News: Announcements

Letter from the Dean – Howard Katz named DMSE Interim Chair

August 4, 2020

Dear WSE faculty and staff, I am delighted to share with you the news that Howard Katz, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective July 1, succeeding Jonah Erlebacher. I know you share my deep appreciation and admiration […]

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Howard Katz Manuscript Published in 2020 Issue of Materials Horizons

April 29, 2020

DMSE professor Howard Katz’s manuscript, entitled “Enhanced and Unconventional Responses in Chemiresistive Sensing Devices for Nitrogen Dioxide and Ammonia from Carboxylated Alkylthiopene Polymers” published in Materials Horizons 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1039/D0MH00049C). The research addresses the ongoing need to detect certain atmospheric gases that can be harmful to humans. Spaces can be made safer for people by creating […]

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Mitra Taheri

Newest Faculty Member Mitra Taheri Honored with Prestigious MURI Award

April 29, 2020

Mitra Taheri, the newest professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Director of the MCP has been recognized by the U.S. Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award. With the MURI Award, Mitra will lead a team from JHU, Northwestern, UVA, and Arizona State Universities in an effort to […]

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Orla Wilson Wins the George E. Owen Teaching Award

April 22, 2019

  Dr. Orla Wilson was selected for the George E. Owen Teaching Award which will be presented at the Dean of Student Life Leadership Awards next week. Accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff leaders are celebrated at the Student Leadership Awards, and with numerous nominations the selection committee is honored to present Dr. Orla Wilson […]

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“Deformation-Driven Dynamic Precipitation in Mg-Al alloys” by Suhas Eswarappa Prameela wins “Best Poster Award” at the 2019 Mach Conference

April 16, 2019

Suhas Eswarappa Prameela was awarded the best poster award at this years 2019 Mach Conference in Annapolis Maryland. Suhas’s research in Tim Weihs’ lab is focused on developing better lightweight armor materials for the US Army. Conventional heat treatment of Magnesium alloys causes long, thin intermetallic particles to precipitate throughout the alloy. These particles are […]

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Ready, Set, GO!

September 10, 2018

  On September 8th, 2018 a group of Materials Science students entered the races; the Hampdenfest toilet-bowl races. Led by third year grad student, Adam Peters, the DMSE students team entitled the Poo-Jays went on to win third place overall and the Best Use of Materials award in the 2018 Hampdenfest toilet-bowl races! While assembling […]

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