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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • MSE Alumnus Joins External Advisory Board

    MSE alumnus Neal Magdefrau is the newest addition to the MSE External Advisory Board. . .

    Published: March 9, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • MSE Researcher Sees Paradigm Shift in the Future of Heat Treating

    Lesley Frame's guest editorial on Heat Treatment in education in ASM's May/June Materials Solution Publication. . . .

    Published: July 1, 2019

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

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

    Published: June 6, 2019

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

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

    Published: May 22, 2019

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

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

    Published: May 20, 2019

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  • Undergraduate Victoria Reichelderfer Develops Skills as Legacy Leadership Student

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

    Published: May 10, 2019

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

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

    Published: May 5, 2019

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  • Meet the Researcher Solving Problems in 3D

    Under the leadership of MSE Professor Rainer Hebert, the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center (PW AMC) is addressing the biggest problems cur. . .

    Published: May 4, 2019

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  • MSE Undergraduate Hetal Patel Earns Two Competitive Fellowships

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

    Published: May 3, 2019

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

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

    Published: May 2, 2019

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

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

    Published: May 1, 2019

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  • Graduate Student Ayana Ghosh Wins Prestigious Fellowship Award

    MSE graduate student Ayana Ghosh has been named as the recipient of the prestigious John Tanaka Graduate Student Fellowship award, which is given annu. . .

    Published: April 29, 2019

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  • Dr. Seok-Woo Lee honored with Mentorship Excellence Award

    In honor of his outstanding excellence in mentoring and supporting undergraduates in the MSE Department, Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee has been awa. . .

    Published: April 22, 2019

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  • Dr. Cato Laurencin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Dr. Cato Laurencin is among the academy's 239th class, along with former First Lady Michelle Obama, and other leaders. . . .

    Published: April 17, 2019

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  • Collaboration Leads to Publication for MSE Faculty Member and Industry Partner

    Pfizer formed a collaboration with MSE Associate Professor Serge Nakhmanson and his colleagues in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering . . .

    Published: April 16, 2019

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  • Avinash Dongare Named UTC Professor in Engineering Innovation

    Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Avinash Dongare, has been named the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor in Engin. . .

    Published: April 15, 2019

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  • Distinguished MSE Alumna Leads the Next Generation of Engineers

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

    Published: April 3, 2019

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

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

    Published: March 29, 2019

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  • MSE Professors on Team for $5.4 Million Air Force R&D Contract in Manufacturing Solutions

    Over the next four years, Professor Pamir Alpay and Associate Professor Rainer Hebert will lead a team of researchers at the Innovation Partnership Bu. . .

    Published: March 27, 2019

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  • 6th Annual MSE Banquet

    Join our students, faculty, alumni, industry professionals, and distinguished guests as we network, commemorate our accomplishments, and honor our p. . .

    Published: March 11, 2019

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  • MSE Alumni Pushing the Envelope with VR and AR Technology

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

    Published: March 8, 2019

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  • Bryan Huey Honored by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

    Professor Bryan Huey is one of seven UConn researchers honored by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.. . .

    Published: February 22, 2019

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  • George A. Rossetti, Jr. Appointed MSE Associate Department Head

    Dr. George A. Rossetti, Jr. has accepted the appointment as Associate Department Head for Materials Science and Engineering.. . .

    Published: February 18, 2019

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  • Professor Mei Wei named as School of Engineering Centennial Term Professor

    MSE professor Mei Wei has been announced as the UConn School of Engineering’s Centennial Term Professor, an honor given to professors who have had a. . .

    Published: February 11, 2019

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

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

    Published: February 6, 2019

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  • Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Receives 2019 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize

    The Abelson Prize recognizes Dr. Cato Laurencin’s global leadership in biomedical technology innovation, public service in shaping United States tec. . .

    Published: February 4, 2019

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  • A Microscope as a Shovel? UConn Researchers Dig It

    Using a familiar tool in a way it was never intended to be used opens up a whole new method to explore materials, report UConn researchers in Proceedi. . .

    Published: January 28, 2019

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

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

    Published: December 14, 2018

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  • MSE Graduate Students Show Off Presentations at Grad Student Speaking Contest

    Four Materials Science and Engineering graduate students let their communication and presentation skills shine at the 2018 Fall Graduate Student Speak. . .

    Published: December 10, 2018

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  • From Undecided to Dean of Engineering

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

    Published: December 7, 2018

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  • Alumna Alexandra Merkouriou Talks Outreach, Career, and Semiconductors

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

    Published: December 3, 2018

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  • 2018 ASM Conference Allows MSE Undergraduates to Meet and Compete

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

    Published: November 5, 2018

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  • Accomplished Advisory Board Member Elected President of ASM

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

    Published: November 2, 2018

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  • Professor S. Pamir Alpay Elected ACerS Fellow

    The Materials Science and Engineering’s own Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park, . . .

    Published: October 29, 2018

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  • UConn Material Advantage Student Chapter shows off at Farmington STEAM Night

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

    Published: October 26, 2018

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  • Meet Garvit Agarwal, 2018 Graduate Student of The Year

    Garvit Agarwal is a Ph.D. student studying atomistic and mesoscale modeling of dynamic defect structure evolution during high strain rate loading. He . . .

    Published: October 24, 2018

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  • UConn Engineering Professor Laurencin Gives Plenary Lecture at MS&T 18 Conference

    Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the University of Connecticut’s 8th University Professor in school history and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. . .

    Published: October 16, 2018

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  • Making Research Connections at UConn

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

    Published: October 15, 2018

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  • MSE Faculty Member Selected for Heat Treat Today 40 Under 40 List

    We are pleased to announce that MSE faculty member Lesley Frame has been named a member of Heat Treat Today 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 for her resear. . .

    Published: October 15, 2018

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

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

    Published: October 5, 2018

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  • Engineering Clubs Meet and Compete at Friendly Soccer Tournament

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

    Published: October 3, 2018

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  • A Supercharged Atomic Engine

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

    Published: September 19, 2018

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  • MSE Professor Mark Aindow Takes on New Role in the Office of the Vice President for Research

    Professor Mark Aindow has been appointed as the Executive Director for Innovation, External Engagement and Industry Relations in the Office of the Vic. . .

    Published: September 10, 2018

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2018

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

    Published: September 5, 2018

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  • MSE Faculty Article on Piezoelectric Ceramics Featured in August 2018 MRS Bulletin

    Dr. George A. Rossetti, Jr., in collaboration with Dr. Dragan Damjanovic (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), has published an article. . .

    Published: September 3, 2018

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  • Meet Our New Faculty

    MSE proudly welcomes five new faculty members this year.. . .

    Published: August 27, 2018

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  • New Findings May Lead to Sea Change in Desalination Technology

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

    Published: August 17, 2018

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  • Dinstinguished Professor Harold Brody Honored by Advanced Casting Research Center

    The Advanced Casting Research Center of Worcester Polytechnic Institute has bestowed its Merton C. Flemings Award upon Distinguished Professor Harold . . .

    Published: June 25, 2018

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