April 2015

April 3, 2015
The 2015 MSE Newsletter has just hit the newsstands.  Get your copy here!  Read about many of the interesting events and accomplishments in the Department during the past year.

February 2015

February 13, 2015
Congratulations to Edmund Han on receiving the 2015 Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship. Edmund Han is an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, researching under the advisory of Professor Ashutosh Goel in the field of glass engineering. He is a sophomore in Material Science and Engineering, Class of 2017. He is currently studying the impact of iron content on sodium- and alumina-rich silicate glasses.
February 7, 2015
The Malcolm G. McLaren Distinguished Lecture Symposium with the theme of "The Possibilities of Glass" will be held on Friday April 17th on the Rutgers Campus. The afternoon technical program features Professor David Pye as the MGM Distinguished Lecturer.  An additional Special Invited Lecture will feature the renowned glass artist Bertil Vallien.  Come join us at the Zimmerli Museum of Art on the College Avenue Campus for the afternoon lectures and stay for the reception and banquet held in the museum’s beautiful galleries.

January 2015

January 16, 2015
Congratulations to Rajesh Kappera, Ph.D. student in Prof. Manish Chhowalla's Group, for winning the Graduate Student Gold Award at MRS Fall 2014. He presented his recent work "High Performance Transistors from Ultra-Thin MoS2 by Phase Engineered Low Resistance Contacts".

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.