What We Do in MSE

and don’t miss What UConn MSE Does.

Take a glimpse at the hands-on opportunities available to UConn Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) students.


Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time

A novel metallic compound of hydrogen, carbon and sulfur exhibited superconductivity at a balmy 59 degrees Fahrenheit when pressurized between a pair of diamond anvils. Image credit: J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

A team of physicists in New York has discovered a material that conducts electricity with perfect efficiency at room temperature — a long-sought scientific milestone.


Ancient "Technological Powerhouse" Discovered in Israel

metal smithing_source Inverse.com

Before quantum computing and self-driving cars, a different kind of cutting edge was sweeping the world: metal smithing.


Erick Ordoñez, NASA Materials Engineer

A Day in the Life of Materials Engineer Ellen McIsaac

Ellen McIsaacMeet Ellen McIsaac, a Materials Engineer for Lockheed Martin.  Find out how she got there, a project she’s working on, and how you can #BeThatEngineer!

 


Interview (Part I) with MSE alumna, Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano

Interview (Part II) with MSE alumna, Dr. Jacquelynn Garofano


MSE Senior Design Projects

In their senior year, Materials Science & Engineering students get the chance to put their education and skills to the test with their  Senior Design Project, a two-semester course and project that allows for students to work with professors and industry professionals to bring their engineering ideas to life. Seniors gain first-hand experience by designing and building, reaching out to industry leaders and working in a team with other students in their course, while opening the door to job opportunities through business partnerships. Check out some of our students' work in the video below. 


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What to Do With a Materials Engineering Degree
Materials engineers can work in nearly any industry, ranging from cosmetics to appliances.


What is Materials Science?
Discover the secrets behind the Study of Stuff-- how it's put together, how it reacts and the kinds of matter Material Science focuses on.


What does a Materials Scientist do?
From shoes, to tooth fillings, to solar panels, nearly everything you find in everyday life has been worked on by materials scientists. Find out how these researchers use their know-how to come up with new materials, test their properties, and help improve the future.


What do Materials Scientists do out in the real world?
Whether it's civil engineering for the highways you drive on, metallurgy for the car you drive, or bioengineering for the medical devices that can save your life, Materials Science is present in nearly every field of engineering, and in every aspect of your modern world. 


 
Few recognize the vast implications of materials science. Read more.

At the Cutting Edge of Nuclear Energy - Advance Materials Development
Chris Grovenor FIMMM, Malcolm Joyce and Francis Livens of the UK’s National Nuclear User Facility Management Group discuss the opportunities for researchers to advance nuclear materials development.


Dramatic Advances In Materials Have Helped Drive The Manufacturing Revolution
What do we take for granted in the broader manufacturing world when it comes to breakthrough materials?


The world’s premier materials library for design and consumer products.


Why Choose Materials Science and Engineering?

Why Spacex Starship motivated for Stainless Steel heat shield? What’s scientific reason behind it?


7 Amazing Real-World Examples Of 3D Printing In 2018

Now that 3D printers are cheaper to produce, experts predict it won’t be long before they are common in our homes. Here are just a few of the amazing real-world examples of 3D printing in 2018.


Dome Destruction
UCMA's Dome Team members Amanda Agui, Samuel Bedard, Lucas Enright and Justin Hewitt demonstrated the rapid destruction of a plastic dome at 2019 MS&T Conference in Portland, Oregon. Watch the explosion that earned them 'Best in Destruction.'

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