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
University of Connecticut solar tree will offer campus visitors a place to recharge
An industrial design team is constructing a 12-foot, aluminum tree topped with nine large, leaf-shaped solar panels. The solar tree is the brainchild . . .
Published: July 7, 2021
MSE Alumnus Leads Quality in Rolling at the World’s Largest Aluminum Rolling Mill
After earning his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering and spending several years in R&D, Dr. Dharma Maddala went on to be the Lead Rolling Meta. . .
Published: June 28, 2021
Graduate Student Contributes to Innovation in the Aircraft Industry
Third-year doctoral student, Ummay Habiba, explores the application of additive manufacturing to the aircraft industry. . . .
Published: June 23, 2021
Parachutist Shatters State Record At Ellington Airport
MSE alumnus Doug Hendrix dusted the unofficial state record of 61 jumps in a day by performing 100 successful skydives over Ellington Wednesday.. . .
Published: June 21, 2021
MSE Graduate Student and Army Soldier Facilitates Mass Vaccination Site
Michael Fazzino spends his days as an Army officer working at a CT mass vaccination site and his nights as an MSE graduate student.. . .
Published: June 16, 2021
MSE Alumnus Tackles Aerospace Industry Issues With Aero Gear in AFRL and UConn Collaboration
MSE alumnus Patrick Brueckner is part of a UConn project to advance the state aerospace industry’s impact on worldwide issues.. . .
Published: June 14, 2021
Jumping for a Cause | Skydiver hopes to Break State Record to Raise Funds for Local Fire Department
MSE alumnus Doug Hendrix will attempt to make 100 jumps in a day.. . .
Published: June 11, 2021
MSE Seniors Redesign Alloy Casting of Senior Souvenir
MSE Seniors Megan and Marin took on a special project through their final semester as they redesigned the classic ‘UCONN’ Souvenir . . .
Published: June 9, 2021
MSE Alumnus and Current GE Engineer Returns Virtually to UConn Through MEng Program
James Kos’ passion for education drove him to pursue his master’s degree through the MEng program while working full-time as a GE Engineer.. . .
Published: May 17, 2021
MSE PhD Student Reflects on Industry Internship Across the World
Thomas Moran gained both industry and cultural exposure through his experience interning in Japan.. . .
Published: May 14, 2021
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
National Academy of Sciences Elects Two More UConn Scientists
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. was elected to the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Sciences.. . .
Published: May 5, 2021
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
MSE Graduate Student Inspired by Interdisciplinary Research to Pursue Entrepreneurship
Moe Daeipour tackles two areas of graduate research with the goal of becoming his own boss.. . .
Published: April 14, 2021
MSE Alumna Appointed CTO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
Alumna Jackie Garofano joins the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology as their Chief Technology Officer. . .
Published: April 7, 2021
MSE Alumna Serves U.S. Air Force as NRC Research Associate
UConn MSE alumna Tulsi Patel conducts her own research as an NRC Research Associate with the United States Air Force.. . .
Published: April 7, 2021
MSE Undergraduate Student Receives a Research Aide Appointment with Argonne National Laboratory
MSE undergraduate student, Samuel Schaefer, has accepted a Research Aide Appointment at Argonne National Laboratory as part of a collaboration with MS. . .
Published: April 5, 2021
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
New Addition to MSE External Advisory Board
Lei Chen, Pratt & Whitney Discipline Chief for Surface Engineering, joins MSE's External Advisory Board.. . .
Published: March 31, 2021
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
MSE Undergraduate Seeks to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission through Research on Air Filtration Systems
University Scholar and third-year MSE undergraduate student, Robert Williams, is performing research on air filtration systems that may help to reduce. . .
Published: March 22, 2021
MSE Graduate Gives Advice to Fellow International Students
Shuyang Xiao, a graduate student from Beijing, speaks about his experience as an MSE international student .. . .
Published: March 17, 2021
MSE Graduate Student Researches Alternative Energy Sources
Graduate student Sara Pedram moved from Iran to the U.S. looking for work in chemical engineering. Instead, she found UConn MSE and an interest in sus. . .
Published: March 15, 2021
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
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
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
MSE Undergrad Is Paving the Way for Underrepresented Women in the Field of Engineering
Undergraduate Brittany Nelson Forges a Place for Underrepresented Women in MSE.. . .
Published: February 24, 2021
MSE Graduate Student Tackles the Future of Energy Innovation
Third-year MSE doctoral student Amir Soleymani is conducting research at the forefront of energy innovation.. . .
Published: February 19, 2021
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
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
Army Research Laboratory Internship Later Influences Student’s Doctoral Dissertation Research
MSE graduate student speaks on internship experience at ARL.. . .
Published: December 23, 2020
MSE Undergraduate Student Receives Grant to Research Titanium Metallurgy on the Moon
Undergraduate Student Sarah Myrick is awarded NASA CT Space Grant Consortium Award. . . .
Published: December 22, 2020
Graduate Student’s Research Aids Green Technology Revolution
MSE graduate student investigates PEMFC technology to replace fossil fuels with sustainable energy alternatives. . . .
Published: December 21, 2020
Diverse Experiences in MSE Doctoral Program Help Shape Alumna’s Career
Bahareh Deljoo, Ph.D., graduated from UConn MSE with a diverse set of skills that prepared her for a career in engineering at Intel.. . .
Published: December 18, 2020
Garofano Named a Woman of Innovation
Jacquelynn Garofano has been selected as a finalist by the Women of Innovation Committee on its Sixteenth Anniversary. . . .
Published: December 2, 2020
MSE Graduate Student Develops Novel Hybrid Convolution Neural Network
MSE graduate student, Rajat Sainju, is co-author to one of the top 100 most downloaded materials science papers for Scientific Reports in 2019. . . .
Published: November 30, 2020
MSE Alumna Jacquelynn Garofano Honored from the Society of Women Engineers
MSE Alumna Jacquelynn Garofano as honored with a Spark Award from the Society of Women Engineers.. . .
Published: November 19, 2020
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
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
MSE Doctoral Student Benefits from Collaboration with Aerospace Company
Hannah Leonard, MSE graduate student, investigates a new generation of aluminum alloys in research collaboration with Collins Aerospace. . . .
Published: November 9, 2020
Dr. Laurencin Named Recipient of 2020 Von Hippel Award
University Professor Cato T. Laurencin, MD, Ph.D., has been widely recognized for his exceptional achievements in engineering, science, medicine and t. . .
Published: November 4, 2020
MSE Alumna Receives Women in Science Leadership Award
MSE alumna Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D. wins award for her encouragement of young women in the sciences. . . .
Published: November 3, 2020
MSE e-Bulletin 2020
Our 2020 Outreach Bulletin shares news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni intervie. . .
Published: October 14, 2020
MSE Graduate Student Discovers Career Path During Difficult Times
Third year MSE graduate student Marco Echeverria spent a second highly productive summer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).. . .
Published: October 5, 2020
MSE Welcomes Xueju “Sophie” Wang to the Department
We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member Xueju “Sophie” Wang who joins our department as an assistant professor this fall.. . .
Published: September 4, 2020
Digging Into a More Cost-Effective Solar Technology
Bryan Huey and his postdoc Jingfeng Song have produced some compelling research reported in the journal Nature Communications that could lead to anoth. . .
Published: August 17, 2020
Diving Deeper Into Her Hobbies Sparked an MSE Sophomore’s Passion For Learning About Materials
Elise Bessette’s interests in 3-D printing and robotics set her on a path to become an MSE major. . . .
Published: July 13, 2020
To Megan Hurley, MSE is a Close Community As Well As a Fascinating Major
When undergraduate Megan Hurley discovered the camaraderie and how tight-knit the MSE department was, she knew that it was a perfect fit for her.. . .
Published: June 24, 2020
UConn, Army Research Lab Collaborate on New Portable, Renewable Energy Technology
S. Pamir Alpay, and alumna Yomery Espinal ’18 PhD have published a paper on a novel portable pyroelectric technology in Cell Reports Physical Scienc. . .
Published: June 19, 2020
Two Local Doctors Come Up with Alternative Greeting to Replace Handshake
One handshake can confer about 124 million bacteria, so that’s why the two doctors came up with an alternative, the “Laurencin-McClinton greeting.. . .
Published: June 12, 2020
Thanks to the Work of MSE Alumnus David Wikholm, Robots May Become Lab Assistants
Wikholm sees the MSE program as a hidden gem that is fundamental to almost any engineering field. . . .
Published: June 10, 2020
A Single Class Paved the Way for MSE Alumnus Ryan Noraas to Discover His Field of Study
Being introduced to machine learning and artificial intelligence at UConn influenced Noraas’s current projects at Pratt & Whitney.. . .
Published: June 4, 2020
MSE Professor Inducted Into Young Academy
Assistant Professor Stefan Schaffoener joins the Young Academy | Mainz for promising young scholars.. . .
Published: May 18, 2020
Congratulations to the 2020 MSE Senior Design Project Winners!
13 teams of MSE seniors virtually presented their Senior Design Projects for the annual Senior Design Day.. . .
Published: May 15, 2020
INTPART Grant Will Encourage Collaboration with US and European Universities
A $430,000 grant aims to strengthen international collaborations.. . .
Published: May 13, 2020
MSE Graduate Student Reaches Out to Help High Schoolers Transition to College
Jessica Maita balances her research with giving high schoolers valuable college advice.. . .
Published: May 11, 2020
Alpay Named UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
S. Pamir Alpay, Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships, has been named a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, after a vote by t. . .
Published: May 8, 2020
Professor Hebert Leads Successful Research Collaboration Between UConn MSE and Industry
MSE professor Rainer Hebert ran a study on additive manufacturing in conjunction with the Collins Aerospace Center and industry companies.. . .
Published: May 6, 2020
UKindness – A Resource for Students
Student Affairs has launched a University-wide initiative intended to inform, engage, and connect with students throughout the University during the C. . .
Published: April 29, 2020
MSE Undergraduate Student Earns National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
MSE Undergrad Christopher Choi ’20 is one of three undergraduate students that have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. . .
Published: April 23, 2020
MSE Publication is one of the Top 100 Most Downloaded Papers on Physics
The publication from MSE graduate students and faculty members appears on a list from Scientific Reports. . . .
Published: April 20, 2020
Why Choose Material Science and Engineering?
Material science and engineering is used to create and refine the materials that are the foundation of all the things you use every day. UConn’s Mat. . .
Published: April 15, 2020
UConn MSE Senior Selected as SOE Student Commencement Speaker
MSE student Riley Blumenfield has been selected by the School of Engineering as the student speaker for the undergraduate commencement ceremony. . . .
Published: April 13, 2020
Maric leads UConn’s research, innovation and entrepreneurship
MSE Professor Maric brings her passion for both education and engineering into her position as vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneu. . .
Published: April 9, 2020
MSE’s Metalworking Club Offers a Unique Experience for MSE Students
UConn's Material Science and Engineering (MSE) department offers a variety of hands-on opportunities for its students, including the MetalWorking Club. . .
Published: April 6, 2020
MSE Professor’s Research is More Than What Meets the Eye
Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee deals with materials on a microscopic scale that have an immense impact on mechanical devices.. . .
Published: April 1, 2020
An MSE Undergrad’s Interest in Corrosion Led Him to the Perfect Research Project
MSE Senior Alex Perkins is currently working on a research project that has helped him reinforce his academic passions.. . .
Published: March 30, 2020
MSE Alumnus Joins External Advisory Board
MSE alumnus Neal Magdefrau is the newest addition to the MSE External Advisory Board. . .
Published: March 9, 2020
MSE Students Recognized at EMA 2020
Ayana Ghosh and Lucas Enright won awards for their research presentations at the annual EMA conference.. . .
Published: March 5, 2020
Canceled: 7th Annual MSE Banquet, April 3, 2020
Due to the recent university announcements regarding COVID-19, unfortunately, we need to cancel the MSE Banquet scheduled for Friday, 4/3. . . .
Published: March 4, 2020
How Working with NASA Led Theresa Nosel to Major in MSE
A MSE Sophomore learned to love materials science through her internships at NASA.. . .
Published: February 28, 2020
Lesley Frame Voted Vice President of Heat Treat Society
Assistant Professor Lesley Frame is the first woman in an HTS Officer Role. . .
Published: February 17, 2020
MSE Senior was One of Two Undergraduates Nationwide to Present in Advanced Round of Heat Treat Society Competition
MSE undergrad Indranie Rambarran made it to semi-finalist round in HTS student research competition.. . .
Published: February 17, 2020
MSE Undergraduate Interns at Oakridge National Lab
MSE Sophomore Ryan Gordon has been offered a prestigious internship at Oakridge National Lab though SULI Program. . .
Published: February 14, 2020
Forged in Fire; UConn Students Start Metal Working Club
MSE assistant professor Lesley Frame serves as a faculty adviser to the students metal working club. . . .
Published: February 5, 2020
How a Materials Scientist Steps Out Of His Comfort Zone by Conducting Diverse Research Projects In a User Facility at NCSU
MSE alumnus Ching-Chang Chung, Ph.D., works with a wide range of materials such as insects and fossils.. . .
Published: February 3, 2020
Ryan Keech Turned his Interest in Sports to a Successful MSE Career
As a sports fan looking for a college major, Ryan Keech became interested in the design and processing of football helmets and baseball bats in high s. . .
Published: January 24, 2020
New UConn Research Center Provides Reliable Data, Realistic Simulations for Manufacturing Industry
Assistant Professor Lesley Frame is the director of the new Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD) at IPB.. . .
Published: January 23, 2020
Recent Ph.D. Graduate’s Work Featured in Journal of Materials Science
MSE graduate Abhinav Poozhikunnath's work was selected by the Journal of Materials Science for publication as the cover article for the print issue to. . .
Published: December 20, 2019
Why the Honors Program was ‘Worth the Challenge’ for Andrew Levin
Andrew Levin wanted to research technologies that could combat climate change. Majoring in Materials Science and Engineering united his interests in n. . .
Published: December 18, 2019
How One Student’s Bladesmithing Hobby Launched a Metalworking Club with over 200 Members
Two hundred years ago, one could find a blacksmith in every town or village in America. Handcrafting metal objects, from cooking utensils and candle h. . .
Published: December 16, 2019
Collaboration to Commercialize Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
MSE Assistant Professor Jasna Jankovic is teaming with industrial partners to accelerate the development of high volume fabrication of components to f. . .
Published: December 4, 2019
How MSE Prepared Michelle Such to Enter a Growing Industry
MSE undergraduate Michelle Such is searching for ways to create aircraft parts more efficiently using 3D printing.. . .
Published: December 2, 2019
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
MSE e-Bulletin 2019
Welcome to our 2019 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being c. . .
Published: November 22, 2019
Grad Student Sharon Uwanyuze Wins a Rare Scholarship for Her Work on Refractory Ceramics
Sharon Uwanyuze, a Ph.D. candidate in Assistant Professor Stefan Schaffoener’s lab, was one of three students nationwide who received "The Refractor. . .
Published: November 8, 2019
Undergraduate MS&T Awards Include $1750 and Grad School Prep
MSE undergraduates won awards totaling $1750 for dome design and research presentations at the annual Materials Science & Technology conference in Por. . .
Published: October 25, 2019
From Failure Analysis to Blade Design
After spending years analyzing the reasons why helicopter parts broke, MSE alumna Rheanna Ward has learned that failure is rarely the end.. . .
Published: October 11, 2019
MSE Alumnus and Small Business Entrepreneur Brings a Unique Perspective to the External Advisory Board
Please join us in welcoming alumnus Neal Magdefrau, Ph.D., to the MSE External Advisory Board.. . .
Published: October 9, 2019
Dr. Cato Laurencin Wins the National Academy of Engineering 2019 Simon Ramo Founders Award
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on Oct. 6 honored UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin for his extraordinary impact on the engineering profession. . .
Published: October 7, 2019
Materials Scientist Fiona Leek joins MSE as Assistant Professor-in-Residence
We are pleased to welcome Fiona Leek, Ph.D., a UConn alumna and long-time employee of UConn’s Institute of Materials Science, as an assistant profes. . .
Published: September 27, 2019
MSE Welcomes Administrative Services Assistant Jennifer Steszewski
Jennifer joins the department with a strong background in education and administrative services, and a passion for helping others.. . .
Published: September 12, 2019
Pamir Alpay Appointed as Associate Dean of Engineering
Pamir Alpay, Materials Science and Engineering GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing, has been appointed as Associate Dean for Research and Industria. . .
Published: August 14, 2019
Joining UConn MSE Led Sergey to Receive the ‘Best Gift’ in Science
Exploring ways to strengthen lightweight structural materials in order to withstand deformation and survive under extreme environments is understandab. . .
Published: August 12, 2019
MSE Grad Student Commended in 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Byung Jun, Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student, received honorable mention in this year’s 3MT® Three Minute Thesis Competition, for pre. . .
Published: July 22, 2019
MSE Researcher Sees Paradigm Shift in the Future of Heat Treating
Lesley Frame's guest editorial on Heat Treatment in education in ASM's May/June Materials Solution Publication. . . .
Published: July 1, 2019
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. . . .
Published: June 6, 2019
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
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