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
Oustanding Scholar Linghan Ye
Linghan Ye, a Ph.D. student in the MSE Department, became passionate about her major because it is “fun.” By the age of 20, she obtained her Bache. . .
Published: September 25, 2015
The Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph. D., Travel Fellowship Breaks Barriers in STEM Fields
Studies have found that African-Americans, Latinos, Native-Americans and Native Alaskans are inordinately under-represented in STEM disciplines, inhib. . .
Published: September 21, 2015
Seok-Woo Lee Makes Magic at UConn
Since coming to the materials science and engineering department in 2014, Dr. Seok-Woo Lee has used his research and teaching skills to help UConn stu. . .
Published: September 11, 2015
George Rossetti and Adam Heitmann Receive Edward C. Henry Award
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has awarded the 2015 Edward C. Henry Award to George A. Rossetti, Jr. and Adam A. Heitmann for their paper, “Th. . .
Published: September 10, 2015
The MSE Lab Gets a New Look
This summer, the Material Science and Engineering Department received a fresh design with the installation of six Optiplex 980 1TB HD Workstations.. . .
Published: August 31, 2015
Female STEM Trailblazers
The academic science community is a largely male dominated space, but four UConn intellectuals pave the way for change. From educating young future sc. . .
Published: August 17, 2015
Paiyz Mikael and Alexandra Merkouriou Named Outstanding Women Scholars
The outstanding senior women academic achievement awards were established in 1993 as part of the University of Connecticut’s 100 Years of Women cele. . .
Published: June 15, 2015
MSE Ph.D. Student Kan Fu and Team Participate in BASF 150th Anniversary North American Science Competition
When the BASF 150th Anniversary North American Competition challenge theme was announced early February, Kan Fu—a 4th year UConn MSE Ph.D. candidate. . .
Published: June 15, 2015
Five Questions with Mei Wei
We sat down with Mei Wei to talk about her experiences as a professor, her role as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, and her reactio. . .
Published: April 27, 2015
IMS Director Dr. Steven Suib Delivers Plenary Lecture at the University of Illinois
IMS Director and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Dr. Steven Suib delivered an invited lecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. . .
Published: April 16, 2015
Senior Design Demonstration Day 2015
The School of Engineering invites you to join the faculty and students for the second annual school-wide Senior Design Demonstration Day on May 1, 201. . .
Published: April 13, 2015
Professor Radenka Maric and MSE Graduate Student Sapna Gupta Named 2015 Women of Innovation
The CTC honored fifty-six Connecticut women for innovation and leadership in the science, math, technology, and engineering disciplines at the 11th an. . .
Published: April 10, 2015
“Why Pt Survives but Pd Suffers From SOx Poisoning” Published in JPC Letters
Graduate student Hom Sharma (Department of Chemical Engineering) and co-authors Dr. Vinit Sharma and Professor Rampi Ramprasad (Department of Material. . .
Published: April 3, 2015
MSE Professor Emeritus Maurice Gell and Eric H. Jordan Receive STTR Award with HiFunda/UConn
HiFunda/UConn has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) to receive a STTR Phase IIA award for the development and commercializatio. . .
Published: April 1, 2015
Dr. Avinash Dongare Awarded 2015 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award
MSE Assistant Professor Dr. Avinash M. Dongare has been named a 2015 recipient of the Young Leaders Professional Development Award from the Structural. . .
Published: March 27, 2015
MSE Undergraduate Labs Receive X-Ray Diffraction System
MSE has recently acquired a like-new Bruker D8 Advance X-Ray Diffraction System.. . .
Published: March 23, 2015
Undergraduate Spotlight: Brenden Mil-Homens
In this inspiring interview, undergraduate Brenden Mil-Homens shares his accomplishments as a MSE student and his hopes for the future.. . .
Published: March 13, 2015
Building the Next Generation of Efficient Computers
UConn researcher Bryan Huey has uncovered new information about the kinetic properties of multiferroic materials that could be a key breakthrough for . . .
Published: January 29, 2015
“Next-Generation Electrocaloric and Pyrocaloric Materials for Solid-State Electrothermal Interconversion” To Be Featured in December 2014 MRS Bulletin
MSE Department Head Dr. S. Pamir Alpay, in conjunction with colleagues Dr. Joseph Mantese (MSE Industrial Advisory Board and United Technologies Resea. . .
Published: December 15, 2014
UConn Material Advantage Members Impress With “DomesDay” Design
ASM International hosted its first “DomesDay” Geodesic Dome Design Competition at the 2014 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) conference in P. . .
Published: November 5, 2014
World-Class Materials Characterization
The University of Connecticut and scientific instrument maker FEI Co. have signed an agreement to develop a cutting-edge center for microscopy and mat. . .
Published: November 3, 2014
Materials Research Society Chapter Tours Brookhaven National Laborator
Members of the UConn Materials Research Society (MRS) student chapter had the unique opportunity to tour Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island. . .
Published: October 24, 2014
MSE Showcased at 2014 World Maker Faire
First launched in the Bay Area in 2006, the Maker Faire is an annual festival that celebrates invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.. . .
Published: October 22, 2014
Approaching a Golden Age of Materials Design: MSE Professor Publishes “Rational Design of All Organic Polymer Dielectrics” in ‘Nature Communications’
MSE Professor Dr. Rampi Ramprasad and IMS colleagues Dr. Greg Sotzing and Dr. Steve Boggs, along with their research group members and collaborators, . . .
Published: October 10, 2014
MSE Graduate Students Intern at U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Two MSE graduate students, Karoon Mackenchery and Gabriel Paun, were afforded the unique opportunity to serve as graduate interns at the United States. . .
Published: October 3, 2014
Materials Science & Engineering Senior Design Project
Watch our latest video.. . .
Published: September 8, 2014
MSE Welcomes Dr. Seok-Woo Lee to the Department
The department proudly welcomes Dr. Seok-Woo Lee to its teaching faculty. In the fall, Dr. Lee will join MSE as Pratt & Whitney Assistant Professor. . . .
Published: August 20, 2014
“Dynamic Layer Rearrangement During Growth of Layered Oxide Films by Molecular Beam Epitaxy” Published in ‘Nature Materials’
MSE Associate Professor Dr. Serge Nakhmanson, in conjunction with colleagues from Argonne National Laboratory, has published a paper in Nature Materia. . .
Published: August 18, 2014
Dr. Radenka Maric and Dr. Mark Aindow Get Fuel Cell Funding
Dr. Radenka Maric of CBE and MSE, and Dr. Mark Aindow of MSE have key roles in two projects that have received a total of $6.7 million from Advanced R. . .
Published: July 28, 2014
MSE Graduate Student Spotlight: Arun Kumar Mannodi Kanakkithodi
The MSE department is home to students who demonstrate excellence early on in their undergraduate and graduate careers, receiving prestigious accolade. . .
Published: July 18, 2014
KX Technologies Taps into MSE Student Talent
The Senior Capstone Program is the culminating experience of a UConn School of Engineering student’s education. Over two semesters, senior students . . .
Published: July 11, 2014
UConn Students to Help Build Time Capsule to Mars
UConn students majoring in materials science and engineering will have the opportunity over the next few years to work on a project that’s literally. . .
Published: July 7, 2014
MSE Senior Design Stories: KX Technologies and Select Sealant and Design Quality Control Process for Manufacturing Filter Cartridges”
The Senior Capstone Program is the culminating experience of a UConn School of Engineering student’s education. Over two semesters, senior students . . .
Published: June 6, 2014
Dr. Zengmin Xia Named Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council
The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) has selected as one of eight “Women of Innovation.” . . .
Published: June 2, 2014