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.
January 3, 2017
December 19, 2016
After working hard all semester, and in preparation for a tough exam period, we decided to throw a party!
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 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.
September 23, 2016
Laura Fabris, Associate Professor, was recently awarded a $50K 2016 Busch Biomedical Research Grant. She is the principal investigator for the project titled “Multiplexed Phenotype Profiling of Prostate Cancer Cells”. Dr. Fabris is also beginning her first semester this year as a tenured professor, effective July 1st. Congratulations Laura!
September 15, 2016
Lisa Klein has been a pioneering professor and scientist, faculty union president and strong supporter of women and minorities Lisa C. Klein is a woman of firsts. She was the first female professor in Rutgers University’s School of Engineering in 1977. She’s performed pioneering research on sol-gel processing – a low temperature way to make ceramics and coatings that led to energy-saving coatings for windows.
September 2, 2016
Rutgers University engineers have found a simple method for producing high-quality graphene that can be used in next-generation electronic and energy devices: bake the compound in a microwave oven. The discovery is documented in a study published online today in the journal Science.
August 4, 2016
A group of approximately 50 New Jersey high school students and their parents visited the Materials Science and Engineering Department on August 2 as part of a broader visit to Rutgers School of Engineering organized by the Dean's Office.