July 2020

July 1, 2020
Dr. Akdoğan was elected the new Undergraduate Program Director by MSE faculty and has taken over from Professor Wenzel on 1 July 2020 after a 3-month transition period. We thank Professor Wenzel for his service to the department and wish Professor Akdoğan the best of success in his new role in the department.

May 2020

May 7, 2020
Professor Akdoğan was awarded “Professor of the Year in MSE” by the Engineering Governing Council (EGC) for the academic year 2019-20. The award ceremony took place on 4 May via Webex. The citation by the EGC reads:

March 2020

March 11, 2020
Gold-based tool could help virologists stop replication of viruses A Rutgers-led team has developed a tool to monitor influenza A virus mutations in real time, which could help virologists learn how to stop viruses from replicating.

February 2020

February 13, 2020
Glass and Water: Fast Surface Relaxation Abstract

October 2019

October 21, 2019
The Materials Science & Technology technical meeting and exhibition showcases the forefront of research innovations and technologies in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) field, bringing together scientists, engineers, students, and more to discuss current research and technical applications. The meeting this fall spanned from September 29th to October 3rd in Portland, Oregon.

September 2019

June 2019

May 2019

May 19, 2019
The MSE Department, in collaboration with the CCOMC under the direction of Professor Haber, has acquired a state of the art Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope with exceptional capabilities that will enhance materials research throughout the school and across the campus.  The instrument, valued at more than $1.4M, is a Zeiss Gemini 300 Nano-VP equipped with three secondary detectors, two backscattered detectors, a STEM detector, an EBS Detector, as well as many other accessories and operational features.  From a spectroscopy perspective the machine is fitted with multiple Oxford det

April 2019

April 25, 2019
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On April 23 the Rutgers Chapter of Keramos welcomed 27 Piscataway High School honors chemistry students from Dr. Janet Mrotek's, a Rutgers MSE alum, class. Organized by Mikio LaCapra, Ethan Benderly-Kremen, and Katie Sun, the day of activities included individual take-home glass slump molding projects, a glass pouring demonstration, department and campus tours, and discussions about materials science and transitioning from life in high school to college.