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
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
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
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
MSE Alumnus Joins External Advisory Board
MSE alumnus Neal Magdefrau is the newest addition to the MSE External Advisory Board. . .
Published: March 9, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MSE Newsletter Fall 2014
Read our 2014 Fall newsletter containing latest information about MSE students and faculty.. . .
Published: October 31, 2014
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
UConn MSE Alumnus Feature: Shawn Fonseca
Name: Shawn Fonseca, Hometown: Newington, CT, Graduating Class: December 2010. . .
Published: April 20, 2014
MSE Alumna Profile: Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano
Name: Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano, Hometown: Milford, CT, Graduating Class: Ph.D. in (Sept) 2011. . . .
Published: April 20, 2014