Professor Bryan Huey co-organized this year’s Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2013) conference in Orlando, Florida, January 23-25. EMA 2013 is sponsored by the American Ceramic Society and is designed for scientists, engineers, students, researchers and manufacturers with an interest in materials for electronics, energy and sensor applications. The conference attendance rose by more than 50% over last year’s conference, due to a re-invigorated program that included symposia on data storage, dielectrics, sensors and actuators. Other themes included photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, superconductors, energy harvesting, nanoscale devices, and more. A separate student-run symposium featured graduate and undergraduate student research, sponsored by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors, providing development and networking opportunities for the next generation of scientists.
MSE was well represented by numerous students, department head Professor Pamir Alpay, Professors Rampi Ramprasad, Puxian Gao, Serge Nakhmanson, George Rossetti as well as MSE Industrial Advisory Board member Dr. Joseph Mantese, Fellow with the United Technologies Research Center.
Professor George Rossetti will co-organize the Electronic Materials and Applications conference 2014, proving UConn MSE’s very active leadership in the discipline.
Bryan Huey was elected as the secretary for the Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society, a position that will rise to division chair in 2015/16. This division is committed to the development of ceramic sciences underlying present and future ceramic applications. With 1116 members, the Basic Science Division represents 20% of the overall academic and industrial membership within the American Ceramic Society.