February 2016

February 4, 2016
Congratulations to Ambar Deshkar on receiving the 2016 Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship. Ambar Deshkar is a graduate student in the research group of Professor Ashutosh Goel. His research is focused on understanding crystallization behavior of sodium and alumina rich high level nuclear waste glasses. The Roy G. Post Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to students to develop careers in the safe management of nuclear materials and to participate in the Waste Management Symposium.

December 2015

December 7, 2015

November 2015

November 30, 2015
  Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.  It is our great pleasure to inform you that the IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2015 meeting, elevated Dr. Feldman to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2016, "for contributions to semiconductor-dielectric interfaces for MOS technologies."
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015 -- A new Renishaw Raman spectrometer has been added to the growing list of MSE characterization equipment.  This new unit, which will add fast Raman imaging capabilities and a thermal stage for in situ Raman analysis to 1500 C, will supplement our current unit.  In addition to the enhanced capabilities, the presence of two units in the departent will give greater access to this increasingly essential analytical tool.  The unit arrived and was installed this week in a newly renovated laboratory, CCR-209.
November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015 -- Professor Deirdre O’Carroll has won the prestigious NSF CAREER grant, announced today by NSF.  Professor O’Carroll’s project is entitled "Nanophotonic Radiative Decay Rate Engineering for Stable Blue Organic Phosphorescence," and is funded with $490,380 from NSF beginning June 1 , 2016 and ending May 31, 2021.  Congratulations to Deirdre on winning this very competitive award!!

August 2015

August 19, 2015
The NSF announced yesterday, August 19th, the awarding $404,324 to Ashu Goel and Rutgers University to fund a GOALI program between Rutgers University and Corning Incorporated.  In addition to Professor Goel, Nick Smith and Randy Youngman are industrial co-PIs from Corning.  The title of the GOALI is "Understanding Composition-Structure-Chemical Durability Relationships in Multicomponent Oxide Glasses: Influence of Mixed Network Former Effect," and will be conducted principally through a joint effort of the two organizations.
August 3, 2015
Come out and cheer on our MSE team!! Thursday, August 6 | 7:00 p.m. | University Park (Busch Campus)  Thanks to a playoff win against Food Science on Monday night the MSE Golems softball team advances on to the finals on Thursday, August 6. The league championship game will be played at University Park (near the traffic circle by Werblin Gym) at 7:00 p.m. 

July 2015

July 17, 2015
The much feared MSE Golems took on two perennial powers of the Rutgers Intramural Softball League at University Park last night in a twilight-night doubleheader.  Looking powerful and assured the MSE team defeated the Food Science "Foodies" 14 - 12 in the twilight game before dropping the nightcap to the Environmental Science "Adiabats."  The Golems have already qualified for the post-season and look forward to being a dominant force in the playoffs.

June 2015

June 5, 2015
Dr. Lisa Klein was honored by Rutgers University, receiving the Human Dignity Award for her work in encouraging minorities, women, and otherwise disadvantaged groups to pursue their goals. She has dedicated her life to creating a more inclusive environment for these underrepresented groups. The Human Dignity Award recognizes her extraordinary efforts to increase diversity both in academia and in the workforce.   

May 2015

May 7, 2015
MSE undergraduates Lazaro Pacheco and Jamie Wooding presented a poster paper at the Aresty Symposium on May 6th entitled “Characterization of Graphene-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites” (Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Lynch).  After careful judging of the many excellent presentations, Laz and Jamie's poster was selected as “Best Poster” in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  The poster earned particularly high marks and the judges noted additionally that the work demonstrated great creativity and the presentation was made with excellent clarity and detail.