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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 agains. . .
Published: October 3, 2018
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
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
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
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
Meet Our New Faculty
MSE proudly welcomes five new faculty members this year.. . .
Published: August 27, 2018
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
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
Professors, Professionals and Students Mingle and Celebrate at MSE Banquet
Students, alumni and faculty of the University of Connecticut Department of Materials Science and Engineering celebrated their, and their peers’, ac. . .
Published: June 22, 2018
International Professional Honor Society Held Annual Banquet and Initiation Ceremony
14 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students from the Materials Science and Engineering Department were inducted into Alpha Sigma Mu.. . .
Published: June 11, 2018
Army engineer gains work, life experience in the lab
Manuel Rivas, an ARL materials engineer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, recently received his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the U. . .
Published: June 8, 2018
UConn Engineering Professor to Receive Honorary Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the University of Connecticut’s 8th University Professor in school history, and a tenured professor in the Chemical and Biomo. . .
Published: May 11, 2018
MSE Professor Pamir Alpay Receives 2018 UConn-AAUP Excellence Award
GE Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Pamir Alpay was one of the few distinguished recipients of the 2018 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards. He received t. . .
Published: May 7, 2018
Senior Design Day 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .
Published: May 4, 2018
Professor Wei Combines Her Two Passions in the Study of Biomaterials
Some may view medicine and materials science as two distinct fields, but to Professor Wei they are closely related in her area of research, biomateria. . .
Published: May 2, 2018
Alumna Katie Read Develops Ceramic Matrix Composites as a Senior Engineer
Whether developing material characterization methods, evaluating material properties, or correlating material properties with processing parameters Al. . .
Published: April 30, 2018
New Faculty Member Lesley Frame Joins MSE
Lesley developed her extensive knowledge of materials science through her invaluable research, industry, and teaching experiences. Her most recent pos. . .
Published: April 27, 2018
STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier’s Learning Has No Borders
Undergraduate and STEM Scholar Ryan Cordier was initially interested in attending medical school once he completed his degree in biomedical engineerin. . .
Published: April 25, 2018
Two MSE Graduate Students Participate in Civic Engagement at the Nation’s Capital
Two UConn MSE graduate students Tulsi Patel and Manny Rivas were invited to attend the 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) Wor. . .
Published: April 23, 2018
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
MSE professor Mei Wei turned to spiders and moths for inspiration. In particular, Wei focused on silk fibroin, a protein found in the silk fibers spun. . .
Published: April 20, 2018
Alumnus Kai Song Explores the “Unseen World” at Apple
From UConn MSE graduate to Apple employee, alumnus Kai Song has come very far since his time at the University of Connecticut. As a senior hardware en. . .
Published: April 18, 2018
MSE Graduate Student Recognized at the 27th Annual Connecticut Symposium
MSE graduate student Tulsi Patel won best oral paper prize for her talk co-authored by Professor Alpay and Professor Hebert.. . .
Published: April 16, 2018
Yanghuang Lu Maximizes His Skills Within The MSE Department
What does every field of engineering have in common? According to undergraduate Yanghuang Lu, they all involve utilizing materials to maximize the per. . .
Published: April 9, 2018
Senior MSE Student, Mariel Colby Looks Forward to Hands-On Industry Experience
For undergraduate student Mariel Colby, studying MSE means increasing her career opportunities. Unlike other engineering programs where students are l. . .
Published: March 23, 2018
Seok-Woo taught “Materials Science” to Kids
Seok-Woo participated in the STEM day at Farmington, CT on March 10th, 2018. East Farm Elementary School and Farmington Continuing Study organized thi. . .
Published: March 22, 2018
5th Annual MSE Banquet
Join our undergraduate (UCMA) and graduate (MRS) student organizations, faculty, and alumni for an MSE Night dedicated to celebrating our accomplishm. . .
Published: March 21, 2018
Technical Associate, Adam Wentworth Successfully Fulfills Many Roles Within MSE
Researching, installing, maintaining and calibrating equipment are just some of the many responsibilities Adam Wentworth carries out as a technical as. . .
Published: March 9, 2018
Ph.D. Student, Cain Hung Explores the Possibilities of Additive Manufacturing
Everyone in the field of materials science and engineering has a distinct definition of what it means to study the subject, but for 3rd-year graduate . . .
Published: March 2, 2018
Engineered Cartilage Template to Heal Broken Bones
Helping injured bones regenerate is no easy task, especially when it comes to the longer bones in our bodies. A team of UConn Health researchers led b. . .
Published: February 28, 2018
Welcoming New UCMA Officers of 2018
Every year, UConn’s Materials Advantage Chapter (UCMA) holds an election to appoint new officers to the executive board. This year’s UCMA election. . .
Published: February 21, 2018
Professor Alpay Named GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
The UConn Board of Trustees recently appointed MSE Professor Pamir Alpay as the General Electric (GE) Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing. He . . .
Published: February 19, 2018
MSE-IMS Students Win at 2018 Electronic and Advanced Materials
The Electronic and Advanced Materials Conference (EAM) is geared towards engineers, technologists, researchers and students with an interest in scienc. . .
Published: February 16, 2018
UConn MSE Featured Prominently at US-Japan Seminar
The US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics has occurred once every two years for almost 4 decades, bringing together ~100 scientist. . .
Published: February 7, 2018
Xingxu Lu Wins Graduate Student Speaker Contest
The student chapter of the Materials Research Society recently announced Xingxu Lu, a second-year graduate student in Professor Pu-Xian Gao’s resear. . .
Published: February 5, 2018
DECD Partner Profile: Pamir Alpay, Executive Director of the IPB at the UConn Tech Park
A Conversation with Pamir Alpay, MSE faculty member and Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park.. . .
Published: January 24, 2018
MSE Welcomes New Faculty Member Jasna Jankovic
We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Jasna Jankovic, who will serve as an assistant professor beginning January 2018.. . .
Published: January 11, 2018
MSE Undergraduate Awarded NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship
Recently, MSE Sophomore, Joyce Caliendo received the NASA CT Space Grant Fellowship. This grant will go towards Joyce’s current research on chitosan. . .
Published: December 27, 2017
Dear MS&E and friends, As I settle into my new role as MS&E department head, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and wish Pamir the very be. . .
Published: December 22, 2017
From Undecided Undergraduate to Successful MSE Student
Originally, Junior and honors student Kenna Ritter came to UConn undecided about her major before ultimately choosing MSE. She vaguely knew she wanted. . .
Published: December 13, 2017
MSE Grad Student Takes Home Gold at National Engineering Conference
John Sypek, MSE graduate student, was amongst a small group of students from across the country who received top honors from the Materials Research So. . .
Published: December 8, 2017
Su Jeong Heo Wins Baker Award for Fuel Cell Research
Su Jeong Heo, Ph.D. candidate at MSE was awarded first place for the 2017 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Award in fuel cell research at the 2017 Fuel Cell Semin. . .
Published: December 4, 2017
Professor Bryan Huey Appointed Department Head of MSE
Effective today, Professor Bryan Huey will fulfill the role of Department Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He will be taking . . .
Published: December 1, 2017
Two MSE Undergraduate Students Push the Boundaries of Science for Space Exploration
MSE undergraduate students, Hetal Patel and Amanda Giroux recently co-authored a scholarly article about their research entitled ‘Superelasticity an. . .
Published: November 13, 2017
MSE’s Tyler Flanagan Discusses Nanomechanical Research
According to graduate student Tyler Flanagan, cold spray is more than just his current research topic, but an effective way to repair helicopter parts. . .
Published: November 8, 2017
Ph.D. Student Seeks to Discover, Design and Develop Better Materials
To graduate student Rohit Batra, materials science and engineering is all about transforming what we know about nature, in order to harness it. . . .
Published: November 6, 2017
MSE Undergraduates Attend Materials Science & Technology 2017 Conference
Nine MSE undergraduates went to the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2017 conference held at the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburg. . .
Published: November 2, 2017
Researchers Discover Super-Elastic Shape-Memory Material
UConn materials science and engineering researcher Seok-Woo Lee and his colleagues have discovered super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material. . .
Published: November 1, 2017
UConn MSE Seniors Attend World Maker Faire For NASA Capstone Project
UConn MSE students presented their projects related to additive manufacturing at the World Maker Faire in NY Hall of Science Queens, NY for the third . . .
Published: October 16, 2017
UConn MSE Alumna Janet Callahan Facilitates a Conversation About Student Success
MSE seminar speaker guest Janet Callahan, Ph.D., led a discussion panel for senior MSE students in Associate Professor Rainer Hebert’s senior design. . .
Published: October 11, 2017
Graduate Student Turns Early Interest Into a Career in MSE
Ph.D. student, Gyuho Song’s path in materials science and engineering was paved at an early age. His passion for materials science started at age 10. . .
Published: September 25, 2017
UConn’s School of Engineering Announces UConn-ZEISS Partnership and Introduces New Microscopy Center
The UConn School of Engineering announced the launch of a new UConn-ZEISS Partnership with the opening of a new, state of the art laboratory, the Reve. . .
Published: September 8, 2017
Rainer Hebert is New Associate Director of IMS
Effective immediately MSE Associate Professor and Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation Rainer Hebert will serve as the new Associate Director. . .
Published: September 1, 2017