October 2013

October 14, 2013
Dr. Ashutosh Goel will join the Rutgers Materials Science and Engineering faculty on January 1.  The hiring of Dr. Goel brings important new expertise in several key areas of glass science and engineering to the Materials group.  His position at Rutgers is supported in part by a grant from Corning Incorporated and his work will be directed principally at research in glass science and the development and application of associated novel materials.  His background in glass includes nuclear waste glass, bioglasses and materials, and optics.  A more detailed summary of Dr.

September 2013

September 23, 2013
A project to build one of the most advanced electron microscopes in the world was touted Friday by the White House as one of “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America.” The Rutgers project was funded through a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation with additional funding through the university.
September 19, 2013
Peter Smith, MSE class of '88, is featured on the School of Engineering website this month.  Dr. Smith, who is CEO of  Branchburg, New Jersey based Voltaix, Inc., is also a member of the MSE External Advisory Board..

June 2013

June 13, 2013
Professor O'Carroll of the MSE faculty has been awarded a $335,926 grant from the NSF-DMR Electronic and Photonic Materials Program to study the Theoretical and Experimental Design of Multifunctional Plasmonic Electrodes for Polymer-Based Optoelectronics.

August 2012

August 13, 2012
The US Army has enlisted the help of several universities to help develop more effective protective materials for soldiers and vehicles.  Professor Richard Haber of the Materials Science and Engineering Department is a major part of this effort and is leading the ceramic science and engineering segment of the program, in which he will direct $9 million of research aimed at developing processes and methods to create lightweight boron carbide armor.

March 2012

March 31, 2012
Dr. Uma Chowdhry of Dupont presented the Malcolm G. McLaren Distinguished Lecture in Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University Friday as part of a day-long symposium honoring the late leader and MSE department head.  Shown here answering questions afterwards, her lecture addressed "Innovations Fueling a New Era of Sustainability."

October 2011

October 14, 2011
After receiving the R&D 100 award last night for structures made from Rutgers University licensed polymer blend technology as one of the best 100 technology developments worldwide (, the Army Corps of Engineers, Rutgers, and Axion International were then chosen to be one of the Top 3 Technologies of that group for 2011.

September 2011

September 27, 2011
On September 21st, 2011, the Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT Program and the Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN) took great pleasure in honoring the memory of Professor John Jun Xu (1964-2009) in conjunction with the Second Annual IGERT Symposium.  For more information click here    

July 2011

July 22, 2011
The All Thermoplastic Composite, I-Beam Design, High-Capacity Bridge System has been selected by an independent judging panel and editors of R&D Magazine as a recipient of a 2011 R&D 100 Award. This highly prestigious national award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced the past year.  Rutgers MSE polymer scientists and engineers, led by Professor Thomas Nosker and working in the MSE-based Advanced Polymer Center, developed the polymer composite blend used in the design.
July 22, 2011
Cekdar Vakifahmetoglu, a post-doctoral associate working with Professor Richard Riman, has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Davidge award for his review on the "Fabrication and properties of ceramic ID nanostructures from preceramic polymers".  His review is published in Vol. 110, Issue 4 of "Advances in Applied Ceramics."  The award is run by the Editorial Board of Advances in Applied Ceramics and is open to postgraduates worldwide.  In the words of the publisher, Dr.