Category: research

  • Pioneering Piezoelectric: Karla Del Cid-Ledezma’s Research Shaping the Future of Semiconductors

    From Spelling Bee Champion to Materials Scientist: Karla Del Cid-Ledezma's Inspiring Path of Resilience, Innovation, and Commitment to Diversity in ST. . .

    Published: February 28, 2024

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  • MSE Faculty Members Awarded Grant by Office of Naval Research (ONR)

    Professor Serge Nakhmanson and his collaborators have been granted an award from ONR to support their collaborative research on High ZT thermoelectric. . .

    Published: February 14, 2024

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  • MSE Grad Student Wins Second Place In MS&T Poster Competition

    Fatin Ishtiyaq, MSE Ph.D. candidate, won second place in a renowned poster contest for his research that could advance military and space technologies. . .

    Published: October 20, 2023

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  • “MSE Is Not Just A Subject; It’s A Constantly Evolving Universe Of Possibilities”

    MSE Professor Yuanyuan Zhu explains how her research could mean a future with less reliance on fossil fuels. . .

    Published: October 9, 2023

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  • Working Towards Safer Vessels For Our Navy

    Ph.D. student Matthew Caruso delves into the world of ductility dip cracking and how he works towards preventing it. . .

    Published: September 29, 2023

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  • MSE Professors’ Work Featured on Cover Of Journal Of Applied Physics

    The cover of the September 2023 edition of JAP will feature the work of two MSE professors . . .

    Published: September 26, 2023

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  • Scientists Create New Material Five Times Lighter and Four Times Stronger Than Steel

    Researchers have developed a highly robust material with an extremely low density by constructing a structure using DNA and subsequently coating it in. . .

    Published: August 30, 2023

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  • Strong as Glass

    By building a structure out of DNA and then coating it with glass, researchers have created a very strong material with very low density. . .

    Published: July 26, 2023

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  • Discovering the Power of Materials Science at UConn: “Material is the foundation of everything.”

    Zhongyuan Li pushes the boundaries of polymer composite resilience in his recent publication. . . .

    Published: May 8, 2023

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  • How UConn MSE Faculty Transformed Undergraduate Student Yinyu Wang Inside and Out

    Yinyu Wang has seen development in both his personal and academic life after working consistently in the UConn MSE Laboratories.. . .

    Published: May 5, 2023

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  • MSE Professor Collaborates With Others to Write Accomplished Research Paper

    Jasna Jankovic published a top 25 research paper in collaboration with six of her colleagues. . .

    Published: May 2, 2023

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  • Dr. Cato T. Laurencin Awarded by the American Chemical Society Receiving the 2023 Priestley Medal

    The Priestley Medal is the highest honor of the American Chemical Society.. . .

    Published: April 3, 2023

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  • Sharon Uwanyuze Wants to Lessen Pollution in the Aerospace and Automotive Industries

    Graduate student Sharon Uwanyuze shares her hopes for the impact her graduate research will have. . .

    Published: March 31, 2023

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  • MSE Professor Gao Encourages Students to Take an ‘Open-Minded Approach’

    MSE Professor Pu-Xian Gao takes an open-minded and interdisciplinary approach to his classrooms and labs. . .

    Published: March 20, 2023

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  • Programming Adaptive Structures of Stimuli-Responsive Materials via Selective Mechanical and Light Control

    Xueju “Sophie” Wang’s paper, “Morphing of Stiffness-Heterogeneous Liquid Crystal Elastomers Via Mechanical Training and Locally Controlled Pho. . .

    Published: September 30, 2022

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  • Designing a Lighter Fuel Cell with Higher Current Density

    A team of UConn engineering researchers is working with Technology Commercialization Services to bring a tubular design of a fuel cell to market.. . .

    Published: August 26, 2022

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  • Studying at UConn MSE was Ryan Gordon’s Best Decision

    According to Ryan Gordon, “there is not a single engineering degree that is as useful to a new undergraduate as material science and engineering.”. . .

    Published: April 29, 2022

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  • Avanish Mishra’s Journey from Astrophysics into the Field of MSE

    Postdoc, Avanish Mishra, describes his journey of discovering his passion for materials science and engineering. . .

    Published: March 30, 2022

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  • MSE Graduate Student Contributes to Aerospace Innovation

    Graduate student Sarshad Rommel praises the opportunities bestowed by UConn’s MSE department in his aerospace research. . . .

    Published: March 4, 2022

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  • Amir Soleymani Improves the Understanding of PEMFC Catalyst Materials and Addresses Future Opportunities in the Field

    MSE graduate student recently published in Advanced Functional Materials.. . .

    Published: February 9, 2022

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  • Xueju “Sophie” Wang Receives CAREER Award

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

    Published: February 2, 2022

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  • MSE PhD Candidate Encourages Other Female Researchers to Not Doubt Their Own Voices

    Though the journey of earning a PhD in materials science and engineering is a long one, Suman Kumari has not let any challenge stop her.. . .

    Published: January 26, 2022

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  • First Generation Graduate and MSE Postdoc Doesn’t Plan On Leaving Academia

    Postdoctoral researcher Monia Nielson’s desire to learn brought her from nanoscience and Denmark to MSE and UConn. . .

    Published: December 10, 2021

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  • A Brighter Future for Clean Energy, Dr. Jankovic’s Research Leads the Way

    MSE assistant professor Jasna Jankovic is one of the distinguished faculty members at the Center for for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2).. . .

    Published: November 15, 2021

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  • MSE Alumnus and NIST Scientist Reflects on His Passion for Materials and Rowing

    Without rowing shells, alumnus and NIST scientist William Osborn might never have gone into MSE . . .

    Published: November 12, 2021

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  • Graduate Student Publishes Research on SrNi2P2 Pseudo-elasticity in Nano Letters

    MSE graduate student Shuyang Xiao recently published research which offers a promising future for the development of high performance super-elastic ma. . .

    Published: November 5, 2021

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2017

    Welcome to our 2017 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being c. . .

    Published: August 23, 2017

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  • 1st Symposium on Computational Materials Research

    Quantum theory has been at the forefront of materials research as the technology shrinks towards the nanoscale. This has been partly driven by the pro. . .

    Published: July 24, 2017

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  • High Expectations for 1st Symposium on Computational Research

    Postdoctoral researchers from MSE and the Institute of Materials Science will hold their first symposium on Computational Research on Thursday, July 2. . .

    Published: July 24, 2017

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  • UConn Wins Funding for Study of Insulators

    UConn researcher Ramamurthy ‘Rampi’ Ramprasad leads the team behind “Tracking, Diagnosing, and Impeding Dielectric Breakdown in Polymers,” whi. . .

    Published: June 1, 2017

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  • Undergraduate MSE Students Attend Frontiers Poster Session

    Three Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates attended Frontiers in Undergraduate Research April 7-8 to present their research on posters to . . .

    Published: April 19, 2017

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  • UConn Joins Hunt for New Materials

    The University of Connecticut is one of several leading research institutions collaborating with the Toyota Research Institute to accelerate the desig. . .

    Published: March 30, 2017

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  • MSE Undergraduate is Close to Treating a Very Common Disease

    More than 30 million people suffer from osteoarthritis in the United States, a conservative estimate of the disease that degrades tissue in articular . . .

    Published: March 29, 2017

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  • MSE’s Tulsi Patel Shares Three Defining Moments at UConn

    In the future of aerospace engineering, it may be more efficient to 3D print structural components. Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student Tu. . .

    Published: March 20, 2017

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  • MSE Student Wins First Place at Third Annual SoE Poster Session

    John Sypek, third-year Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student in Assistant Professor Seok-Woo Lee’s lab, won first-place for his poster in . . .

    Published: March 17, 2017

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  • 3D Printing Course Off to a Solid Start

    An engaging, hands-on upper-level undergraduate course called “Introduction to 3D Printing: Learn by Building” debuted in Fall 2016 after the prop. . .

    Published: February 22, 2017

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  • MSE Research Recognized at International MRS Conference

    This year’s annual Materials Research Society’s Fall meeting took place in Boston in November featuring a variety of engaging presentations, inter. . .

    Published: December 14, 2016

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  • MSE Post-Doc Attends UMich NextProf Workshop, Celebrates Diversity in Engineering

    When materials science and engineering Post-Doctoral Fellow Lydie Louis attended the UMich NextProf Workshop and presented an overview of her work wit. . .

    Published: November 14, 2016

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  • Pushing the Boundaries of Science for a Sustainable Future

    People don’t visit doctors’ offices to pick up infectious bacteria, but often that is what happens. This notion led undergraduate Ryan Cordier, a . . .

    Published: November 2, 2016

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  • Radenka Maric to “Accelerate UConn” with CEO of Health eSense

    Radenka Maric, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy and Executive Director of UConn’s IPB and Tech Park will represent the Materials. . .

    Published: October 31, 2016

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  • UConn Scientists Find Material’s Defects Improve Solar Cell Performance

    A breakthrough materials mapping technique developed by UConn scientists has led to the discovery of highly-conductive properties in cadmium telluride. . .

    Published: September 28, 2016

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  • MSE Faculty’s Research Explores Materials for Space

    Each year, NASA accepts a select number of proposals from Early Career Faculty (ECF) at accredited U.S. Universities to award a generous research gran. . .

    Published: September 21, 2016

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  • UConn School of Engineering Awards MSE Centennial Term Professorship

    Professor Rampi Ramprasad, Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen for appointment to a Centennial Term Professorship as the School of Engi. . .

    Published: September 16, 2016

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  • Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Honored at U.S. White House

    Materials Science and Engineering Professor Rampi Ramprasad recently attended the fifth year anniversary event of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI. . .

    Published: September 16, 2016

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  • MSE Researchers’ Manuscript is Selected as Editor’s Choice for 2015

    A research article “Surface Degradation of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts During Standardized UL Testing” has been selected as an open access Edito. . .

    Published: September 7, 2016

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  • MSE e-Bulletin 2016

    Welcome to our 2016 Outreach Bulletin! This publication is intended to share news stories and features about departmental accolades, research being co. . .

    Published: August 5, 2016

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  • White House Honors Dr. Cato Laurencin with National Medal of Technology and Innovation

    UConn’s Dr. Cato Laurencin was honored on May 19 at the White House by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, . . .

    Published: June 6, 2016

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  • Shock Waves On The Cover Of The Journal of Applied Physics

    Materials Science and Engineering researchers Dr. Avinash Dongare, Assistant Professor, and Ph.D. student Garvit Agarwal’s publication, “Shock wav. . .

    Published: May 31, 2016

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  • Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s Research Featured as Cover Article in Tissue Engineering

    Dr. Syam Nukavarapu’s publication, “Oxygen-tension controlled matrices for enhanced osteogenic cell survival and performance,” reported a new ma. . .

    Published: May 27, 2016

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  • Breakthrough Could Improve Turbine Performance, Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants

    Important research has been under the works for years at UConn, conducted by Maurice Gell, MSE Professor-in-Residence, and Eric Jordan, United Technol. . .

    Published: May 6, 2016

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