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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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  • Dr. Sonia Tulyani Brings Innovation to the MSE External Advisory Board

    The Materials Science and Engineering Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Sonia Tulyani as the newest member of the External Advisory Board. She join. . .

    Published: June 6, 2019

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  • MSE Professor Director of New Center for In Situ & Operando TEM in Collaboration With DENSsolutions

    MSE Assistant Professor Yuanyuan Zhu is the Director of the UConn DENSsolutions Center for IN-siTu/Operando Electron Microscopy (InToEM) soon to be . . .

    Published: May 22, 2019

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  • Ulbrich Steel’s UConn MSE Alumni Foster Collaboration and Partnership

    Sean Ketchum, along with Samantha Brantley (B.S. 2015), Samuel Guerra (B.S. 2017), Allie Kelley (B.S. 2015), and Keith Grayeb (B.S. 2009), are all alu. . .

    Published: May 20, 2019

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  • Undergraduate Victoria Reichelderfer Develops Skills as Legacy Leadership Student

    MSE junior Victoria Reichelderfer is paving new paths for interdisciplinary leadership through a ‘Legacy Leadership’ experience, connecting her lo. . .

    Published: May 10, 2019

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  • MSE Department Celebrates Accomplishments, Looks to Future at 2019 Banquet

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering enjoyed an evening of food, science jokes, celebration, reflection, and mingling at the sixth annu. . .

    Published: May 5, 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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  • MSE Undergraduate Hetal Patel Earns Two Competitive Fellowships

    MSE undergraduate student Hetal Patel has been awarded not one, but two fellowships – the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship P. . .

    Published: May 3, 2019

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  • MSE Seniors Reach for the Stars with NASA Senior Design Project

    MSE seniors Zachary Putney, Jonathan Gager, Ryan Wrobel and Spencer Matonis are currently elbows-deep in the opportunity of a lifetime: Helping buildi. . .

    Published: May 2, 2019

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  • Five-year Ph.D. Alumnus Paves Way for Breakthrough Electron Microscopy

    Kyle Crosby earned his undergraduate degree, master’s degree, and his Ph.D. in materials science at UConn after spending nearly a decade working and. . .

    Published: May 1, 2019

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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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  • 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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  • Distinguished MSE Alumna Leads the Next Generation of Engineers

    A highly accomplished and distinguished MSE alumna, Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano (M.S. ’09, Ph.D. ’11), has been named Program Manager of the prestigio. . .

    Published: April 3, 2019

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  • Undergraduate Joe Podbielski Juggles Class, Lab Duties and Working on Blackhawks

    Senior student Joseph Podbielski spends his school days helping manage labs for engineering students, and his summers helping design helicopters for S. . .

    Published: March 29, 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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  • MSE Alumni Pushing the Envelope with VR and AR Technology

    Zach Stone was one of the first undergraduate students to join the Materials Science and Engineering program back in 2001. Starting with a class of on. . .

    Published: March 8, 2019

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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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  • 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur Uses Engineering Skills To Bring People Affordable Glasses

    The daughter of an optometrist and a Farmington native, MSE alumna and Connecticut businesswoman Stephanie Higgins Bealing is using her materials sci. . .

    Published: February 6, 2019

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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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  • UConn Partners in $12.5M DOE Research Center on US Nuclear Security

    MSE Associate Professor Avinash Dongare will serve as one of the principal investigators for the Center for Research Excellence on Dynamically Deforme. . .

    Published: December 14, 2018

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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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  • From Undecided to Dean of Engineering

    As Dean at Michigan Tech, where the mascot is also a husky, Callahan has the important responsibility of leading the academic and research mission of . . .

    Published: December 7, 2018

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  • Alumna Alexandra Merkouriou Talks Outreach, Career, and Semiconductors

    Alexandra accredits her success and passion for materials science to her professors here at UConn and her colleagues at her current workplace. She rec. . .

    Published: December 3, 2018

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  • 2018 ASM Conference Allows MSE Undergraduates to Meet and Compete

    The 2018 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) Conference in Columbus, Ohio brought thousands of scientists and innovators from around the globe to . . .

    Published: November 5, 2018

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  • Accomplished Advisory Board Member Elected President of ASM

    MSE Department Advisory Board member and Senior Fellow Discipline Lead, Materials & Processes Engineeringat Pratt & Whitney Dr. Dave Furrer has been . . .

    Published: November 2, 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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  • UConn Material Advantage Student Chapter shows off at Farmington STEAM Night

    The UConn Material Advantage Student Chapter, consisting of MSE undergraduates Amanda Agui, Victoria Reichelderfer, and Joe Tracey, along with MSE ass. . .

    Published: October 26, 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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  • Making Research Connections at UConn

    Riley Blumenfield, a materials science and engineering student, Honors Program STEM scholar, and president of engineering sorority Phi Sigma Rho came . . .

    Published: October 15, 2018

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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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  • Graduating with a C.E.O – Erica Kramer, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, CEO

    For millions of patients worldwide, the best hope for recovery from traumatic bone injury or joint disease is an autograft — the use of bone harvest. . .

    Published: October 5, 2018

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  • Engineering Clubs Meet and Compete at Friendly Soccer Tournament

    By Marlese Lessing Undergraduate students from the department of Materials Science and Engineering proved victorious in a friendly soccer match agains. . .

    Published: October 3, 2018

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  • A Supercharged Atomic Engine

    MSE alumna Dr. Yomery Espinal made the news when her work on pyroelectrics and antiferroelectric fields was published in 'Science Trends.' She is a BD. . .

    Published: September 19, 2018

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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 e-Bulletin 2018

    Welcome to our 2018 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being c. . .

    Published: September 5, 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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  • New Findings May Lead to Sea Change in Desalination Technology

    In the current issue of Science, researchers at the University of Connecticut offer a new approach to manufacturing a key facet of the process — the. . .

    Published: August 17, 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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  • International Professional Honor Society Held Annual Banquet and Initiation Ceremony

    14 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students from the Materials Science and Engineering Department were inducted into Alpha Sigma Mu.. . .

    Published: June 11, 2018

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  • Army engineer gains work, life experience in the lab

    Manuel Rivas, an ARL materials engineer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, recently received his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the U. . .

    Published: June 8, 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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  • Senior Design Day 2018

    Congratulations to the 2018 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .

    Published: May 4, 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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  • Alumna Katie Read Develops Ceramic Matrix Composites as a Senior Engineer

    Whether developing material characterization methods, evaluating material properties, or correlating material properties with processing parameters Al. . .

    Published: April 30, 2018

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  • New Faculty Member Lesley Frame Joins MSE

    Lesley developed her extensive knowledge of materials science through her invaluable research, industry, and teaching experiences. Her most recent pos. . .

    Published: April 27, 2018

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  • STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier’s Learning Has No Borders

    Undergraduate and STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier was initially interested in attending medical school once he completed his degree in biomedical engineerin. . .

    Published: April 25, 2018

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  • Two MSE Graduate Students Participate in Civic Engagement at the Nation’s Capital

    Two UConn MSE graduate students Tulsi Patel and Manny Rivas were invited to attend the 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) Wor. . .

    Published: April 23, 2018

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  • Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite

    MSE professor Mei Wei turned to spiders and moths for inspiration. In particular, Wei focused on silk fibroin, a protein found in the silk fibers spun. . .

    Published: April 20, 2018

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  • Alumnus Kai Song Explores the “Unseen World” at Apple

    From UConn MSE graduate to Apple employee, alumnus Kai Song has come very far since his time at the University of Connecticut. As a senior hardware en. . .

    Published: April 18, 2018

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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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  • Yanghuang Lu Maximizes His Skills Within The MSE Department

    What does every field of engineering have in common? According to undergraduate Yanghuang Lu, they all involve utilizing materials to maximize the per. . .

    Published: April 9, 2018

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  • Senior MSE Student, Mariel Colby Looks Forward to Hands-On Industry Experience

    For undergraduate student Mariel Colby, studying MSE means increasing her career opportunities. Unlike other engineering programs where students are l. . .

    Published: March 23, 2018

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  • Seok-Woo taught “Materials Science” to Kids

    Seok-Woo participated in the STEM day at Farmington, CT on March 10th, 2018. East Farm Elementary School and Farmington Continuing Study organized thi. . .

    Published: March 22, 2018

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  • 5th Annual MSE Banquet

    Join our undergraduate (UCMA) and graduate (MRS) student organizations, faculty, and alumni for an MSE Night dedicated to celebrating our accomplishm. . .

    Published: March 21, 2018

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  • Technical Associate, Adam Wentworth Successfully Fulfills Many Roles Within MSE

    Researching, installing, maintaining and calibrating equipment are just some of the many responsibilities Adam Wentworth carries out as a technical as. . .

    Published: March 9, 2018

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  • Ph.D. Student, Cain Hung Explores the Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing

    Everyone in the field of materials science and engineering has a distinct definition of what it means to study the subject, but for 3rd-year graduate . . .

    Published: March 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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  • Welcoming New UCMA Officers of 2018

    Every year, UConn’s Materials Advantage Chapter (UCMA) holds an election to appoint new officers to the executive board. This year’s UCMA election. . .

    Published: February 21, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DECD Partner Profile: Pamir Alpay, Executive Director of the IPB at the UConn Tech Park

    A Conversation with Pamir Alpay, MSE faculty member and Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park.. . .

    Published: January 24, 2018

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  • MSE Welcomes New Faculty Member Jasna Jankovic

    We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Jasna Jankovic, who will serve as an assistant professor beginning January 2018.. . .

    Published: January 11, 2018

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  • MSE Undergraduate Awarded NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship  

    Recently, MSE Sophomore, Joyce Caliendo received the NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship. This grant will go towards Joyce’s current research on chitosan. . .

    Published: December 27, 2017

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  • Holiday Greetings

    Dear MS&E and friends, As I settle into my new role as MS&E department head, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and wish Pamir the very be. . .

    Published: December 22, 2017

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  • From Undecided Undergraduate to Successful MSE Student

    Originally, Junior and honors student Kenna Ritter came to UConn undecided about her major before ultimately choosing MSE. She vaguely knew she wanted. . .

    Published: December 13, 2017

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  • MSE Grad Student Takes Home Gold at National Engineering Conference

    John Sypek, MSE graduate student, was amongst a small group of students from across the country who received top honors from the Materials Research So. . .

    Published: December 8, 2017

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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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  • 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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  • Two MSE Undergraduate Students Push the Boundaries of Science for Space Exploration

    MSE undergraduate students, Hetal Patel and Amanda Giroux recently co-authored a scholarly article about their research entitled ‘Superelasticity an. . .

    Published: November 13, 2017

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  • MSE’s Tyler Flanagan Discusses Nanomechanical Research

    According to graduate student Tyler Flanagan, cold spray is more than just his current research topic, but an effective way to repair helicopter parts. . .

    Published: November 8, 2017

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  • Ph.D. Student Seeks to Discover, Design and Develop Better Materials

    To graduate student Rohit Batra, materials science and engineering is all about transforming what we know about nature, in order to harness it. . . .

    Published: November 6, 2017

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  • MSE Undergraduates Attend Materials Science & Technology 2017 Conference

    Nine MSE undergraduates went to the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2017 conference held at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburg. . .

    Published: November 2, 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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  • UConn MSE Seniors Attend World Maker Faire For NASA Capstone Project

    UConn MSE students presented their projects related to additive manufacturing at the World Maker Faire in NY Hall of Science Queens, NY for the third . . .

    Published: October 16, 2017

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  • UConn MSE Alumna Janet Callahan Facilitates a Conversation About Student Success

    MSE seminar speaker guest Janet Callahan, Ph.D., led a discussion panel for senior MSE students in Associate Professor Rainer Hebert’s senior design. . .

    Published: October 11, 2017

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  • Graduate Student Turns Early Interest Into a Career in MSE

    Ph.D. student, Gyuho Song’s path in materials science and engineering was paved at an early age. His passion for materials science started at age 10. . .

    Published: September 25, 2017

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  • UConn’s School of Engineering Announces UConn-ZEISS Partnership and Introduces New Microscopy Center

    The UConn School of Engineering announced the launch of a new UConn-ZEISS Partnership with the opening of a new, state of the art laboratory, the Reve. . .

    Published: September 8, 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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  • Metallurgy/MSE, Top 3rd Major With Highest Mid-Career Salary

    Did you know the average mid-career salary for a Materials Science and Engineering major in 2016 was around $98,000? . . .

    Published: August 14, 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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  • 1st Symposium on Computational Materials Research

    Quantum theory has been at the forefront of materials research as the technology shrinks towards the nanoscale. This has been partly driven by the pro. . .

    Published: July 24, 2017

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  • High Expectations for 1st Symposium on Computational Research

    Postdoctoral researchers from MSE and the Institute of Materials Science will hold their first symposium on Computational Research on Thursday, July 2. . .

    Published: July 24, 2017

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  • Ph.D. Student’s Research into Novel Intermetallic Compound Gains Traction

    John T. Sypek, third-year Ph.D. student in Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee’s lab, was first drawn to UConn because of the MSE program’s strong ti. . .

    Published: June 16, 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 Congratulates Haibo Yu as Graduate Student of the Year

    Each year, the MSE faculty vote to recognize the cumulative efforts of a near-graduating Ph.D. student for Graduate Student of the Year. The Departmen. . .

    Published: May 1, 2017

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