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Enzmann (’22) Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 9, 2021

Bruce Enzmann (’22) has been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Recognized for his work in Hai-Quan Mao’s laboratory group, Enzmann is a member of an undergraduate research team […]

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NSF awards Three DMSE students with Graduate Research Fellowships

April 2, 2021

Three materials science and engineering students have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports exemplary graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who demonstrate excellence in their pursuit of research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. As NSF fellows, David Beaudry, Hao (Nick) Zhang and Siddharth Iyer […]

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Prospective PhD Virtual Visit Day

March 5, 2021

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Prospective Doctoral Student Visit Day Friday, February 26, 2021   Itinerary 11:00 – 11:30 AM Welcome and department overview (Zoom Recording) Prof. Todd Hufnagel, Chair of the Doctoral Program Committee 11:30 – 12:00 PM Parallel research presentation / Q&A Sessions Structural / Functional Materials (Zoom Recording) Host: Prof. Shoji […]

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Mitra Taheri named 2021 Brimacombe Medalist by TMS

March 3, 2021

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is pleased to announce that Professor Mitra Taheri has been named a 2021 Brimacombe Medalist by the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). The Brimacombe Medal is a mid-career award recognizing those with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy or science related to materials […]

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DMSE Virtual Seminar Series

March 2, 2021

Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 PM February 3rd- Daniel Grave February 10th –Ana-Nicoleta Bondar February 17th-  Amy Clarke February 24th – Christopher Murray March 3rd – Valentino Cooper March 10th- Jonthan Rivnay March 17th –  Xiaoming He March 31st – Myriam Cotten April 21st – Michel Barsoum April 28th –Jeff Klauda   Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 PM   September […]

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Taheri and team publish roadmap to the future of electron microscopy

March 2, 2021

Engineer Mitra Taheri and team publish roadmap to harness data science and artificial intelligence for electron microscopy, unlocking tool’s full power Since they came into use in 1938, electron microscopes have played a pivotal role in a host of scientific advances, including the discovery of new proteins and therapeutics and contributions made to the electronics […]

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Mao elected 2021 National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

February 12, 2021

Professor Hai-Quan Mao has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors’ Senior Members Class of 2021. Hai-Quan Mao, associate director of the Institute of NanoBioTechnology (INBT) and a professor of materials science and engineering, is known for his work engineering novel nanomaterials for regenerative medicine and therapy delivery applications. Senior Members are inventors comprised […]

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Shoji Hall receives NSF Early CAREER Award

February 12, 2021

We are excited to announce that Anthony Shoji Hall, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Shoji’s research focuses on investigating electrochemically mediated renewable energy reactions and the synthesis […]

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Polymer conducting, semiconducting, and charge storing devices

February 10, 2021

Polymer conducting, semiconducting, and charge storing devices; self-assembled and chemically responsive electronic materials, energy-converting materials N-type organic materials are essential for developing practical organic thermoelectric (TE) devices.  Two n-type polymers based on dichlorodithienylethene (ClTVT) were synthesized. Using the two polymers doped with CoCp2 and N-DMBI, respectively, organic thermoelectric devices were prepared and compared. Doping of […]

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Conductive p-type polymers

February 1, 2021

Enhanced Molecular Doping for High Conductivity in Polymers with Volume Freed for Dopants We present two new polythiophene isomers, with more separation and lower side chain density on the backbone compared with the typical polythiophenes. The introduction of spacer subunits to separate the side chains improves the accommodation of dopant molecules close to the polymer […]

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