News

July 2011

July 21, 2011
On May 1 of this year at the Engineering Governing Council's Leadership Conference held at Brower Commons, Prof. John Matthewson received a certificate for his having been awarded Teacher of the Year for our department. The Council acknowledged his dedication to his students, noting that it had not been overlooked.  Prof. Matthewson has been at Rutgers since 1991, and continues to inspire his students.  Our congratulations for a well-deserved award go out to him.

May 2011

May 26, 2011
Congratulations to Carlos Bledt, MSE Class '12, who has been awarded a scholarship from SPIE, The International Society for Optics and Photonics. He will be presented with a certificate at one of the upcoming SPIE meetings. Carlos studies with Prof. James Harrington, who heads The Laboratory for the Development of Specialty Fiber Optics, a part of the Materials Science and Engineering Department.  The goal of this research laboratory is the development of specialty fiber optics for the transmission of infrared energy for a variety applications.  
May 18, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends of the Department, Things are going great for our department, as you will see by reading through our most recent newsletter. The department is enjoying a period of growth and evolution in both research and education.  Click on the link below to read the pdf document. MSE 2010-2011 Newsletter

March 2011

March 21, 2011
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March 2, 2011
The Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT, a joint Rutgers-Princeton graduate program funded by NSF, is now recruiting trainees for the upcoming school year.  Appointments begin September 1, 2011.  Deadline for applications is April 1, 2011.   For more information, click here,  or contact Johanna Bernstein at jrbernst@rci.rutgers.edu.

October 2010

October 22, 2010
Posted: October 22, 2010 Development at Rutgers University of structural materials from blends of recycled plastics has led to a spinoff company, Axion International, which was awarded one of Newsweek’s Top Ten Big Ideas in the October 18 issue of Newsweek Magazine. 
October 21, 2010
MSE undergraduate student Carlos Bledt received a prestigious NSF travel grant to present a poster at the MS&T meeting. His poster was awarded second place, an outstanding outcome for an undergraduate. Carlos studies under the direction of Professor Jim Harrington.    
October 21, 2010
MSE undergraduate student Carlos Bledt received a prestigious NSF travel grant to present a poster at the MS&T meeting. His poster was awarded second place, an outstanding outcome for an undergraduate. Carlos studies under the direction of Professor Jim Harrington.    
October 21, 2010
Dunbar Birnie has been elevated to Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.
October 21, 2010
ACerS Outstanding Educator Award to John Matthewson. This is the first time anyone at Rutgers has ever received this prestigious award. More details at:   http://ceramics.org/acers-community/award-winners-resources/.

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