December 2017

December 1, 2017
The Materials Research Society (MRS) is a principal technical organization for materials scientist and engineers.  The MRS 2017 Fall Meeting was held in Boston, MA during November 26 to December 1.  The meeting featured the presentation of many technical papers, both oral and poster, as well as numerous networking forums and a large commercial exposition.  The Rutgers Material Advantage section organized a sizable expedition to Boston to attend where the students learned much and had a great time.  But soon it was time to go home to begin preparing for the upcoming final exam period.

November 2017

November 15, 2017
Dr. Jieun Yang has received the 2017 Postdoctoral Award bestowed by the Materials Research Society on postdoctoral scholars who have shown exceptional performance in their research, leadership, and advocacy as well as outreach or teaching.  Dr. Yang was cited specifically for her "creative research in chemically exfoliated 2D materials and tireless dedication to mentoring women in science and engineering."   Congratulations to Jieun!! See the full article here:
November 2, 2017
On Friday October 27th, 2017, freshman from the Engineering Honors Academy met with SoE undergraduate directors at the School of Engineering’s "Table Talk with Deans and Faculty". This is a unique forum where faculty and scholars of the incoming first year Honors Academy class of 2021 have a chance to meet each other in a small group setting.  This event give the scholars a chance to learn more about each department and faculty members a chance to connect with their students.   

October 2017

October 25, 2017
More than 60 Materials Science and Engineering alumni, faculty, and friends attended the inaugural MSE Alumni Networking Event on October 12, 2017, at The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick. Special thanks to Mr. George McLaren, and his mother, Mrs. Barbara McLaren, for allowing us to recognize them for their family's enduring support of our department's students, research, and outreach. Click here to see a list of attendees.
October 4, 2017
Dr. Peter Schultz, co-inventor of the low-loss optical fiber that enables our worldwide communications network, recently visited MSE and presented an excellent talk entitled, "In Pursuit of Perfect Glass: Fifty Years and Still At It."  Included were many details of his professional journey from scientist to business executive, including his transformative invention (along with Don Keck and Bob Maurer) in 1971 that enabled the manufacture and use of low-loss optical fibers for high-bandwidth long-distance telecommunications.

September 2017

September 22, 2017
Professor Ashutosh Goel selected for “2017 Vittorio Gottardi Prize” by International Commission on Glass
September 15, 2017
Dr. Fabris was recently awarded the Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, for her outstanding contributions to  her field, for her excellence in teaching and mentoring her students, and for her service within the university and  her profession.     Laura Fabris arrived at Rutgers in 2009, specializing in plasmonic nanoparticles with an emphasis on gold, silver,  and aluminum. Dr. Fabris is part of a multidisciplinary team of virologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, and materials scientists joining

August 2017

August 31, 2017
Rutgers materials scientists discover powerful effect that could benefit robotics, aviation, medicine and other fields Imagine repeatedly lifting 165 times your weight without breaking a sweat – a feat normally reserved for heroes like Spider-Man.
August 7, 2017
Professor Dunbar Birnie recently received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support Rutgers' inventions and innovation for the next five years.  He will work in collaboration with the Rutgers Office of Research Commercialization, the Rutgers Business School and the Rutgers Entrepreneurship Coalition to nuture Rutgers’ inventions through an NSF I-Corps “Site”.  The Rutgers' I-Corp Site will provide mentoring and resources for faculty and student inventors to enhance commercialization prospects for their ideas.

July 2017

July 26, 2017
The MSE group page on LinkedIn has a new look! We recently updated our department's group page on LinkedIn.  Please check it out and join to stay connected with MSE: Materials Science and Engineering (formerly Ceramics)  !