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
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
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
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
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
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
Xueju “Sophie” Wang Receives CAREER Award
MSE Assistant Professor “Sophie” Wang granted the Prestigious NSF CAREER Award. . .
Published: February 2, 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Senior Design 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 MSE Senior Design Project Final Presentation Winners!. . .
Published: May 4, 2016
Professor Cato T. Laurencin to Receive 2016 Connecticut Medal of Technology
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a world-renowned physician-scientist in orthopaedic surgery, engineering, and materials science, has been named the 2016 recipi. . .
Published: April 30, 2016
Cain Hung’s MSE Analyses
Cain Hung is a first year graduate student pursuing his PhD. in materials science and engineering. Under advisor Dr. Rainer Hebert, he analyzes additi. . .
Published: April 8, 2016
Graduate Student Venkatesh Botu’s Inter-Department Innovation
Venkatesh Botu is a fifth year graduate student working in Dr. Ramprasad’s research group, which utilizes quantum mechanics to solve materials scien. . .
Published: March 24, 2016
MSE and UIC Researchers Take Another Step Towards Making Burly Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials
The Complex Materials by Computational Design group, led by Associate Professor Serge Nakhmanson, has achieved great success with their latest publica. . .
Published: March 9, 2016
Keith Dusoe Shines with Metallic Alloys Poster
Every year, graduate students gather in the Student Union Ballroom to present their research for the School of Engineering Graduate Poster Competition. . .
Published: March 7, 2016
Building a Better Mousetrap, From the Atoms Up
UConn's Ramprasad Lab is employing machine learning to design new materials without having to pre-test each one.. . .
Published: March 4, 2016
Hamidreza Khassaf’s Paper Making Waves
As a UConn MSE Ph.D. student Hamidreza Khassaf has been pleasantly surprised by the science community’s enthusiasm for his co-authored paper, “Aco. . .
Published: February 5, 2016
Wentworth and Chen Receive Mini Grant for Immense Innovation
Adam Wentworth, MSE Laboratory Manager, and Dr. Xu Chen, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Materials Science and in the Department of Mechanical. . .
Published: January 27, 2016
The Many MSE Opportunities for Undergrad Amy Hernandez
Undergraduate Amy Hernandez is in her final year at UConn, but she knows her MSE education has provided her with a bright future head. “Material sci. . .
Published: January 20, 2016
Alumnus Max Villa’s Dedication to Improve Lives
From mechanical to tissue engineering, bone regeneration, genomics, and microbiology, Dr. Max Villa has a wide range of engineering experience. The UC. . .
Published: November 18, 2015
George Rossetti’s Ferroelectrics Research in Germany
MSE Associate Professor George Rossetti returned this fall from his nearly year-long sabbatical in Germany as part of the Guest Scientist Program at T. . .
Published: November 9, 2015
Professor Ramprasad Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Dr. Rampi Ramprasad, MSE, has just been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) through the Division of Materials Physics. The citation . . .
Published: October 23, 2015
Yomery Espinal’s Road to the Doctorate
Yomery Espinal is a Ph.D. student in materials sciences and engineering who is motivated to succeed by her passion for science.. . .
Published: October 21, 2015