Category: alumni

  • Webs of Dreams: A Quest to create Spider-Man’s Web Fluid

    Riley Blumenfield’s dream to learn how to create Spider-man’s web fluid leads to fruitful studies of materials science and current career in manuf. . .

    Published: June 6, 2024

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  • From MSE Graduate to Professor in Materials Science Innovation

    Explore the intersection of tradition, innovation, and mentorship as Rohit Batra shares insights into his teaching philosophy, research endeavors, and. . .

    Published: May 29, 2024

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  • From Formula 1 to Nanocalorimetry

    Discover How Formula 1 Sparks the Path for UConn MSE Alumna Lakshmi Ravi Narayan in MSE. . .

    Published: May 15, 2024

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  • The People Are What Make MSE

    Discover the power of community, mentorship, and resilience in shaping alumna Victoria Reichelderfer's path to success with materials science and engi. . .

    Published: March 13, 2024

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  • MSE Alumna Recognized by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

    Sharon Uwanyuze was listed on the ‘Five Blacks Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities’ list. . .

    Published: February 7, 2024

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  • How to Have Fun in A Ph.D. Program

    MSE alum Gyuho Song discusses working in Silicon Valley, as well as the inspiration behind his newly published book. . .

    Published: January 31, 2024

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  • Use MSE Knowledge To Solve Diverse Engineering Issues

    Paul Su, MSE alum (‘97), discusses his current position at FM Global as well as his patent. . .

    Published: January 23, 2024

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  • MSE Is All Around You

    MSE alum Donghyun Kim discusses how his interest in corrosion led to his current position at Nokia Bell Labs. . .

    Published: January 17, 2024

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  • Studying Materials Is Like Listening To An Orchestral Symphony

    MSE alumna Rose Cersonsky reflects on her time at UConn and discusses her relatively new job as assistant professor. . .

    Published: December 7, 2023

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  • Learn Enough that the Unfamiliar Becomes Familiar

    MSE alum Francis Kyle Cielo discusses why he chose materials science and engineering as major and the career he has now because of it. . .

    Published: November 3, 2023

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  • High School to Advanced Manufacturing Development: Vincent Palumbo’s Journey to Mott Corporation

    How a UConn MSE Alumnus found himself in a career where he continues to be excited about working every day. . . .

    Published: June 14, 2023

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  • EAG Laboratories Scientist Shares Insight into Nanotechnology Research

    From Nanoindentation to AFM and beyond, MSE alumnus shares insights into his work and how his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering prepared him . . .

    Published: May 31, 2023

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  • Make a Positive Impact on Someone Else’s Life

    Jake Lampron works to enhance technology that is necessary for those living with Diabetes. . .

    Published: May 26, 2023

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  • Work for a Company that Works for You

    Aliya Eichacker (formerly Aliya Carter), MSE alumna, discusses why she chose her current job. . .

    Published: May 17, 2023

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  • “Work Hard and Never Give Up”: An Alumna’s Advice to Current MSE Students

    Gabrielle Charno, MSE alumna, gives advice to current students. . .

    Published: May 12, 2023

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  • “Explore Everything Materials Science and Engineering Has to Offer”

    Noveen Delaram, UConn MSE alum, gives advice to students looking to pursue a career in materials science and engineering. . .

    Published: May 10, 2023

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  • The Husky Behind Intel: How UConn Alumnus Chigozie Muoto is Driving Innovation

    Despite the overwhelming number of options Muoto was facing after attaining his PhD, he found his niche by combining his background in processing engi. . .

    Published: April 24, 2023

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  • Meet MSE Alumnus Vincent Ybanez Working at the Forefront of Jet Engine Technology

    Vincent Ybanez makes a name for himself at Pratt & Whitney with his innovative work in repair technology.. . .

    Published: April 14, 2023

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  • Another Strong Addition to the MSE External Advisory Board

    We welcome Steve Mayott to the Board, and will miss Peter Jarrett after many years of service!. . .

    Published: April 10, 2023

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  • You Can Inspire Your Kids Someday to Study MSE

    Anthony Manni, UConn MSE alum, chose to study materials science and engineering after being inspired by his father. . .

    Published: April 6, 2023

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  • “Every Leap in Human Civilization is Dependent on the Discovery of New Materials”

    MSE alumnus Garvit Agarwal explains how materials science and engineering is a compelling and multidisciplinary field. . .

    Published: April 5, 2023

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  • MSE Alumnus Adam Wentworth Uses 3D Printing to Create Patient-Specific Models at Mayo Clinic

    Senior Engineer at Mayo Clinic and Co-Founder of Teal Bio Inc. says the key to success is involvement. . .

    Published: March 24, 2023

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  • Two MSE Alumni Join the MSE External Advisory Board

    We welcome Paul Su and Victoria Reichelderfer to the Board!. . .

    Published: March 16, 2023

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  • Become a Catalyst for the Advancement of Humanity by Studying MSE

    Manuel Rivas, former PhD student, encourages MSE students to attend academic conferences and to work to inspire the next generation. . .

    Published: February 28, 2023

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  • Alumnus Reflects on His Wonderful Time at UConn

    Alumnus Haibo Yu reflects on his positive experience at UConn . . .

    Published: February 24, 2023

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  • MSE Alumna Encourages: “Don’t be shy to get your hands dirty”

    Girija Marathe’s advice on the importance of embracing opportunities and getting your hands dirty in the field of MSE. . .

    Published: February 7, 2023

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  • MSE Alumnus Thanks his Previous Major Advisor for his Successes

    Alumnus Junfei Weng states that his UConn major advisor, Pu-Xian Gao, provided him with the tools to work at Umicore . . .

    Published: November 16, 2022

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  • Katie Read (MSE BS ’11, MS ’17)

    Katie Read is a Project Lead for Ceramic Matrix Composites Processing at Pratt & Whitney who got her start at the UConn Materials Science and Engineer. . .

    Published: May 27, 2022

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  • Thoughtful Insights with Alumnus Burc Misirlioglu

    MSE alum reflects on his experience in UConn’s doctorate program and discusses his current position as the Department Head of MSE at Sabanci Univers. . .

    Published: February 18, 2022

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  • MSE Alumnus Gives Advice To Prospective MSE Faculty

    MSE alumnus Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi was inspired by great professors to become one himself . . .

    Published: December 1, 2021

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  • MSE Alumnus and NIST Scientist Reflects on His Passion for Materials and Rowing

    Without rowing shells, alumnus and NIST scientist William Osborn might never have gone into MSE . . .

    Published: November 12, 2021

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2021

    Our 2021 Outreach Bulletin shares news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni intervie. . .

    Published: October 25, 2021

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  • MSE Alumnus and Thermo Fisher Scientist Shares Experience Switching from Research to Business

    MSE Alumnus Justin Roller shares how the relationships he made while earning his PhD at UConn were the bridge to his career at Thermo Fisher Scientifi. . .

    Published: October 6, 2021

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  • MSE Alumnus Leads Quality in Rolling at the World’s Largest Aluminum Rolling Mill

    After earning his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering and spending several years in R&D, Dr. Dharma Maddala went on to be the Lead Rolling Meta. . .

    Published: June 28, 2021

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  • Parachutist Shatters State Record At Ellington Airport

    MSE alumnus Doug Hendrix dusted the unofficial state record of 61 jumps in a day by performing 100 successful skydives over Ellington Wednesday.. . .

    Published: June 21, 2021

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  • MSE Alumnus Tackles Aerospace Industry Issues With Aero Gear in AFRL and UConn Collaboration

    MSE alumnus Patrick Brueckner is part of a UConn project to advance the state aerospace industry’s impact on worldwide issues.. . .

    Published: June 14, 2021

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  • Jumping for a Cause | Skydiver hopes to Break State Record to Raise Funds for Local Fire Department

    MSE alumnus Doug Hendrix will attempt to make 100 jumps in a day.. . .

    Published: June 11, 2021

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  • MSE Alumnus and Current GE Engineer Returns Virtually to UConn Through MEng Program

    James Kos’ passion for education drove him to pursue his master’s degree through the MEng program while working full-time as a GE Engineer.. . .

    Published: May 17, 2021

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  • MSE Alumna Appointed CTO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

    Alumna Jackie Garofano joins the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology as their Chief Technology Officer. . .

    Published: April 7, 2021

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  • MSE Alumna Serves U.S. Air Force as NRC Research Associate

    UConn MSE alumna Tulsi Patel conducts her own research as an NRC Research Associate with the United States Air Force.. . .

    Published: April 7, 2021

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  • New Addition to MSE External Advisory Board

    Lei Chen, Pratt & Whitney Discipline Chief for Surface Engineering, joins MSE's External Advisory Board.. . .

    Published: March 31, 2021

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  • Diverse Experiences in MSE Doctoral Program Help Shape Alumna’s Career

    Bahareh Deljoo, Ph.D., graduated from UConn MSE with a diverse set of skills that prepared her for a career in engineering at Intel.. . .

    Published: December 18, 2020

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  • Garofano Named a Woman of Innovation

    Jacquelynn Garofano has been selected as a finalist by the Women of Innovation Committee on its Sixteenth Anniversary. . . .

    Published: December 2, 2020

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  • MSE Alumna Jacquelynn Garofano Honored from the Society of Women Engineers

    MSE Alumna Jacquelynn Garofano as honored with a Spark Award from the Society of Women Engineers.. . .

    Published: November 19, 2020

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  • MSE Alumna Receives Women in Science Leadership Award

    MSE alumna Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D. wins award for her encouragement of young women in the sciences. . . .

    Published: November 3, 2020

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2020

    Our 2020 Outreach Bulletin shares news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni intervie. . .

    Published: October 14, 2020

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  • UConn, Army Research Lab Collaborate on New Portable, Renewable Energy Technology

    S. Pamir Alpay, and alumna Yomery Espinal ’18 PhD have published a paper on a novel portable pyroelectric technology in Cell Reports Physical Scienc. . .

    Published: June 19, 2020

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  • Thanks to the Work of MSE Alumnus David Wikholm, Robots May Become Lab Assistants

    Wikholm sees the MSE program as a hidden gem that is fundamental to almost any engineering field. . . .

    Published: June 10, 2020

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  • A Single Class Paved the Way for MSE Alumnus Ryan Noraas to Discover His Field of Study

    Being introduced to machine learning and artificial intelligence at UConn influenced Noraas’s current projects at Pratt & Whitney.. . .

    Published: June 4, 2020

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  • MSE Alumnus Joins External Advisory Board

    MSE alumnus Neal Magdefrau is the newest addition to the MSE External Advisory Board. . .

    Published: March 9, 2020

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  • How a Materials Scientist Steps Out Of His Comfort Zone by Conducting Diverse Research Projects In a User Facility at NCSU

    MSE alumnus Ching-Chang Chung, Ph.D., works with a wide range of materials such as insects and fossils.. . .

    Published: February 3, 2020

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  • Ryan Keech Turned his Interest in Sports to a Successful MSE Career

    As a sports fan looking for a college major, Ryan Keech became interested in the design and processing of football helmets and baseball bats in high s. . .

    Published: January 24, 2020

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2019

    Welcome to our 2019 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being c. . .

    Published: November 22, 2019

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  • From Failure Analysis to Blade Design

    After spending years analyzing the reasons why helicopter parts broke, MSE alumna Rheanna Ward has learned that failure is rarely the end.. . .

    Published: October 11, 2019

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  • MSE Alumnus and Small Business Entrepreneur Brings a Unique Perspective to the External Advisory Board

    Please join us in welcoming alumnus Neal Magdefrau, Ph.D., to the MSE External Advisory Board.. . .

    Published: October 9, 2019

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  • Ulbrich Steel’s UConn MSE Alumni Foster Collaboration and Partnership

    Sean Ketchum, along with Samantha Brantley (B.S. 2015), Samuel Guerra (B.S. 2017), Allie Kelley (B.S. 2015), and Keith Grayeb (B.S. 2009), are all alu. . .

    Published: May 20, 2019

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  • Five-year Ph.D. Alumnus Paves Way for Breakthrough Electron Microscopy

    Kyle Crosby earned his undergraduate degree, master’s degree, and his Ph.D. in materials science at UConn after spending nearly a decade working and. . .

    Published: May 1, 2019

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  • Distinguished MSE Alumna Leads the Next Generation of Engineers

    A highly accomplished and distinguished MSE alumna, Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano (M.S. ’09, Ph.D. ’11), has been named Program Manager of the prestigio. . .

    Published: April 3, 2019

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  • 6th Annual MSE Banquet

    Join our students, faculty, alumni, industry professionals, and distinguished guests as we network, commemorate our accomplishments, and honor our p. . .

    Published: March 11, 2019

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  • MSE Alumni Pushing the Envelope with VR and AR Technology

    Zach Stone was one of the first undergraduate students to join the Materials Science and Engineering program back in 2001. Starting with a class of on. . .

    Published: March 8, 2019

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  • 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur Uses Engineering Skills To Bring People Affordable Glasses

    The daughter of an optometrist and a Farmington native, MSE alumna and Connecticut businesswoman Stephanie Higgins Bealing is using her materials sci. . .

    Published: February 6, 2019

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  • From Undecided to Dean of Engineering

    As Dean at Michigan Tech, where the mascot is also a husky, Callahan has the important responsibility of leading the academic and research mission of . . .

    Published: December 7, 2018

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  • Alumna Alexandra Merkouriou Talks Outreach, Career, and Semiconductors

    Alexandra accredits her success and passion for materials science to her professors here at UConn and her colleagues at her current workplace. She rec. . .

    Published: December 3, 2018

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  • Making Research Connections at UConn

    Riley Blumenfield, a materials science and engineering student, Honors Program STEM scholar, and president of engineering sorority Phi Sigma Rho came . . .

    Published: October 15, 2018

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  • Graduating with a C.E.O – Erica Kramer, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, CEO

    For millions of patients worldwide, the best hope for recovery from traumatic bone injury or joint disease is an autograft — the use of bone harvest. . .

    Published: October 5, 2018

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MSE Alumna Dr. Anne Silberstein Named to Academy of Distinguished Engineers

    Congratulations to Dr. Anne Silberstein, 2014 inductee to the UConn School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers.. . .

    Published: May 28, 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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