CMOC – the Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics

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 

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.  

Best Poster Award for Claire Weiss


Claire Weiss (CMBE, Ph.D. student) – “Influence of the precursor solution mobility on the dielectric response of chemical solution deposited strontium titanate thin films on Si” with MW Cole of the US Army Research Lab and Pamir Alpay

Best Poster Award for Bilge Senturk


Bilge Senturk (CMBE, Ph.D. student)- “Base metal alloys with self-healing native oxides for electrical contact materials” with JV Mantese of UTRC; Yong Liu, Pamir Alpay and Mark Aindow

Best Poster Award for Chitra Subramanian


Chitra Subramanian (Polymer, Ph.D. student) – “Nanofiber based composite structures for PEM fuel cells” with Robert Weiss and Montgomery Shaw.

MRS Members Receive CMOC Awards

Congratulations to MRS Members, Satyesh Yadav and Greg Wrobel, Award Recipients at the Conncticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (CMOC) SymposiumSatyesh 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.

Activities 2009

November 16 – December 12: Chapter collected toys for donations to Toys for Tots

November 24th: MRS Colloquium: Graduate students presenting at MRS gave their talks during the colloquium.

October 9th: International Luncheon

August 12th: MRS Seminar by Dr. McEvily Dr. McEvily (Emeritus Professor of Metallurgy, IMS) will be giving a talk on failure analysis. A number of structural failures which have figured importantly in the history of Failure Analysis and structural design are discussed. Techniques for the detection of cracks are described, and several case studies based upon the speaker’s experience are reviewed.

March 18thMRS Chapter Spring 2009 Seminar Series

January 30thFirst MRS Chapter meeting for the Spring semester

Activities 2008

November 5th: International Luncheon

November 13th: Graduate School Forum

October 1st: First MRS Chapter meeting for the Fall semester.

June 1st: Planning begins for the Summer Seminar Series hosted by our MRS University Chapter. Our goal is to have several presentations in the series over the summer which gives both students and faculty at the university to present their research. We are currently in talks with professors from other institutions as well to participate in this series.

May 1st: Announcement was made of upcoming elections for Executive Office positions for the 2008 – 2009 academic year. Members were encouraged to nominate themselves for positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

May 28th: We held our first MRS International Lucheon where our members brought dishes to share that represented their culture. We got this idea from the University of Delaware MRD Chapter website. The ethnicity of our members is diverse and as to our delight we were treated to a delicious array of dishes that represented Indian Irish, German, Chinese, Tawain and American traditions.

May 30th: The Executive Board positions are filled by Jacquelynn Garofano (President), Julie Mackey (Vice-President), Salay Stannard (Secretary), and Joseph Rajan (Treasurer). The duties of the new E-Board are effective upon submission of the Annual Activity Report.

April 24-25th: Several of our members volunteered at the 17th Annual CPTV Family Science Expo held at the Connecticut Expo Center in East Hartford, Connecticut.

March 1st: The primary email address for the chapter ( was established and announced to chapter members.

March 24th: We held our first chapter meeting (on campu) which was the “MRS Meet & Greet.” At this meeting, we had a pizza party which gave our members a chance to gather together for the first time as a chapter.

February 18th: We received notification from Dr. Cleva W. Ow-Yang, MRS Special Project Program Chair, that our chapter was awarded full funding requested for the Special Project proposal.

January 20th: Jacquelynn Garofano created UConn Materials Research Society (MRS) Student Chapter group on Facebook. This group is used as an outlet to let our members know about upcoming events at the university and MRS meetings.