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Our Chapter’s Special Project Proposal for 2013 was recommended for funding by Materials Research Society and the chapter was awarded $400.00 for MRS Chapter Seminars and Industry Trips.

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Materials Science Teams Score Honor
Three interdisciplinary teams won honors at the Materials Science & Technology 2011 conference for their photographic images of a variety of read more

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Koerner Family Grad Fellows Selected
Five engineering doctoral students who aspire to careers in an academic setting have been selected to receive Koerner Family Fellowships, which confer $10,000 to each. read more

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Congratulations to Yang Zhong (PhD candidate and MRS member) who was awarded a fellowship to participate in the 2011 Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) Summer Fellowship Program. The CSNR program is an intensive 10-week program for graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. read more

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Congratulations to Suk-kyun Ahn (MRS member and PhD student in Polymer Science), recipient of the 2011 Samuel J Huang Graduate Student Research Award. This annual award recognizes a graduate student for outstanding research in the field of polymer science and engineering at UConn.

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Congratulations to Adam Cywar (MRS member and PhD student in EE), recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award. read more

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Congratulations to Jacquelynn Garofano (MRS member and PhD student in MSE), recipient of the 2011 Women of Innovation Award or Collegian Leadership and Innovation

About Jacquelynn: read more        2011 Winners: read more        
2011 Finalist bios: read more
Jackie was also recently named the 2010 MSE program Outstanding Graduate Student Award. read more

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Best Poster Award for Claire Weiss, Bilge Senturk and Chitra Subramanian
Congratulations to Claire Weiss, Bilge Senturk and Chitra Subramanian, each recipients of the Best Poster Paper Award at the 2011 Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (CMOC) held at Yale University.  read more

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UConn MRS Chapter participates in NanoDays 2011
NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. read more

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Congratulations to MRS Members, Satyesh Yadav and Greg Wrobel, Award Recipients at the Conncticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (CMOC) Symposium. Satyesh Yadav, recipient of the Best Poster Paper Award [co-authors Tom Sadowski and Rampi Ramprasad]. reg Wrobel, recipient of the Best Oral Paper Award ["Synthesis and Field Emission of Seedless ZnO Nanoneedles on Metals" with Marcin Piech, Pu-Xian Gao, and Sameh Dardona, UConn and UTRC]. Other awards for UConn students were awarded to Supriya Karmakar for Best Poster Paper Award. 

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CMBE Department Head, C. Barry Carter, is elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, (CASE). read more

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Come attend the CMOC - the Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010.
This year, CMOC will be held on UConn's campus, so I would encourage you to consider attending. Registration is FREE for graduate and undergraduate students.
Registration must be received by Monday, April 5th, 2010.
Invited talks include:
• Graphene Electronics, C.Y. Sung, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY.
• Promises and challenges in solid state lighting,  E. Fred Schubert, RPI, Troy, NY
• High Performance Multiplexed-Scaled down field enabled systems, Luis Fernando Velasquez-Garcia, MIT.
• Thin film electronics for hybrid integration, Ioannis (John) Kymissis, Columbia U.
Sessions include:
I. Devices
II. Materials & Characterization
III. Emerging Technologies IV. Applications
Registration Form & Brochure

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WeissFellow MRS Member & UConn Ph.D. Candidate in MSE, Claire Weiss, is the recipient of the 2010 Women of Innovation Award. read more

 

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Congratulations to our newly elected 2010-2011 Executive Board.
Vincent Palumbo - President
Dharma Maddala - Vice-President
Satyesh Yadav - Secretary
Ellen Lavorato - Treasurer

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Check out the latest MRS Bulletin [March 2010]
"Materials from Renewable Resources", please look for Dharma Maddala's, our Vice President's picture in there from the Fall Meeting.