UConn Scientists Find Material’s Defects Improve Solar Cell Performance
Using a novel mapping technique developed at UConn, researchers have discovered new conductive properties in cadmium telluride.
Stephanie Bendtsen’s Research for Regeneration
Stephanie Bendtsen is a Ph.D. candidate in materials science working with innovative biomaterials.
The Many Opportunities For An MSE Undergrad
Undergraduate Amy Hernandez is in her final year at UConn, but she knows her Material Science and Engineering (MSE) education has provided her with a bright future head. “Material science and engineering is diverse and empowering; it is how we will adapt for the future and create novel technologies and improvements,” Amy said.
Stay in touch with the School of Engineering. Join our LinkedIn alumni group to share your latest activities and learn what your fellow graduates are doing. You may also send your news directly to Heidi Douglas, Director of Engineering Alumni Relations.
Women Engineers Conference Inspires a New Generation
Wintry weather failed to dampen spirits at the “Celebration of Women in Engineering,” a daylong conference exploring the challenges of women engineering the future held Tuesday, February 18 in conjunction with national Engineers Week.
Student Spotlight: MSE Undergraduate Doug Hendrix
A scanning electron microscope image of a 45 rpm vinyl record from Doug’s project in MSE 3056 investigating the storage density of analog vs. digital media.
MSE Establishes Strong Presence at EMA 2014 Conference
From January 22nd to the 24th, the fifth annual Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) conference was held in Orlando, Florida. Jointly programmed by the Electronics Division and Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society, EMA focuses on electroceramic materials for electronic, magnetic, dielectric and optical components, devices, and systems.
UConn Extension 4-H Program in Litchfield County visits the Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Before watching the UConn women’s basketball team outshine Louisville, on February 9th a group from the UConn Extension 4-H Program in Litchfield County visited the Center for Clean Energy Engineering.
What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Larry Acquarulo, John Carrington, Lon Hultgren and George Kruk Philbrick .
Scholarship Honors Dr. Owen Devereux
A new scholarship fund has been established in memory of the late, beloved Owen F. Devereux, who led the Metallurgy Department at UConn from 1983-98 and served as a distinguished faculty member for over three decades. The Owen Devereux Scholarship in Materials Science & Engineering will be awarded to two exceptional undergraduate students each year.
‘Digital Alchemist’ Uses Computer to Design New Materials
Serge Nakhmanson describes himself as a ‘digital alchemist.’ A former scientist with the Argonne National Laboratory, he specializes in the computer-based design and discovery of advanced multifunctional materials.
Graduate student Jaime Angueira recently presented a TEDxUConn lecture, and members of the Material Advantage chapter at UConn toured Laser Joining Technologies. Read about their activities.
Jon Kaplan Receives SMART Scholarship
Biomedical Engineering senior Jonathan T. Kaplan was awarded a prestigious national Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship in August. He was one of just 150 recipients chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants, and Jon is UConn’s second student to receive a SMART scholarship. Materials Science & Engineering doctoral student Claire Weiss was a 2009 SMART recipient.
“Accelerating Materials Property Predictions Using Machine Learning” Published in Scientific Reports
Professor Ramamurthy Ramprasad, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ghanshyam Pilania, and doctoral candidate Chenchen Wang of Materials Science and Engineering, in conjunction with Professor Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (Computer Science and Engineering) and Dr. Xun Jiang (Ph.D. Statistics 2013), jointly collaborated on a research paper published online on September 30, 2013 in Scientific Reports, the open access journal of Nature.
Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni by visiting our website. Following are briefs covering recent activities of some graduates. We look forward to hearing your news!
Three Engineering Faculty Elected to CASE
Three engineering faculty will be inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) on May 31, during a gala event to be held at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs.
The Rules of the Game
How well can you play a game without knowing the rules? Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, believed, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
CMBE Professors Investigate Nano-Devices for Explosive Detection
Two faculty members in the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering have begun a project that has the promise to transform the work and protect the lives of military and law enforcement personnel around the world. Associate professors Brian Willis and Yong Wang, working on a grant funded by the Office of Naval Research, are attempting to develop an electronic chemical sensing device that can identify the presence of explosives by sampling the vapor around an object.
Dr. Carter Elected AAAS Fellow
Dr. C. Barry Carter, Department Head of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.
Early Intro to Engineering Set Course for Grad Student
Vincent Palumbo, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at the University of Connecticut, has a special bond with the School of Engineering that first took root during his high school years.
Lauren Vitti Hones Leadership Skills within Engineering Sorority
While pursuing a challenging Engineering Physics/Materials Science major, fourth-year student Lauren Vitti still carves out time for her sorority, the six-year old Theta chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a national engineering women’s social organization. At the UConn campus, Phi Sigma Rho affords female engineering students an academic and social support network that strengthens their sense […]