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  • From Formula 1 to Nanocalorimetry

    Discover How Formula 1 Sparks the Path for UConn MSE Alumna Lakshmi Ravi Narayan in MSE. . .

    Published: May 15, 2024

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  • Ever Wondered What Goes On in the New MSE Undergrad Labs?

    A tour of each room of the new Science 1 undergraduate labs, and their many uses. . .

    Published: May 8, 2024

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  • College of Engineering Names New Dean

    Ji-Cheng ‘JC’ Zhao brings 30 years' experience working in academia, industry, and government. . .

    Published: May 6, 2024

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  • “Find What Research is the Best Fit for You”

    Follow Cassidy Atkinson's dynamic journey in MSE, from inspiring mentors to international research ventures, as she forges a path towards innovation a. . .

    Published: May 1, 2024

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  • MSE Banquet 2024: Honoring Achievement and Community Spirit

    MSE celebrated and honored its undergraduate and graduate students at their annual banquet.. . .

    Published: April 29, 2024

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  • Student Advocacy in Action: UConn MSE Delegation’s Impactful Congressional Visits Day

    MSE students are advocating for research and educational funding in R&D, building personal connections with policymakers, and making a meaningful impa. . .

    Published: April 25, 2024

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  • Celebrating Excellence at CMOC 2024

    Outstanding accomplishments by MSE students Adanma Akoma, Lizu K.M Abu Hurayra, Binchao Zhao, and Zichen Wang at the Connecticut Symposium on Microele. . .

    Published: April 23, 2024

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  • Jasna Jankovic named 2024 Distinguished Engineering Educator

    Jasna Jankovic, Innovator in Clean Energy Materials, earned UConn’s Distinguished Engineering Educator Award. . .

    Published: April 17, 2024

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  • UConn Signs Contract With Air Force Research Laboratory

    The $10.5 million contract supports research on manufacturing challenges for high-temperature applications together with RTX as industry partner. . .

    Published: April 16, 2024

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  • A Materials Graduate Student’s Mission to Advance Latino Recruitment and Participation in STEM

    Luis A. Ortiz-Flores aims to inspire Latino Students in STEM studies and careers. . .

    Published: April 11, 2024

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  • Breakthrough Papers in Nature Materials and Advanced Materials Unveil Nano-scale Material Insights

    Professor Bryan Huey and his research team published in Nature Materials and Advanced Materials, Unveiling Nano-scale Insights into Material Propertie. . .

    Published: April 2, 2024

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  • The World’s Smallest Basketball, from the Basketball Capital of the World

    Laterally, the patterns are about 4-5 um. For comparison, a human hair is roughly 50 um. Hence, the world’s smallest basketball was chiseled here in. . .

    Published: March 18, 2024

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  • The People Are What Make MSE

    Discover the power of community, mentorship, and resilience in shaping alumna Victoria Reichelderfer's path to success with materials science and engi. . .

    Published: March 13, 2024

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  • Pioneering Piezoelectric: Karla Del Cid-Ledezma’s Research Shaping the Future of Semiconductors

    From Spelling Bee Champion to Materials Scientist: Karla Del Cid-Ledezma's Inspiring Path of Resilience, Innovation, and Commitment to Diversity in ST. . .

    Published: February 28, 2024

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  • A Look into the Life of the 2023 IPOEF Inspiration Award Winner

    MSE Undergrad Audrey Larson tells us about her patents, companies, and upcoming NASA co-op. . .

    Published: February 22, 2024

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  • MSE Faculty Members Awarded Grant by Office of Naval Research (ONR)

    Professor Serge Nakhmanson and his collaborators have been granted an award from ONR to support their collaborative research on High ZT thermoelectric. . .

    Published: February 14, 2024

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  • MSE Alumna Recognized by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

    Sharon Uwanyuze was listed on the ‘Five Blacks Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities’ list. . .

    Published: February 7, 2024

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  • How to Have Fun in A Ph.D. Program

    MSE alum Gyuho Song discusses working in Silicon Valley, as well as the inspiration behind his newly published book. . .

    Published: January 31, 2024

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  • Exploring Heavy Metals Along the Ocean Floor

    Assistant Professor Xueju "Sophie" Wang's study into ocean pollutants has earned her a prestigious award from the Office of Naval Research. . .

    Published: January 24, 2024

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  • Use MSE Knowledge To Solve Diverse Engineering Issues

    Paul Su, MSE alum (‘97), discusses his current position at FM Global as well as his patent. . .

    Published: January 23, 2024

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  • MSE Is All Around You

    MSE alum Donghyun Kim discusses how his interest in corrosion led to his current position at Nokia Bell Labs. . .

    Published: January 17, 2024

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  • Majoring In MSE Will Help You Shoot For The Stars

    Aurora Buswell, undergraduate MSE major, discusses her experience interning at NASA. . .

    Published: December 14, 2023

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  • MSE Undergrad Receives IPO Education Foundation Inspiration Award 2023

    Video: Congratulations, Audrey Larson, on IPO Education Foundation's 2023 Inspiration Award!. . .

    Published: December 11, 2023

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  • Professor Cato T. Laurencin Named IPO Education Foundation Inventor of Year 2023

    Video: Recognizing the world’s most outstanding recent inventors and how they benefit the nation’s economy and quality of life.. . .

    Published: December 11, 2023

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  • 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

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  • Publications by MSE Ph.D. Candidate Featured in MDPI Journal – Materials

    Ummay Habiba's Published Articles in the Journal "Materials". . .

    Published: December 1, 2023

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  • Fall 2023 MSE Graduate Student Elevator Talk Competition Winners

    Congratulations to the first three winners of the Elevator Talk Competition. . .

    Published: November 29, 2023

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • “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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • “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

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  • “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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • “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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • “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

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  • 2023 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

    Join us to celebrate our graduate students!. . .

    Published: April 1, 2023

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Undergraduate Recovers Silver from Computer Keyboards

    Jack Kaszas reveals the results of his independent research project. . .

    Published: March 23, 2023

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  • 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

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  • Two MSE Alumni Join the MSE External Advisory Board

    We welcome Paul Su and Victoria Reichelderfer to the Board!. . .

    Published: March 16, 2023

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Alumnus Reflects on His Wonderful Time at UConn

    Alumnus Haibo Yu reflects on his positive experience at UConn . . .

    Published: February 24, 2023

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Graduate Student Presented at the SHPE Conference

    Karla Del Cid-Ledezma presented at the SHPE Conference in North Carolina . . .

    Published: November 22, 2022

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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