MSE News

Congratulations May 2009 Graduating Seniors

Congratulations May 2009 Graduating Seniors

At commencement on May 2, 33 undergraduates received degrees from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  These students are now start their careers with...

Tresa Pollock Elected TMS Fellow

Tresa Pollock Elected TMS Fellow

Professor Tresa Pollock has been inducted as a Fellow of TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society).  She was nominated for her "seminal contributions...

Anton Van der Ven Receives NSF CAREER Award

Anton Van der Ven Receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant professor Anton Van der Ven has been awarded the Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for research...

Katsuyo Thornton Receives NSF CAREER Award

Katsuyo Thornton Receives NSF CAREER Award

Katsuyo Thornton, an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been awarded the Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award...

Max Shtein Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

Max Shtein Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

Max Shtein received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Dr. Shtein is one of  67 researchers from across the...

2009 Imaging Microstructure Contest Winners

2009 Imaging Microstructure Contest Winners

The department is pleased to announce below the winners of the 2009 Imaging Microstructure Contest. The Grand Prize winners are Alejandro Perez-Bergquist (Scientific Merit) and...

John Halloran Appointed Editor-in-Chief of JACerS

John Halloran Appointed Editor-in-Chief of JACerS

Professor John Halloran has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. JACerS is among the top sources for ceramic materials science...

Announcing the 2009 Imaging Microstructure Contest

Materials research, because of its critical focus on structure-property relationships, offers abundant opportunities to capture or simulate images of microstructure that...

Remembering Professor Frank Filisko

Remembering Professor Frank Filisko

It is with great sadness that we report that our friend and colleague, Frank Edward Filisko, died on November 11, 2008, after a two-year battle...

Researchers Identify a New Mechanism for Grain Boundary Diffusion

Metal alloys can fail unexpectedly in a wide range of applications—from jet engines to satellites to cell phones—and new research from the University of...

Sharon Glotzer to Receive Stine Award from AIChE

Sharon Glotzer to Receive Stine Award from AIChE

Sharon Glotzer will receive the Charles M. A. Stine Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for her work in pioneering simulations of glass-forming...

2008 Imaging Microstructure Contest Winners

2008 Imaging Microstructure Contest Winners

The department is pleased to announce below the winners of the 2008 Imaging Microstructure Contest. The Grand Prize winners are Wen Tu (Scientific Merit) and...

Versatile coating for biomedical devices lets them interact with live cells

A new type of plastic coating made from vapor could lead to better biomedical devices such as stents and catheters that are "bioactive," meaning they...

Fluorescent organic nanoparticles help illuminate cellular proteins

Like a smart highlighter, immunofluorescent labeling can zero in on a specific protein, helping scientists understand the structure of a cell and how diseases affect...

Quasicrystal mystery unraveled with computer simulation

The method to the madness of quasicrystals has been a mystery to scientists. Quasicrystals are solids whose atoms aren't arranged in a repeating pattern, as...