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.

September 2016

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.