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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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  • 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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