October 2014

October 11, 2014
Honor students from the Class of 2018 visited the department and were shown some of exciting research and educational activities occurring in the department.  Chair Richard Lehman welcomed them with an overview of the department and noted that they should feel very welcome in the department considering that 28% of our sophomores are honors students, three times the school average.  Also noted were the laboratory research opportunities available to them and the excellent careers their studies will lead them to.
October 9, 2014
We toured Professor Harrington's laboratories the other day and observed his awesome process for growing sapphire optical fibers via a CO2 laser process.  Thought you would like to see.    
October 2, 2014
See MSE professor Tom Nosker in this new advertisement to be shown on TV during Rutgers football games.      

September 2014

September 16, 2014
Professor Goel of the MSE faculty has been awarded a $800,000 grant over 3 years and an additional $150,000 grant for 1 year from the U.S. Department of Energy to work towards developing glasses and ceramics for radioactive waste immobilization. The $800,000 grant has been awarded in the framework of Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) to develop glass-bonded ceramic waste forms for immobilization of iodine-129 and mixed halide radioactive wastes. The details about this project can be obtained from
September 16, 2014
James A. Harrington contributed to medical, industrial and defense uses of fiber optics, advised Department of State on safeguarding technology exports  The Board of Governors today awarded the Donald H. Jacobs Chair in Applied Physics to James A. Harrington, professor of Materials Science and Engineering. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

June 2014

June 15, 2014
Professor James Harrington, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is the 2014 recipient of the SPIE Gold Medal Award in recognition of his seminal contributions to the field of specialty fiber optics and his pioneering work in the development of infrared transmissive fiber optics and their applications in laser power delivery, chemical and thermal sensing, and spectroscopy.  SPIE is the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

March 2014

March 13, 2014
Working with faculty on real research projects has always been a hallmark of the MSE department and a reason that many students cite as a key feature of their engineering education.
March 1, 2014
Congratulations to Leonard C. Feldman, 2014 MRS Fellow! Professor Feldman is currently the Director of Rutgers Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; and Vice President, Physical Science and Engineering Partnerships.  Dr. Feldman has been named a 2014 MRS Fellow "For innovative applications of ion beam analysis; seminal contributions to the elucidation of surface and interface structures; and distinguished service to the materials community." 

December 2013

December 16, 2013
Professor Richard Riman’s patented reactive hydrothermal liquid phase densification (rHLPD) process is the foundation for success for Solidia Technologies. The process, developed at Rutgers, enables carbon sequestration in concrete via CO2 activated binding resulting in finished concrete with up to 70 percent less embodied carbon than portland cement alternatives.  Read published article