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
MSE Assistant Professor Awarded Twice in a Month for Her Contributions to the Thermal Processing Community
MSE’s Assistant Professor Lesley Frame recently won both the ASM Silver Medal and the Academic Research Award at the 2021 Heat Treat Conference. . .
Published: October 18, 2021
Laurencin is Only US Professor Chosen as Royal Academy Fellow
The UConn researcher is one of only 69 people elected this year from across the globe.. . .
Published: October 1, 2021
NAACP to Present Prestigious Spingarn Medal to UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin at 112th Annual Convention
Laurencin joins such previous Springarn recipients as Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver, and more.. . .
Published: July 12, 2021
National Academy of Sciences Elects Two More UConn Scientists
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. was elected to the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences.. . .
Published: May 5, 2021
Correlated Solutions Inc. Highlights Professor Frame as ‘Woman In Engineering’
Digital image correlation company features Professor Lesley Frame and her work in honor of Women’s History Month.. . .
Published: April 2, 2021
MSE Assistant Professor Wang Wins ‘DURIP’ Award for Advanced Laser System
“A lot of great research is created at the boundary of different fields” says MSE Assistant Professor Xueju “Sophie” Wang and recent recipient. . .
Published: March 26, 2021
MSE Assistant Professor Receives American Chemical Society Grant
Assistant Professor Yuanyuan Zhu was awarded $110,000 worth of funding for her research from the American Chemical Society.. . .
Published: March 8, 2021
Jasna Jankovic Receives the Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
CAREER Award helps Jasna Jankovic inspire a new generation to pursue education in STEM disciplines and research in clean energy.. . .
Published: March 3, 2021
MSE Professor Recognized as a Fellow of the Most Established Materials Information Society
MSE professor named Fellow of oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world.. . .
Published: December 30, 2020
MSE Undergraduate Student Receives Grant to Research Titanium Metallurgy on the Moon
Undergraduate Student Sarah Myrick is awarded NASA CT Space Grant Consortium Award. . . .
Published: December 22, 2020
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
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
Dr. Cato Laurencin Named Recipient of 2020 Herbert W. Nickens Award
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has distinguished himself throughout his 40-year career as an outstanding physician-scientist and a courageous leader in social . . .
Published: November 16, 2020
Dr. Laurencin Named Recipient of 2020 Von Hippel Award
University Professor Cato T. Laurencin, MD, Ph.D., has been widely recognized for his exceptional achievements in engineering, science, medicine and t. . .
Published: November 4, 2020
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
MSE Professor Inducted Into Young Academy
Assistant Professor Stefan Schaffoener joins the Young Academy | Mainz for promising young scholars.. . .
Published: May 18, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Senior Design 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .
Published: May 4, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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