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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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  • Undergraduate Student’s Internship Success at IBM

    Undergraduate student Ria Paranjape’s success at her three IBM summer internships . . .

    Published: April 18, 2022

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  • 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

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  • U.S. News MSE Program Ranking

    US News rankings reward UConn with biggest jump ahead for any materials program nationwide.. . .

    Published: April 6, 2022

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Xueju “Sophie” Wang Receives CAREER Award

    MSE Assistant Professor “Sophie” Wang granted the Prestigious NSF CAREER Award. . .

    Published: February 2, 2022

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2021

    Our 2021 Outreach Bulletin shares news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni intervie. . .

    Published: October 25, 2021

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  • MSE Assistant Professor Publishes Origami-inspired Research in Materials Horizons

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

    Published: October 22, 2021

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  • MSE Assistant Professor Awarded Twice in a Month for Her Contributions to the Thermal Processing Community

    MSE’s Assistant Professor Lesley Frame recently won both the ASM Silver Medal and the Academic Research Award at the 2021 Heat Treat Conference. . .

    Published: October 18, 2021

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  • 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

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  • MSE Alumnus and Thermo Fisher Scientist Shares Experience Switching from Research to Business

    MSE Alumnus Justin Roller shares how the relationships he made while earning his PhD at UConn were the bridge to his career at Thermo Fisher Scientifi. . .

    Published: October 6, 2021

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  • Laurencin is Only US Professor Chosen as Royal Academy Fellow

    The UConn researcher is one of only 69 people elected this year from across the globe.. . .

    Published: October 1, 2021

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  • MSE Welcomes Administrative Services Assistant Sarah Moore

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering extends a warm welcome to new staff member Sarah Moore, who takes over as the administrative progr. . .

    Published: August 9, 2021

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  • A Tribute in Memory of John Eric Morral

    MSE Emeritus and former department head John Eric Morral passed away earlier this past year.. . .

    Published: July 29, 2021

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  • NAACP to Present Prestigious Spingarn Medal to UConn’s Dr. Cato T. Laurencin at 112th Annual Convention

    Laurencin joins such previous Springarn recipients as Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, George Washington Carver, and more.. . .

    Published: July 12, 2021

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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

    Published: May 7, 2021

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  • 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

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

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

    Published: April 26, 2021

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Correlated Solutions Inc. Highlights Professor Frame as ‘Woman In Engineering’

    Digital image correlation company features Professor Lesley Frame and her work in honor of Women’s History Month.. . .

    Published: April 2, 2021

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  • 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

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  • MSE Assistant Professor Wang Wins ‘DURIP’ Award for Advanced Laser System

    “A lot of great research is created at the boundary of different fields” says MSE Assistant Professor Xueju “Sophie” Wang and recent recipient. . .

    Published: March 26, 2021

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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

    Published: March 10, 2021

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  • MSE Assistant Professor Receives American Chemical Society Grant

    Assistant Professor Yuanyuan Zhu was awarded $110,000 worth of funding for her research from the American Chemical Society.. . .

    Published: March 8, 2021

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  • Jasna Jankovic Receives the Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

    CAREER Award helps Jasna Jankovic inspire a new generation to pursue education in STEM disciplines and research in clean energy.. . .

    Published: March 3, 2021

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • In Memoriam: Professor Harris Marcus

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

    Published: February 10, 2021

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  • MSE Professor Recognized as a Fellow of the Most Established Materials Information Society

    MSE professor named Fellow of oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world.. . .

    Published: December 30, 2020

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  • Army Research Laboratory Internship Later Influences Student’s Doctoral Dissertation Research

    MSE graduate student speaks on internship experience at ARL.. . .

    Published: December 23, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Rajiv Naik Hired to Advance Education on Composites

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

    Published: November 18, 2020

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  • Dr. Cato Laurencin Named Recipient of 2020 Herbert W. Nickens Award

    Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has distinguished himself throughout his 40-year career as an outstanding physician-scientist and a courageous leader in social . . .

    Published: November 16, 2020

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  • MSE 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2020

    Our 2020 Outreach Bulletin shares news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni intervie. . .

    Published: October 14, 2020

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  • MSE 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

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  • MSE Welcomes Xueju “Sophie” Wang to the Department

    We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member Xueju “Sophie” Wang who joins our department as an assistant professor this fall.. . .

    Published: September 4, 2020

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  • Digging Into a More Cost-Effective Solar Technology

    Bryan Huey and his postdoc Jingfeng Song have produced some compelling research reported in the journal Nature Communications that could lead to anoth. . .

    Published: August 17, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Two Local Doctors Come Up with Alternative Greeting to Replace Handshake

    One handshake can confer about 124 million bacteria, so that’s why the two doctors came up with an alternative, the “Laurencin-McClinton greeting.. . .

    Published: June 12, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • MSE Professor Inducted Into Young Academy

    Assistant Professor Stefan Schaffoener joins the Young Academy | Mainz for promising young scholars.. . .

    Published: May 18, 2020

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  • 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

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  • INTPART Grant Will Encourage Collaboration with US and European Universities

    A $430,000 grant aims to strengthen international collaborations.. . .

    Published: May 13, 2020

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  • 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

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  • Alpay Named UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

    S. Pamir Alpay, Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships, has been named a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, after a vote by t. . .

    Published: May 8, 2020

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