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
MSE Welcomes Xueju “Sophie” Wang to the Department
We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member Xueju “Sophie” Wang who joins our department as an assistant professor this fall.. . .
Published: September 4, 2020
Digging Into a More Cost-Effective Solar Technology
Bryan Huey and his postdoc Jingfeng Song have produced some compelling research reported in the journal Nature Communications that could lead to anoth. . .
Published: August 17, 2020
Two Local Doctors Come Up with Alternative Greeting to Replace Handshake
One handshake can confer about 124 million bacteria, so that’s why the two doctors came up with an alternative, the “Laurencin-McClinton greeting.. . .
Published: June 12, 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 Publication is one of the Top 100 Most Downloaded Papers on Physics
The publication from MSE graduate students and faculty members appears on a list from Scientific Reports. . . .
Published: April 20, 2020
MSE Professor’s Research is More Than What Meets the Eye
Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee deals with materials on a microscopic scale that have an immense impact on mechanical devices.. . .
Published: April 1, 2020
Lesley Frame Voted Vice President of Heat Treat Society
Assistant Professor Lesley Frame is the first woman in an HTS Officer Role. . .
Published: February 17, 2020
New UConn Research Center Provides Reliable Data, Realistic Simulations for Manufacturing Industry
Assistant Professor Lesley Frame is the director of the new Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD) at IPB.. . .
Published: January 23, 2020
Radenka Maric Named AAAS Fellow
Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Radenka Maric, MSE, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Adva. . .
Published: November 26, 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
Materials Scientist Fiona Leek joins MSE as Assistant Professor-in-Residence
We are pleased to welcome Fiona Leek, Ph.D., a UConn alumna and long-time employee of UConn’s Institute of Materials Science, as an assistant profes. . .
Published: September 27, 2019
Pamir Alpay Appointed as Associate Dean of Engineering
Pamir Alpay, Materials Science and Engineering GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing, has been appointed as Associate Dean for Research and Industria. . .
Published: August 14, 2019
MSE Researcher Sees Paradigm Shift in the Future of Heat Treating
Lesley Frame's guest editorial on Heat Treatment in education in ASM's May/June Materials Solution Publication. . . .
Published: July 1, 2019
Meet the Researcher Solving Problems in 3D
Under the leadership of MSE Professor Rainer Hebert, the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center (PW AMC) is addressing the biggest problems cur. . .
Published: May 4, 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
Collaboration Leads to Publication for MSE Faculty Member and Industry Partner
Pfizer formed a collaboration with MSE Associate Professor Serge Nakhmanson and his colleagues in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering . . .
Published: April 16, 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
MSE Professors on Team for $5.4 Million Air Force R&D Contract in Manufacturing Solutions
Over the next four years, Professor Pamir Alpay and Associate Professor Rainer Hebert will lead a team of researchers at the Innovation Partnership Bu. . .
Published: March 27, 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
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
George A. Rossetti, Jr. Appointed MSE Associate Department Head
Dr. George A. Rossetti, Jr. has accepted the appointment as Associate Department Head for Materials Science and Engineering.. . .
Published: February 18, 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
A Microscope as a Shovel? UConn Researchers Dig It
Using a familiar tool in a way it was never intended to be used opens up a whole new method to explore materials, report UConn researchers in Proceedi. . .
Published: January 28, 2019
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
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
MSE Professor Mark Aindow Takes on New Role in the Office of the Vice President for Research
Professor Mark Aindow has been appointed as the Executive Director for Innovation, External Engagement and Industry Relations in the Office of the Vic. . .
Published: September 10, 2018
MSE Faculty Article on Piezoelectric Ceramics Featured in August 2018 MRS Bulletin
Dr. George A. Rossetti, Jr., in collaboration with Dr. Dragan Damjanovic (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), has published an article. . .
Published: September 3, 2018
Meet Our New Faculty
MSE proudly welcomes five new faculty members this year.. . .
Published: August 27, 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
Professors, Professionals and Students Mingle and Celebrate at MSE Banquet
Students, alumni and faculty of the University of Connecticut Department of Materials Science and Engineering celebrated their, and their peers’, ac. . .
Published: June 22, 2018
UConn Engineering Professor to Receive Honorary Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the University of Connecticut’s 8th University Professor in school history, and a tenured professor in the Chemical and Biomo. . .
Published: May 11, 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
Professor Wei Combines Her Two Passions in the Study of Biomaterials
Some may view medicine and materials science as two distinct fields, but to Professor Wei they are closely related in her area of research, biomateria. . .
Published: May 2, 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
Professor Alpay Named GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
The UConn Board of Trustees recently appointed MSE Professor Pamir Alpay as the General Electric (GE) Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing. He . . .
Published: February 19, 2018
UConn MSE Featured Prominently at US-Japan Seminar
The US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics has occurred once every two years for almost 4 decades, bringing together ~100 scientist. . .
Published: February 7, 2018
Professor Bryan Huey Appointed Department Head of MSE
Effective today, Professor Bryan Huey will fulfill the role of Department Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He will be taking . . .
Published: December 1, 2017
Researchers Discover Super-Elastic Shape-Memory Material
UConn materials science and engineering researcher Seok-Woo Lee and his colleagues have discovered super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material. . .
Published: November 1, 2017
Rainer Hebert is New Associate Director of IMS
Effective immediately MSE Associate Professor and Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation Rainer Hebert will serve as the new Associate Director. . .
Published: September 1, 2017
Professor S. Pamir Alpay Appointed New Executive Director of the UConn Tech Park
UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at the UConn Tech Park has new leadership. Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. S. Pami. . .
Published: August 25, 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
MSE Professor Named Vice President for Research
MSE Professor Radenka Maric, newly appointed vice president for research at UConn and UConn Health, intends to grow the university’s research enterp. . .
Published: August 11, 2017
UConn Wins Funding for Study of Insulators
UConn researcher Ramamurthy ‘Rampi’ Ramprasad leads the team behind “Tracking, Diagnosing, and Impeding Dielectric Breakdown in Polymers,” whi. . .
Published: June 1, 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
How Professor Ramprasad’s Group is Shaping Materials Discovery
Recently, there has been some interesting activity in Professor Rampi Ramprasad’s lab. As a computational materials scientist, Professor Ramprasad a. . .
Published: February 16, 2017
MSE Department Head Dr. Alpay Discusses the Many Joys of His Academic Career
Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department Head, can find practical applications of science in almost anything, from. . .
Published: February 13, 2017
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
George Rossetti’s Ferroelectrics Research in Germany
MSE Associate Professor George Rossetti returned this fall from his nearly year-long sabbatical in Germany as part of the Guest Scientist Program at T. . .
Published: November 9, 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
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
Seok-Woo Lee Makes Magic at UConn
Since coming to the materials science and engineering department in 2014, Dr. Seok-Woo Lee has used his research and teaching skills to help UConn stu. . .
Published: September 11, 2015
George Rossetti and Adam Heitmann Receive Edward C. Henry Award
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has awarded the 2015 Edward C. Henry Award to George A. Rossetti, Jr. and Adam A. Heitmann for their paper, “Th. . .
Published: September 10, 2015
Hand in Glove: UConn Surgeon Brings Healing Hands to Boxing
After famed boxer Mike Tyson defeated Buster Mathis in the third round of a 1995 bout, the former heavyweight champion of the world waited for the ref. . .
Published: September 9, 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
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
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
Five Questions with Mei Wei
We sat down with Mei Wei to talk about her experiences as a professor, her role as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, and her reactio. . .
Published: April 27, 2015
IMS Director Dr. Steven Suib Delivers Plenary Lecture at the University of Illinois
IMS Director and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Dr. Steven Suib delivered an invited lecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. . .
Published: April 16, 2015
Senior Design Demonstration Day 2015
The School of Engineering invites you to join the faculty and students for the second annual school-wide Senior Design Demonstration Day on May 1, 201. . .
Published: April 13, 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
“Why Pt Survives but Pd Suffers From SOx Poisoning” Published in JPC Letters
Graduate student Hom Sharma (Department of Chemical Engineering) and co-authors Dr. Vinit Sharma and Professor Rampi Ramprasad (Department of Material. . .
Published: April 3, 2015
MSE Professor Emeritus Maurice Gell and Eric H. Jordan Receive STTR Award with HiFunda/UConn
HiFunda/UConn has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) to receive a STTR Phase IIA award for the development and commercializatio. . .
Published: April 1, 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
MSE Faculty and Students Featured at CBIA Panel Event
Several members of UConn faculty and staff were featured as guest panelists at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s (CBIA) annual mee. . .
Published: February 4, 2015
Building the Next Generation of Efficient Computers
UConn researcher Bryan Huey has uncovered new information about the kinetic properties of multiferroic materials that could be a key breakthrough for . . .
Published: January 29, 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
“Next-Generation Electrocaloric and Pyrocaloric Materials for Solid-State Electrothermal Interconversion” To Be Featured in December 2014 MRS Bulletin
MSE Department Head Dr. S. Pamir Alpay, in conjunction with colleagues Dr. Joseph Mantese (MSE Industrial Advisory Board and United Technologies Resea. . .
Published: December 15, 2014
World-Class Materials Characterization
The University of Connecticut and scientific instrument maker FEI Co. have signed an agreement to develop a cutting-edge center for microscopy and mat. . .
Published: November 3, 2014
MSE Newsletter Fall 2014
Read our 2014 Fall newsletter containing latest information about MSE students and faculty.. . .
Published: October 31, 2014
Approaching a Golden Age of Materials Design: MSE Professor Publishes “Rational Design of All Organic Polymer Dielectrics” in ‘Nature Communications’
MSE Professor Dr. Rampi Ramprasad and IMS colleagues Dr. Greg Sotzing and Dr. Steve Boggs, along with their research group members and collaborators, . . .
Published: October 10, 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
MSE Welcomes Dr. Seok-Woo Lee to the Department
The department proudly welcomes Dr. Seok-Woo Lee to its teaching faculty. In the fall, Dr. Lee will join MSE as Pratt & Whitney Assistant Professor. . . .
Published: August 20, 2014
“Dynamic Layer Rearrangement During Growth of Layered Oxide Films by Molecular Beam Epitaxy” Published in ‘Nature Materials’
MSE Associate Professor Dr. Serge Nakhmanson, in conjunction with colleagues from Argonne National Laboratory, has published a paper in Nature Materia. . .
Published: August 18, 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