConn’s Dr. Cato Laurencin was honored on May 19 at the White House by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, . . .

    Published: June 6, 2016

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  • Shock Waves On The Cover Of The Journal of Applied Physics

    Materials Science and Engineering researchers Dr. Avinash Dongare, Assistant Professor, and Ph.D. student Garvit Agarwal’s publication, “Shock wav. . .

    Published: May 31, 2016

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  • Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s Research Featured as Cover Article in Tissue Engineering

    Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s publication, “Oxygen-tension controlled matrices for enhanced osteogenic cell survival and performance,” reported a new ma. . .

    Published: May 27, 2016

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  • Breakthrough Could Improve Turbine Performance, Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants

    Important research has been under the works for years at UConn, conducted by Maurice Gell, MSE Professor-in-Residence, and Eric Jordan, United Technol. . .

    Published: May 6, 2016

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  • Rainer Hebert: Winner of 2016 MSE Award for Teaching Excellence

    The University of Connecticut Materials Science and Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence as determined by the students is awarded to the MSE facu. . .

    Published: May 5, 2016

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  • UTAS Announces UConn Center for Advanced Materials

    With the launch of a new materials and process-engineering lab, United Tech Corp. Aerospace Systems (UTAS) has also made the spectacular reveal of a m. . .

    Published: May 5, 2016

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  • Senior Design 2016

    Congratulations to the 2016 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .

    Published: May 4, 2016

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  • Dr. Bryan Huey and Dr. Rainer Hebert Awarded Professorships in Engineering Innovation

    The Material Science and Engineering Department has the honor of two outstanding faculty members being recognized for their incredible contributions t. . .

    Published: May 4, 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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  • Professor Cato T. Laurencin to Receive 2016 Connecticut Medal of Technology

    Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a world-renowned physician-scientist in orthopaedic surgery, engineering, and materials science, has been named the 2016 recipi. . .

    Published: April 30, 2016

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  • 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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  • Regenerative Engineering Pioneer Dr. Cato Laurencin to Present Prestigious Frontier Lecture

    Dr. Cato Laurencin has been selected to present The American Ceramic Society’s 2016 Frontiers of Science & Society-Rustum Roy Lecture at the Materia. . .

    Published: April 28, 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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  • Chief Materials Engineer and Manager Angie Cheung Challenges Boundaries

    Those at UConn may recognize Angie Cheung from her position on the Materials Science and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, a group of nine highly. . .

    Published: April 11, 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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  • MSE and UIC Researchers Take Another Step Towards Making Burly Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials

    The Complex Materials by Computational Design group, led by Associate Professor Serge Nakhmanson, has achieved great success with their latest publica. . .

    Published: March 9, 2016

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  • Keith Dusoe Shines with Metallic Alloys Poster

    Every year, graduate students gather in the Student Union Ballroom to present their research for the School of Engineering Graduate Poster Competition. . .

    Published: March 7, 2016

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  • Building a Better Mousetrap, From the Atoms Up

    UConn's Ramprasad Lab is employing machine learning to design new materials without having to pre-test each one.. . .

    Published: March 4, 2016

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  • 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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  • Wentworth and Chen Receive Mini Grant for Immense Innovation

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

    Published: January 27, 2016

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  • The Many MSE Opportunities for Undergrad Amy Hernandez

    Undergraduate Amy Hernandez is in her final year at UConn, but she knows her MSE education has provided her with a bright future head. “Material sci. . .

    Published: January 20, 2016

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