October 2017

October 4, 2017
Dr. Peter Schultz, co-inventor of the low-loss optical fiber that enables our worldwide communications network, recently visited MSE and presented an excellent talk entitled, "In Pursuit of Perfect Glass: Fifty Years and Still At It."  Included were many details of his professional journey from scientist to business executive, including his transformative invention (along with Don Keck and Bob Maurer) in 1971 that enabled the manufacture and use of low-loss optical fibers for high-bandwidth long-distance telecommunications.

September 2017

September 22, 2017
Professor Ashutosh Goel selected for “2017 Vittorio Gottardi Prize” by International Commission on Glass
September 15, 2017
Dr. Fabris was recently awarded the Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, for her outstanding contributions to  her field, for her excellence in teaching and mentoring her students, and for her service within the university and  her profession.     Laura Fabris arrived at Rutgers in 2009, specializing in plasmonic nanoparticles with an emphasis on gold, silver,  and aluminum. Dr. Fabris is part of a multidisciplinary team of virologists, evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, and materials scientists joining

August 2017

August 31, 2017
Rutgers materials scientists discover powerful effect that could benefit robotics, aviation, medicine and other fields Imagine repeatedly lifting 165 times your weight without breaking a sweat – a feat normally reserved for heroes like Spider-Man.
August 7, 2017
Continuing to pave the way in innovation, Rutgers is launching a new program to bridge the gap between the lab and marketplace. Materials science and engineering professor Dunbar Birnie led the team that recently received a $500,000 grant to support Rutgers' inventions for the next five years through the NSF I-Corps program. According to the NSF, the I-Corps program works to bring research projects to the marketplace, thereby fostering a national ecosystem of innovation.

July 2017

July 26, 2017
The MSE group page on LinkedIn has a new look! We recently updated our department's group page on LinkedIn.  Please check it out and join to stay connected with MSE: Materials Science and Engineering (formerly Ceramics)  !    

June 2017

June 23, 2017
Ahmad Safari is recipient of the 2017 IEEE-UFFC Robert E Newnham Award for his sustained and impactful contributions in structure-property relationships of ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics, composites, and films. The IEEE Robert E. Newnham award is intended for international investigators in the field of dielectric, piezoelectric and multi-ferroics materials that have contributed significantly to the understanding of structure-property relations.
June 14, 2017
Materials science and engineering research associate Jennifer Lynch-Branzoi was selected as the first recipient of the Rutgers’ TechAdvance Fund. She was awarded a $100,000 grant for her project on barrier resistance in Graphene Enhanced Polymer Matrix Composites (G-PMCs). Lynch-Branzoi will investigate the permeation of small gases through G-PMCs, which potentially offer a lightweight replacement for fuel tanks and packaging applications with longer shelf lives.
June 14, 2017
Professor Ashutosh Goel has been selected as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science (IJAGS). IJAGS is a leading peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of glass science and technology published by Wiley on the behalf of the American Ceramic Society (

May 2017

May 9, 2017
 Congratulations to Jamie Wooding (Class of 2017) and Jacob Kupferberg (’17)!! They are recipients of the National Science Foundation’s 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  Eight students from Rutgers University, four of those from the School of Engineering, received this award.