February 2017

February 17, 2017
Attacking the Flu by Hijacking Infected Cells They’re called TIPs and their task would be to infiltrate and outcompete influenza, HIV, Ebola and other viruses.
February 17, 2017
Glenn Amatucci, research professor and director, Energy Storage Research Group, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $1,077,157. The project, titled Self-Forming Thin Interphases and Electrodes Enabling 3-D Structured High Energy Density Batteries, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn more about Amatucci here.
February 7, 2017
Professor Manish Chhowalla has been elected to the class of 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellows. According to MRS: "The title of MRS Fellow honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2% of the current MRS regular membership. Thus, the distinction is highly selective.

January 2017

January 20, 2017
Thank you for making the 2017 MGM Symposium a success!   We look forward to seeing you next year!    
January 3, 2017
Professor Safari's students in Crystal Chemistry and Structure of Materials (Fall 2016) present the various zeolite structural models they built from the constituent atoms.  Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate crystals that occur naturally but can also be produced synthetically at high volumes.  Their structure open and can accommodate a wide variety of cations, such as Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+ among others. These positive ions are rather loosely held and can readily be exchanged for others in aqueous solution.

December 2016

December 19, 2016
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    After working hard all semester, and in preparation for a tough exam period, we decided to throw a party!  

November 2016

November 3, 2016
How do you handle nuclear waste that will be radioactive for millions of years, keeping it from harming people and the environment? It isn’t easy, but Rutgers researcher Ashutosh Goel has discovered ways to immobilize such waste – the offshoot of decades of nuclear weapons production – in glass and ceramics.

October 2016

October 17, 2016
Two MSE graduate students, Muharrem Acerce, supervised by Professor Manish Chhowalla, and Zeqing Shen, supervised by Professor Deidre O'Carroll, have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Graduate Student Award for the 2016 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting to be held in Boston November 27 to December 2. Congratulations to Muharrem and Zeqing!  
October 3, 2016
 Doctoral Student Working Under ORP Contract Earns Award  
October 3, 2016
Three visiting scholars arrived over the summer: Dr. Purnendu Parhi from Ravenshaw University, India; Dr. Malka Pinkas, from the Nuclear Research Center-Negev, Israel; and Dr. Pradeesh Kannan from Government Victoria College, India. They join Abdul Rahman, who arrived in January.