WFSB Channel 3: UConn Rover Prototype is Part of ‘Big Idea’ Contest from NASA
An interdisciplinary team of UConn undergraduates are finalists in the NASA Big Idea Challenge.. . .
Published: September 23, 2022
Professor Wang Receives the NIH Trailblazer Award
Assistant Professor Xueju ‘Sophie” Wang granted $643,591 from the NIH Trailblazer Award for her research on improving human health.. . .
Published: September 14, 2022
Lesley Frame awarded UTC Professorships in Engineering Innovation
Lesley Frame recognized for her contributions to materials science and engineering by being awarded the title UTC Professor.. . .
Published: September 7, 2022
Designing a Lighter Fuel Cell with Higher Current Density
A team of UConn engineering researchers is working with Technology Commercialization Services to bring a tubular design of a fuel cell to market.. . .
Published: August 26, 2022
Department of Energy Early Career Award Recipient Yuanyuan Zhu
Among the 83 university and DOE national lab researchers announced as recipients of the award for 2022, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and E. . .
Published: August 12, 2022
UConn’s Cato T. Laurencin named 2023 Priestley Medalist
The scientist and engineer has been honored for seminal and lasting research benefiting humankind. . .
Published: July 13, 2022
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Elected to the European Academy of Sciences
The prestigious European Academy of Sciences has recognized UConn's Dr. Cato T. Laurencin for his visionary and pioneering work in the field of regene. . .
Published: June 16, 2022
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Honored with the Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics Award
UConn's Dr. Cato T. Laurencin has been awarded the AOA Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics (DCO) Award for his remarkable personal achievement. . .
Published: June 16, 2022
Katie Read (MSE BS ’11, MS ’17)
Katie Read is a Project Lead for Ceramic Matrix Composites Processing at Pratt & Whitney who got her start at the UConn Materials Science and Engineer. . .
Published: May 27, 2022
Undergraduate Student Chose to Study Materials Science and Engineering Over Mechanical Engineering
Senior Hale Tresselt discusses how she made the decision to study materials science and engineering over mechanical engineering at UConn. . . .
Published: May 13, 2022
Fiona Leek Selected as Undergraduate Faculty Career Mentor of the Year
The Director of MSE Undergraduate Laboratories Fiona Leek was nominated for the Undergraduate Faculty Career Mentor of the Year Award by UConn student. . .
Published: May 11, 2022
Studying at UConn MSE was Ryan Gordon’s Best Decision
According to Ryan Gordon, “there is not a single engineering degree that is as useful to a new undergraduate as material science and engineering.”. . .
Published: April 29, 2022
Robert Williams Selected for a Fulbright Fellowship
Robert Williams Selected for a Fulbright FellowshipHonors undergraduate student selected for a Fulbright Fellowship in Vietnam. . .
Published: April 27, 2022
MSE Adjunct Professor Daniel Goberman ‘never lets the class get bored’
Adjunct Professor, Raytheon Technical Fellow, and External Advisory Board member Daniel Goberman discusses his unique role within MSE.. . .
Published: April 22, 2022
Undergraduate Student’s Internship Success at IBM
Undergraduate student Ria Paranjape’s success at her three IBM summer internships . . .
Published: April 18, 2022
Radio Interview on WILI 95.3FM: UConn students building a lunar rover prototype for NASA
Listen to the radio interview with the interdisciplinary team of UConn undergraduate students, the finalists in the 2022 NASA BIG Idea Challenge. &nb. . .
Published: April 13, 2022
U.S. News MSE Program Ranking
US News rankings reward UConn with biggest jump ahead for any materials program nationwide.. . .
Published: April 6, 2022
UConn Student Team Aims for the Moon with Lunar Rover Design
An interdisciplinary team of UConn undergraduates are finalists in the NASA Big Idea Challenge.. . .
Published: April 4, 2022
Avanish Mishra’s Journey from Astrophysics into the Field of MSE
Postdoc, Avanish Mishra, describes his journey of discovering his passion for materials science and engineering. . .
Published: March 30, 2022
Professor Jankovic Served as a Panelist at H2 View’s Virtual Hydrogen Summit Europe 2022
Assistant Professor Jasna Jankovic spoke as a panelist and served as a mentor for Women in Green Hydrogen. . .
Published: March 23, 2022
MSE Graduate Student Contributes to Aerospace Innovation
Graduate student Sarshad Rommel praises the opportunities bestowed by UConn’s MSE department in his aerospace research. . . .
Published: March 4, 2022
Thoughtful Insights with Alumnus Burc Misirlioglu
MSE alum reflects on his experience in UConn’s doctorate program and discusses his current position as the Department Head of MSE at Sabanci Univers. . .
Published: February 18, 2022
Amir Soleymani Improves the Understanding of PEMFC Catalyst Materials and Addresses Future Opportunities in the Field
MSE graduate student recently published in Advanced Functional Materials.. . .
Published: February 9, 2022
Pamir Alpay Named Interim Vice President for Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Interim President Radenka Maric appoints Pamir Alpay to serve as interim Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at UConn.. . .
Published: February 7, 2022
Xueju “Sophie” Wang Receives CAREER Award
MSE Assistant Professor “Sophie” Wang granted the Prestigious NSF CAREER Award. . .
Published: February 2, 2022
UConn Celebrates Dr. Cato T. Laurencin for Historic NAACP Top Honor
Previous Spingarn Medal recipients have included Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson, and others. . .
Published: January 31, 2022
MSE PhD Candidate Encourages Other Female Researchers to Not Doubt Their Own Voices
Though the journey of earning a PhD in materials science and engineering is a long one, Suman Kumari has not let any challenge stop her.. . .
Published: January 26, 2022
Getting to Know Incoming UConn Interim President Radenka Maric: ‘For Me, The Students Are Everything
Professor Maric brings experience in mentoring, private industry, and international scholarship to new role. . .
Published: January 21, 2022
First Generation Graduate and MSE Postdoc Doesn’t Plan On Leaving Academia
Postdoctoral researcher Monia Nielson’s desire to learn brought her from nanoscience and Denmark to MSE and UConn. . .
Published: December 10, 2021
MSE Alumnus Gives Advice To Prospective MSE Faculty
MSE alumnus Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi was inspired by great professors to become one himself . . .
Published: December 1, 2021
A Brighter Future for Clean Energy, Dr. Jankovic’s Research Leads the Way
MSE assistant professor Jasna Jankovic is one of the distinguished faculty members at the Center for for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2).. . .
Published: November 15, 2021
MSE Alumnus and NIST Scientist Reflects on His Passion for Materials and Rowing
Without rowing shells, alumnus and NIST scientist William Osborn might never have gone into MSE . . .
Published: November 12, 2021
Graduate Student Publishes Research on SrNi2P2 Pseudo-elasticity in Nano Letters
MSE graduate student Shuyang Xiao recently published research which offers a promising future for the development of high performance super-elastic ma. . .
Published: November 5, 2021
MSE Undergraduate Earns Her Degree as Both Student and Teaching Assistant
After discovering her passion for MSE, Undergraduate Brianna Westenfield has taken on the role of a teaching assistant and mentor in an effort to shar. . .
Published: October 29, 2021
MSE e-Bulletin 2021
Our 2021 Outreach Bulletin shares news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being conducted by MSE faculty, and alumni intervie. . .
Published: October 25, 2021
MSE Assistant Professor Publishes Origami-inspired Research in Materials Horizons
Materials Horizons recently published Assistant Professor Sophie Wang’s article on reconfiguring the design of origami-inspired structures. . .
Published: October 22, 2021
MSE Assistant Professor Awarded Twice in a Month for Her Contributions to the Thermal Processing Community
MSE’s Assistant Professor Lesley Frame recently won both the ASM Silver Medal and the Academic Research Award at the 2021 Heat Treat Conference. . .
Published: October 18, 2021
MSE Students’ Fluxtrol Research Makes Semifinals at National Heat Treat Society Conference
MSE senior Quenten Dean led fellow MSE student competitors as they participated in the nation’s largest, annual thermal processing conference. . .
Published: October 13, 2021
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
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
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
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
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