Studying Materials Is Like Listening To An Orchestral Symphony
MSE alumna Rose Cersonsky reflects on her time at UConn and discusses her relatively new job as assistant professor. . .
Published: December 7, 2023
Publications by MSE Ph.D. Candidate Featured in MDPI Journal – Materials
Ummay Habiba's Published Articles in the Journal "Materials". . .
Published: December 1, 2023
Fall 2023 MSE Graduate Student Elevator Talk Competition Winners
Congratulations to the first three winners of the Elevator Talk Competition. . .
Published: November 29, 2023
UConn MSE Sweeps the 2023 ASM International Materials Challenges
UConn MSE undergraduate students placed first in two different materials challenges and MSE PhD student placed 3rd at the annual IMAT – Heat Treat c. . .
Published: November 16, 2023
Learn Enough that the Unfamiliar Becomes Familiar
MSE alum Francis Kyle Cielo discusses why he chose materials science and engineering as major and the career he has now because of it. . .
Published: November 3, 2023
MSE e-Bulletin 2023
Welcome to our 2023 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being co. . .
Published: October 20, 2023
MSE Grad Student Wins Second Place In MS&T Poster Competition
Fatin Ishtiyaq, MSE Ph.D. candidate, won second place in a renowned poster contest for his research that could advance military and space technologies. . .
Published: October 20, 2023
Two UConn Professors Recognized At The Annual American Ceramic Society Meeting
Bryan Huey and Dr. Cato Laurencin were recognized at the 2023 ACerS meeting. . .
Published: October 13, 2023
“MSE Is Not Just A Subject; It’s A Constantly Evolving Universe Of Possibilities”
MSE Professor Yuanyuan Zhu explains how her research could mean a future with less reliance on fossil fuels. . .
Published: October 9, 2023
Congratulations to MSE Professor Radenka Maric
Celebrating her inauguration with Dr. Justin Roller, President Maric’s 1st Ph.D. student in MSE, along with MSE professors Huey, Aindow, and Jankovi. . .
Published: October 3, 2023
Working Towards Safer Vessels For Our Navy
Ph.D. student Matthew Caruso delves into the world of ductility dip cracking and how he works towards preventing it. . .
Published: September 29, 2023
MSE Professors’ Work Featured on Cover Of Journal Of Applied Physics
The cover of the September 2023 edition of JAP will feature the work of two MSE professors . . .
Published: September 26, 2023
MSE Welcomes Alexander Dupuy to the Department
Dupuy’s diverse research interests and expertise will be incredible for the growth and advancement of our department. . .
Published: September 8, 2023
Pamir Alpay Appointed Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
President Maric appoints Pamir Alpay Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. . .
Published: September 7, 2023
Scientists Create New Material Five Times Lighter and Four Times Stronger Than Steel
Researchers have developed a highly robust material with an extremely low density by constructing a structure using DNA and subsequently coating it in. . .
Published: August 30, 2023
Be Part of the Materials Science Revolution
The University of Connecticut’s Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department is home to the #1 public MSE programme in the Northeastern United. . .
Published: August 16, 2023
Strong as Glass
By building a structure out of DNA and then coating it with glass, researchers have created a very strong material with very low density. . .
Published: July 26, 2023
Brand-New Science 1 Facility Touted as Game-Changer for UConn
The state-of-the-art facility offers 198,000 square feet for research, teaching, and innovation. . .
Published: June 16, 2023
High School to Advanced Manufacturing Development: Vincent Palumbo’s Journey to Mott Corporation
How a UConn MSE Alumnus found himself in a career where he continues to be excited about working every day. . . .
Published: June 14, 2023
EAG Laboratories Scientist Shares Insight into Nanotechnology Research
From Nanoindentation to AFM and beyond, MSE alumnus shares insights into his work and how his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering prepared him . . .
Published: May 31, 2023
Make a Positive Impact on Someone Else’s Life
Jake Lampron works to enhance technology that is necessary for those living with Diabetes. . .
Published: May 26, 2023
Work for a Company that Works for You
Aliya Eichacker (formerly Aliya Carter), MSE alumna, discusses why she chose her current job. . .
Published: May 17, 2023
“Work Hard and Never Give Up”: An Alumna’s Advice to Current MSE Students
Gabrielle Charno, MSE alumna, gives advice to current students. . .
Published: May 12, 2023
“Explore Everything Materials Science and Engineering Has to Offer”
Noveen Delaram, UConn MSE alum, gives advice to students looking to pursue a career in materials science and engineering. . .
Published: May 10, 2023
Discovering the Power of Materials Science at UConn: “Material is the foundation of everything.”
Zhongyuan Li pushes the boundaries of polymer composite resilience in his recent publication. . . .
Published: May 8, 2023
How UConn MSE Faculty Transformed Undergraduate Student Yinyu Wang Inside and Out
Yinyu Wang has seen development in both his personal and academic life after working consistently in the UConn MSE Laboratories.. . .
Published: May 5, 2023
MSE Professor Collaborates With Others to Write Accomplished Research Paper
Jasna Jankovic published a top 25 research paper in collaboration with six of her colleagues. . .
Published: May 2, 2023
“It’s Alright to Rely on Others, and to Ask Questions”
Benjamin Labkovsky reflects on his time at UConn and gives advice to his fellow undergraduates. . .
Published: April 28, 2023
MSE Students Are Incredibly Well-Rounded
Emma Lucas excels in her studies as well as on the women’s rowing team. . .
Published: April 26, 2023
The Husky Behind Intel: How UConn Alumnus Chigozie Muoto is Driving Innovation
Despite the overwhelming number of options Muoto was facing after attaining his PhD, he found his niche by combining his background in processing engi. . .
Published: April 24, 2023
MSE’s Involvement in the University Materials Council
Department Head Bryan Huey’s thoughts on being elected UMC chair and the bright future of materials science and engineering at UConn. . .
Published: April 17, 2023
Meet MSE Alumnus Vincent Ybanez Working at the Forefront of Jet Engine Technology
Vincent Ybanez makes a name for himself at Pratt & Whitney with his innovative work in repair technology.. . .
Published: April 14, 2023
It’s Never Too Late to Switch to MSE!
Gina Parlato switched her major to MSE even though it delayed her graduation. . .
Published: April 12, 2023
Another Strong Addition to the MSE External Advisory Board
We welcome Steve Mayott to the Board, and will miss Peter Jarrett after many years of service!. . .
Published: April 10, 2023
You Can Inspire Your Kids Someday to Study MSE
Anthony Manni, UConn MSE alum, chose to study materials science and engineering after being inspired by his father. . .
Published: April 6, 2023
“Every Leap in Human Civilization is Dependent on the Discovery of New Materials”
MSE alumnus Garvit Agarwal explains how materials science and engineering is a compelling and multidisciplinary field. . .
Published: April 5, 2023
2023 Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Join us to celebrate our graduate students!. . .
Published: April 1, 2023
Sharon Uwanyuze Wants to Lessen Pollution in the Aerospace and Automotive Industries
Graduate student Sharon Uwanyuze shares her hopes for the impact her graduate research will have. . .
Published: March 31, 2023
MSE Alumnus Adam Wentworth Uses 3D Printing to Create Patient-Specific Models at Mayo Clinic
Senior Engineer at Mayo Clinic and Co-Founder of Teal Bio Inc. says the key to success is involvement. . .
Published: March 24, 2023
Undergraduate Recovers Silver from Computer Keyboards
Jack Kaszas reveals the results of his independent research project. . .
Published: March 23, 2023
MSE Professor Gao Encourages Students to Take an ‘Open-Minded Approach’
MSE Professor Pu-Xian Gao takes an open-minded and interdisciplinary approach to his classrooms and labs. . .
Published: March 20, 2023
Two MSE Alumni Join the MSE External Advisory Board
We welcome Paul Su and Victoria Reichelderfer to the Board!. . .
Published: March 16, 2023
The Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering Launched at UConn
UConn President Radenka Maric: 'The Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering will have extraordinary impact on the world'. . .
Published: March 11, 2023
It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask If You’re Interested in MSE Lab Work
Jackson Kazsas proves it’s possible to flourish in a professor’s research lab as an undergraduate MSE student. . .
Published: March 8, 2023
Study MSE to Make a Difference in Your Interests
Kyrus Tsai, MSE graduate student, wants to combine his passion for sustainability with a sport he loves - tennis. . .
Published: March 3, 2023
Become a Catalyst for the Advancement of Humanity by Studying MSE
Manuel Rivas, former PhD student, encourages MSE students to attend academic conferences and to work to inspire the next generation. . .
Published: February 28, 2023
Alumnus Reflects on His Wonderful Time at UConn
Alumnus Haibo Yu reflects on his positive experience at UConn . . .
Published: February 24, 2023
Space Nerds and Cyborgs Study MSE!
Seth Utter participated in the NASA Pathways Program over the course of three internships at three different NASA branches. . .
Published: February 17, 2023
MSE Alumna Encourages: “Don’t be shy to get your hands dirty”
Girija Marathe’s advice on the importance of embracing opportunities and getting your hands dirty in the field of MSE. . .
Published: February 7, 2023
MSE Undergraduate Research Opportunities is What Drew Matthew Carragher to UConn
Undergraduate student chose to attend UConn because of MSE’s undergraduate research opportunities. . .
Published: February 1, 2023
Volkan Ortalan Takes DoD University Research Equipment Awards
Four UConn Researchers Take DoD University Research Equipment Awards. The highly competitive Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURI. . .
Published: January 24, 2023
Andres Godoy Wins Chateaubriand Fellowship
Graduate Student Andres Godoy wins the prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship to study for a semester in France . . .
Published: January 20, 2023
Xueju (Sophie) Wang is a 2022 EML Young Investigator Award Winner
Professor Wang is honored by EML for her research in mechanics of functional materials and structures.. . .
Published: January 13, 2023
Dr. Cato Laurencin Receives Shu Chien Achievement Award
Most prestigious honor bestowed by the Biomedical Engineering Society's BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Group. . .
Published: January 12, 2023
MSE Students Visit Nucor for the First Time Since the Pandemic
Professor Frame and Professor Leek take students to Nucor for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.. . .
Published: November 23, 2022
Graduate Student Presented at the SHPE Conference
Karla Del Cid-Ledezma presented at the SHPE Conference in North Carolina . . .
Published: November 22, 2022
MSE Alumnus Thanks his Previous Major Advisor for his Successes
Alumnus Junfei Weng states that his UConn major advisor, Pu-Xian Gao, provided him with the tools to work at Umicore . . .
Published: November 16, 2022
UConn Sparked an Undergraduate Student’s Love for MSE
Undergraduate student Jaclyn Grace is highly involved on campus because of her love for materials science and engineering. . .
Published: November 9, 2022
Theo Kattamis Retires after being with UConn’s MSE for Over 50 Years
Theo Kattamis retires after a dedicated career in materials science and engineering.. . .
Published: November 4, 2022
MSE e-Bulletin 2022
Our 2022 Outreach Bulletin shares news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni intervie. . .
Published: October 3, 2022
Programming Adaptive Structures of Stimuli-Responsive Materials via Selective Mechanical and Light Control
Xueju “Sophie” Wang’s paper, “Morphing of Stiffness-Heterogeneous Liquid Crystal Elastomers Via Mechanical Training and Locally Controlled Pho. . .
Published: September 30, 2022
UConn Names Radenka Maric as 17th President
Maric, previously vice president for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, has served as interim president since February.. . .
Published: September 29, 2022
WFSB Channel 3: UConn Rover Prototype is Part of ‘Big Idea’ Contest from NASA
An interdisciplinary team of UConn undergraduates are finalists in the NASA Big Idea Challenge.. . .
Published: September 23, 2022
Professor Wang Receives the NIH Trailblazer Award
Assistant Professor Xueju ‘Sophie” Wang granted $643,591 from the NIH Trailblazer Award for her research on improving human health.. . .
Published: September 14, 2022
Lesley Frame awarded UTC Professorships in Engineering Innovation
Lesley Frame recognized for her contributions to materials science and engineering by being awarded the title UTC Professor.. . .
Published: September 7, 2022
Designing a Lighter Fuel Cell with Higher Current Density
A team of UConn engineering researchers is working with Technology Commercialization Services to bring a tubular design of a fuel cell to market.. . .
Published: August 26, 2022
Department of Energy Early Career Award Recipient Yuanyuan Zhu
Among the 83 university and DOE national lab researchers announced as recipients of the award for 2022, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and E. . .
Published: August 12, 2022
UConn’s Cato T. Laurencin named 2023 Priestley Medalist
The scientist and engineer has been honored for seminal and lasting research benefiting humankind. . .
Published: July 13, 2022
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Elected to the European Academy of Sciences
The prestigious European Academy of Sciences has recognized UConn's Dr. Cato T. Laurencin for his visionary and pioneering work in the field of regene. . .
Published: June 16, 2022
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Honored with the Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award
UConn's Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has been awarded the AOA Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics (DCO) Award for his remarkable personal achievement. . .
Published: June 16, 2022
Katie Read (MSE BS ’11, MS ’17)
Katie Read is a Project Lead for Ceramic Matrix Composites Processing at Pratt & Whitney who got her start at the UConn Materials Science and Engineer. . .
Published: May 27, 2022
Undergraduate Student Chose to Study Materials Science and Engineering Over Mechanical Engineering
Senior Hale Tresselt discusses how she made the decision to study materials science and engineering over mechanical engineering at UConn. . . .
Published: May 13, 2022
Fiona Leek Selected as Undergraduate Faculty Career Mentor of the Year
The Director of MSE Undergraduate Laboratories Fiona Leek was nominated for the Undergraduate Faculty Career Mentor of the Year Award by UConn student. . .
Published: May 11, 2022
Studying at UConn MSE was Ryan Gordon’s Best Decision
According to Ryan Gordon, “there is not a single engineering degree that is as useful to a new undergraduate as material science and engineering.”. . .
Published: April 29, 2022
Robert Williams Selected for a Fulbright Fellowship
Robert Williams Selected for a Fulbright FellowshipHonors undergraduate student selected for a Fulbright Fellowship in Vietnam. . .
Published: April 27, 2022
MSE Adjunct Professor Daniel Goberman ‘never lets the class get bored’
Adjunct Professor, Raytheon Technical Fellow, and External Advisory Board member Daniel Goberman discusses his unique role within MSE.. . .
Published: April 22, 2022
Undergraduate Student’s Internship Success at IBM
Undergraduate student Ria Paranjape’s success at her three IBM summer internships . . .
Published: April 18, 2022
Radio Interview on WILI 95.3FM: UConn students building a lunar rover prototype for NASA
Listen to the radio interview with the interdisciplinary team of UConn undergraduate students, the finalists in the 2022 NASA BIG Idea Challenge. &nb. . .
Published: April 13, 2022
U.S. News MSE Program Ranking
US News rankings reward UConn with biggest jump ahead for any materials program nationwide.. . .
Published: April 6, 2022
UConn Student Team Aims for the Moon with Lunar Rover Design
An interdisciplinary team of UConn undergraduates are finalists in the NASA Big Idea Challenge.. . .
Published: April 4, 2022
Avanish Mishra’s Journey from Astrophysics into the Field of MSE
Postdoc, Avanish Mishra, describes his journey of discovering his passion for materials science and engineering. . .
Published: March 30, 2022
Professor Jankovic Served as a Panelist at H2 View’s Virtual Hydrogen Summit Europe 2022
Assistant Professor Jasna Jankovic spoke as a panelist and served as a mentor for Women in Green Hydrogen. . .
Published: March 23, 2022
MSE Graduate Student Contributes to Aerospace Innovation
Graduate student Sarshad Rommel praises the opportunities bestowed by UConn’s MSE department in his aerospace research. . . .
Published: March 4, 2022
Thoughtful Insights with Alumnus Burc Misirlioglu
MSE alum reflects on his experience in UConn’s doctorate program and discusses his current position as the Department Head of MSE at Sabanci Univers. . .
Published: February 18, 2022
Amir Soleymani Improves the Understanding of PEMFC Catalyst Materials and Addresses Future Opportunities in the Field
MSE graduate student recently published in Advanced Functional Materials.. . .
Published: February 9, 2022
Pamir Alpay Named Interim Vice President for Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Interim President Radenka Maric appoints Pamir Alpay to serve as interim Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at UConn.. . .
Published: February 7, 2022
Xueju “Sophie” Wang Receives CAREER Award
MSE Assistant Professor “Sophie” Wang granted the Prestigious NSF CAREER Award. . .
Published: February 2, 2022
UConn Celebrates Dr. Cato T. Laurencin for Historic NAACP Top Honor
Previous Spingarn Medal recipients have included Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson, and others. . .
Published: January 31, 2022
MSE PhD Candidate Encourages Other Female Researchers to Not Doubt Their Own Voices
Though the journey of earning a PhD in materials science and engineering is a long one, Suman Kumari has not let any challenge stop her.. . .
Published: January 26, 2022
Getting to Know Incoming UConn Interim President Radenka Maric: ‘For Me, The Students Are Everything
Professor Maric brings experience in mentoring, private industry, and international scholarship to new role. . .
Published: January 21, 2022
First Generation Graduate and MSE Postdoc Doesn’t Plan On Leaving Academia
Postdoctoral researcher Monia Nielson’s desire to learn brought her from nanoscience and Denmark to MSE and UConn. . .
Published: December 10, 2021
MSE Alumnus Gives Advice To Prospective MSE Faculty
MSE alumnus Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi was inspired by great professors to become one himself . . .
Published: December 1, 2021
A Brighter Future for Clean Energy, Dr. Jankovic’s Research Leads the Way
MSE assistant professor Jasna Jankovic is one of the distinguished faculty members at the Center for for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2).. . .
Published: November 15, 2021
MSE Alumnus and NIST Scientist Reflects on His Passion for Materials and Rowing
Without rowing shells, alumnus and NIST scientist William Osborn might never have gone into MSE . . .
Published: November 12, 2021
Graduate Student Publishes Research on SrNi2P2 Pseudo-elasticity in Nano Letters
MSE graduate student Shuyang Xiao recently published research which offers a promising future for the development of high performance super-elastic ma. . .
Published: November 5, 2021
MSE Undergraduate Earns Her Degree as Both Student and Teaching Assistant
After discovering her passion for MSE, Undergraduate Brianna Westenfield has taken on the role of a teaching assistant and mentor in an effort to shar. . .
Published: October 29, 2021
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 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
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
MSE Students’ Fluxtrol Research Makes Semifinals at National Heat Treat Society Conference
MSE senior Quenten Dean led fellow MSE student competitors as they participated in the nation’s largest, annual thermal processing conference. . .
Published: October 13, 2021