Category: awards

  • MSE Professor Inducted Into Young Academy

    Assistant Professor Stefan Schaffoener joins the Young Academy | Mainz for promising young scholars.. . .

    Published: May 18, 2020

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  • MSE Graduate Student Reaches Out to Help High Schoolers Transition to College

    Jessica Maita balances her research with giving high schoolers valuable college advice.. . .

    Published: May 11, 2020

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  • Alpay Named UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

    S. Pamir Alpay, Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships, has been named a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, after a vote by t. . .

    Published: May 8, 2020

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  • MSE Undergraduate Student Earns National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

    MSE Undergrad Christopher Choi ’20 is one of three undergraduate students that have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. . .

    Published: April 23, 2020

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  • MSE Students Recognized at EMA 2020

    Ayana Ghosh and Lucas Enright won awards for their research presentations at the annual EMA conference.. . .

    Published: March 5, 2020

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  • Grad Student Sharon Uwanyuze Wins a Rare Scholarship for Her Work on Refractory Ceramics

    Sharon Uwanyuze, a Ph.D. candidate in Assistant Professor Stefan Schaffoener’s lab, was one of three students nationwide who received "The Refractor. . .

    Published: November 8, 2019

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  • Dr. Cato Laurencin Wins the National Academy of Engineering 2019 Simon Ramo Founders Award

    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on Oct. 6 honored UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin for his extraordinary impact on the engineering profession. . .

    Published: October 7, 2019

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  • MSE Grad Student Commended in 3-Minute Thesis Competition

    Byung Jun, Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student, received honorable mention in this year’s 3MT® Three Minute Thesis Competition, for pre. . .

    Published: July 22, 2019

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  • Graduate Student Ayana Ghosh Wins Prestigious Fellowship Award

    MSE graduate student Ayana Ghosh has been named as the recipient of the prestigious John Tanaka Graduate Student Fellowship award, which is given annu. . .

    Published: April 29, 2019

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  • Dr. Seok-Woo Lee honored with Mentorship Excellence Award

    In honor of his outstanding excellence in mentoring and supporting undergraduates in the MSE Department, Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee has been awa. . .

    Published: April 22, 2019

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  • Dr. Cato Laurencin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Dr. Cato Laurencin is among the academy's 239th class, along with former First Lady Michelle Obama, and other leaders. . . .

    Published: April 17, 2019

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  • Avinash Dongare Named UTC Professor in Engineering Innovation

    Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Avinash Dongare, has been named the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor in Engin. . .

    Published: April 15, 2019

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  • Bryan Huey Honored by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

    Professor Bryan Huey is one of seven UConn researchers honored by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.. . .

    Published: February 22, 2019

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  • Professor Mei Wei named as School of Engineering Centennial Term Professor

    MSE professor Mei Wei has been announced as the UConn School of Engineering’s Centennial Term Professor, an honor given to professors who have had a. . .

    Published: February 11, 2019

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  • Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Receives 2019 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

    The Abelson Prize recognizes Dr. Cato Laurencin’s global leadership in biomedical technology innovation, public service in shaping United States tec. . .

    Published: February 4, 2019

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  • MSE Graduate Students Show Off Presentations at Grad Student Speaking Contest

    Four Materials Science and Engineering graduate students let their communication and presentation skills shine at the 2018 Fall Graduate Student Speak. . .

    Published: December 10, 2018

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  • Professor S. Pamir Alpay Elected ACerS Fellow

    The Materials Science and Engineering’s own Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park, . . .

    Published: October 29, 2018

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  • Meet Garvit Agarwal, 2018 Graduate Student of The Year

    Garvit Agarwal is a Ph.D. student studying atomistic and mesoscale modeling of dynamic defect structure evolution during high strain rate loading. He . . .

    Published: October 24, 2018

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  • UConn Engineering Professor Laurencin Gives Plenary Lecture at MS&T 18 Conference

    Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the University of Connecticut’s 8th University Professor in school history and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. . .

    Published: October 16, 2018

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  • MSE Faculty Member Selected for Heat Treat Today 40 Under 40 List

    We are pleased to announce that MSE faculty member Lesley Frame has been named a member of Heat Treat Today 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 for her resear. . .

    Published: October 15, 2018

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MSE Scholarship Recipients Honored at School of Engineering Scholarship Awards Ceremony

    In September, MSE scholarship recipients were honored at the School of Engineering annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. . . .

    Published: November 14, 2014

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  • UCONN Researcher Receives NIH Pioneer Award

    UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a renowned surgeon-scientist, has won a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award for his exceptionally creative re. . .

    Published: October 8, 2014

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  • Dr. Radenka Maric and Dr. Mark Aindow Get Fuel Cell Funding

    Dr. Radenka Maric of CBE and MSE, and Dr. Mark Aindow of MSE have key roles in two projects that have received a total of $6.7 million from Advanced R. . .

    Published: July 28, 2014

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  • MSE Graduate Student Spotlight: Sapna Gupta

    In her years at UConn thus far, Sapna Gupta has achieved impressive feats that demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and innovative thinking.. . .

    Published: July 23, 2014

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  • MSE Graduate Student Spotlight: Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi

    The MSE department is home to students who demonstrate excellence early on in their undergraduate and graduate careers, receiving prestigious accolade. . .

    Published: July 18, 2014

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  • Dr. Zengmin Xia Named Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council

    The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) has selected as one of eight “Women of Innovation.” . . .

    Published: June 2, 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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  • MSE Ph.D. Student Richard Pérez Moyet Selected to Participate in 2014 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

    Richard Pérez Moyet, MSE Ph.D. student, has been selected to participate in the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) for the second c. . .

    Published: May 21, 2014

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  • MSE Students Exhibit Capstone Projects on Senior Design Day

    MSE seniors had the chance to present their capstone senior design projects on Friday, May 2nd in IMS 20. . . .

    Published: May 12, 2014

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  • MSE Professor Cato T. Laurencin Elected 2014 MRS Fellow

    Congratulations to Dr. Cato Laurencin, who was recently selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The Materials Research Society i. . .

    Published: April 30, 2014

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  • MSE Professor C. Barry Carter Awarded Ceramic Educational Council Outstanding Educator Award for 2014

    The CEC Outstanding Educator Award recognizes the exceptional work and creativity of ceramic educators in the areas of instruction, direction of stude. . .

    Published: April 16, 2014

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  • MSE Graduate Students Awarded GE Fellowships for Innovation

    Congratulations to the five MSE graduate students who have been named 2014 GE Fellows!. . .

    Published: April 14, 2014

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  • MSE Professor Syam Nukavarapu Receives Mentoring Award from the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

    Congratulations to Professor Syam Nukavarapu, recipient of a Mentoring (M1) award from the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Scienc. . .

    Published: April 7, 2014

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  • MSE Scholarship Established in Honor of Dr. Owen Devereux

    A new scholarship fund has been established in honor of the late Dr. Owen F. Devereux. Dr. Devereux, who passed away in June of 2012, joined the Unive. . .

    Published: March 5, 2014

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  • MSE Professor Dr. Rampi Ramprasad Elected to CASE

    Professor Rampi Ramprasad was recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). . . .

    Published: February 26, 2014

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  • MSE Establishes Strong Presence at EMA 2014 Conference

    From January 22nd to the 24th, the fifth annual Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) conference was held in Orlando, Florida. Jointly programme. . .

    Published: February 12, 2014

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  • UConn MSE Department Contributes to Green Campus Initiatives

    Initially founded as the Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center in 2001, the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) has played a key role in sustaina. . .

    Published: December 30, 2013

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  • Dr. Pamir Alpay Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

    MSE Professor and Department Head Dr. S. Pamir Alpay was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his work on functional/s. . .

    Published: December 16, 2013

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  • Dr. Pu-Xian Gao Awarded NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing Grant

    Dr. Pu-Xian Gao, Associate Professor from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Institute of Materials Science, was awarded a $1. . .

    Published: December 2, 2013

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  • Dr. Pamir Alpay Receives University of Connecticut MSE Award for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

    Dr. Pamir Alpay, Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was named a recipient of both the University of Connecticut Mater. . .

    Published: November 6, 2013

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  • Undergraduate Daniel Violette Awarded the James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award

    The Department of Material Science and Engineering is pleased to announce that UConn senior Daniel Violette (Engineering Physics) has been awarded the. . .

    Published: October 7, 2013

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  • MSE Honors Scholar is Nominee for 2013 Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships

    Rose Cersonsky (ENGR ’14) from Oxford, CT, is an honors scholar with a major in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Computer Science.. . .

    Published: September 16, 2013

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  • MSE Senior Capstone Design 2013

    On May 10th, Materials Science and Engineering students, faculty, and industry advisors convened to observe the final Capstone presentations. The Seni. . .

    Published: May 15, 2013

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  • Professor Maric Received GOALI Award

    Dr. Radenka Maric, in close collaboration with MSE Industrial Advisory Board member Mr. Armand Halter and Dr. William Mustain of UConn Chemical Engine. . .

    Published: May 3, 2013

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  • University Professor Cato Laurencin Received The Technology Innovation and Development Award

    Dr. Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., was presented the Technology Innovation and Development Award from the Society for Biomaterials. . . .

    Published: April 26, 2013

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  • Dr. Barry Carter to Receive Distinguished Scientist Award

    Dr. C. Barry Carter, professor of Materials Science & Engineering, will receive the Microscopy Society of America’s (MSA) 2013 Distinguished Scienti. . .

    Published: April 8, 2013

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  • UCONN MRS Chapter Recognized for Outreach Activities

    The UCONN Student Chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS) is highly dedicated to outreach activities, and recently, their efforts have garnere. . .

    Published: April 8, 2013

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  • MSE Undergraduates Honored at 2013 Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

    On March 12, 2013, the UConn School of Engineering held a reception ceremony to recognize the undergraduate students who received a scholarship in 201. . .

    Published: April 3, 2013

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  • MSE Industrial Advisory Board Member Honored for Outstanding Community Service

    The MSE Department proudly acknowledges Industrial Advisory Board member Mr. Howard Orr (President, KTI, Inc. of East Windsor, CT) for his recognition. . .

    Published: April 1, 2013

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  • New MSE Research Awards

    MSE would like to recognize its professors to whom research funding has recently been awarded.. . .

    Published: March 18, 2013

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  • MSE Ph.D. Student Receives High Recognition for Conference Paper

    The MSE department proudly recognizes and congratulates Ph.D. student Ms. Jialan Zhang, who recently received the Best Oral Paper Prize at the 22nd Co. . .

    Published: March 18, 2013

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  • New Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) Members

    Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Professor Mei Wei, along with two members of the MSE Industrial Advisory Board — Dr. Dave Furrer, Senior Fel. . .

    Published: February 18, 2013

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  • Dr. Laurencin to Receive 2012 AAAS Mentor Award

    The 2012 Mentor Award of the American Association for theAdvancement of Science (AAAS) will be presented to Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., “for. . .

    Published: February 15, 2013

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  • Dr. Ghanshyam Pilania Received Outstanding Graduate Student Award

    Dr. Ghanshyam Pilania received the 2012 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award for his excellent re. . .

    Published: December 21, 2012

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  • New Research Awards

    The Materials Science & Engineering Program would like to recognize their respective faculty members who have recently been granted new funding in. . .

    Published: October 24, 2012

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  • Senior Scientist Jeanette Brown Receives Prestigious Fellow Recognition From WEF

    Jeanette Brown is one of twenty-three outstanding professionals named by the Water Environment Federation as this year’s 2012 group of WEF Fellows. . . .

    Published: July 4, 2012

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  • Justin Roller Awarded Graduate Fellowship by the CT Space Grant Consortium

    Ph.D. candidate Justin Roller, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program was awarded a $20,000 graduate fellowship by the CT Space Grant Consort. . .

    Published: March 16, 2012

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  • Grants to Fund Tissue Regeneration Research

    By John C. Giardina Republished with permission of emagination, a School of Engineering electronic publication Dr. Mei Wei, a faculty member in the de. . .

    Published: December 2, 2011

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