November 19, 2015 -- A new Renishaw Raman spectrometer has been added to the growing list of MSE characterization equipment. This new unit, which will add fast Raman imaging capabilities and a thermal stage for in situ Raman analysis to 1500 C, will supplement our current unit. In addition to the enhanced capabilities, the presence of two units in the departent will give greater access to this increasingly essential analytical tool. The unit arrived and was installed this week in a newly renovated laboratory, CCR-209.
November 19, 2015
November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015 -- Professor Deirdre O’Carroll has won the prestigious NSF CAREER grant, announced today by NSF. Professor O’Carroll’s project is entitled "Nanophotonic Radiative Decay Rate Engineering for Stable Blue Organic Phosphorescence," and is funded with $490,380 from NSF beginning June 1 , 2016 and ending May 31, 2021. Congratulations to Deirdre on winning this very competitive award!!
August 19, 2015
The NSF announced yesterday, August 19th, the awarding $404,324 to Ashu Goel and Rutgers University to fund a GOALI program between Rutgers University and Corning Incorporated. In addition to Professor Goel, Nick Smith and Randy Youngman are industrial co-PIs from Corning. The title of the GOALI is "Understanding Composition-Structure-Chemical Durability Relationships in Multicomponent Oxide Glasses: Influence of Mixed Network Former Effect," and will be conducted principally through a joint effort of the two organizations.
August 3, 2015
Come out and cheer on our MSE team!! Thursday, August 6 | 7:00 p.m. | University Park (Busch Campus) Thanks to a playoff win against Food Science on Monday night the MSE Golems softball team advances on to the finals on Thursday, August 6. The league championship game will be played at University Park (near the traffic circle by Werblin Gym) at 7:00 p.m.
July 17, 2015
The much feared MSE Golems took on two perennial powers of the Rutgers Intramural Softball League at University Park last night in a twilight-night doubleheader. Looking powerful and assured the MSE team defeated the Food Science "Foodies" 14 - 12 in the twilight game before dropping the nightcap to the Environmental Science "Adiabats." The Golems have already qualified for the post-season and look forward to being a dominant force in the playoffs.
June 5, 2015
Dr. Lisa Klein was honored by Rutgers University, receiving the Human Dignity Award for her work in encouraging minorities, women, and otherwise disadvantaged groups to pursue their goals. She has dedicated her life to creating a more inclusive environment for these underrepresented groups. The Human Dignity Award recognizes her extraordinary efforts to increase diversity both in academia and in the workforce.
May 7, 2015
MSE undergraduates Lazaro Pacheco and Jamie Wooding presented a poster paper at the Aresty Symposium on May 6th entitled “Characterization of Graphene-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites” (Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Lynch). After careful judging of the many excellent presentations, Laz and Jamie's poster was selected as “Best Poster” in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The poster earned particularly high marks and the judges noted additionally that the work demonstrated great creativity and the presentation was made with excellent clarity and detail.
April 30, 2015
Congratulations to Edmund Han on receiving the 2015 US Department of Energy - Integrated University Scholarship for his research in the field of nuclear waste management. Edmund Han is an undergraduate student (sophomore) at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University. He is working under the mentorship of Prof. Ashutosh Goel and his research is focused towards understanding crystallization kinetics and chemical durability of high level nuclear waste glasses.
April 3, 2015
The 2015 MSE Newsletter has just hit the newsstands. Get your copy here! Read about many of the interesting events and accomplishments in the Department during the past year.
February 13, 2015
Congratulations to Edmund Han on receiving the 2015 Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship. Edmund Han is an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, researching under the advisory of Professor Ashutosh Goel in the field of glass engineering. He is a sophomore in Material Science and Engineering, Class of 2017. He is currently studying the impact of iron content on sodium- and alumina-rich silicate glasses.