Category: faculty

  • 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 Assistant Professor Publishes Origami-inspired Research in Materials Horizons

    Materials Horizons recently published Assistant Professor Sophie Wang’s article on reconfiguring the design of origami-inspired structures. . .

    Published: October 22, 2021

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Professor Dongare Discusses Developments as part of ‘CREDDS’ and the UTC Professorship

    Professor Dongare reflects on a decade of success with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.. . .

    Published: May 7, 2021

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  • UConn’s STEAM Team: Solar Trees and the Power of Community

    MSE Professor Jasna Jankovic conceived the idea of putting a solar tree in the middle of campus but it was put off as a passion project for some time.. . .

    Published: April 26, 2021

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • UConn-Technion Collaboration Develops Model for Affordable Fuel Cell Catalysts

    MSE professors and collaborators at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology developed a theoretical model that will expedite the development of af. . .

    Published: March 10, 2021

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • In Memoriam: Professor Harris Marcus

    MSE Emeritus Professor and former IMS Director, Dr. Harris Marcus, passed away on January 14, 2020.. . .

    Published: February 10, 2021

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  • 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

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  • Rajiv Naik Hired to Advance Education on Composites

    Professor Naik has recently joined the School of Engineering (SoE) as a Visiting Professor, after serving as an adjunct professor in MSE for almost 4 . . .

    Published: November 18, 2020

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Meet Our New Faculty

    MSE proudly welcomes five new faculty members this year.. . .

    Published: August 27, 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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