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     Materials Science & Engineering
           Graduate Program
•	          Graduate	degrees	(M.S.	and	Ph.D.)	have	been		   	
												offered	for	over	40	years
•	    More	than	four	hundred	alumni	are	
	     employed	in	industry,	academia	and		
•	          We	currently	have	28	faculty	in	the	MSE	
												Graduate	Program
Local	industry	includes
	     United	Technologies	Corporation	
	     				[Pratt	&	Whitney,	Sikorsky,	Otis,	Hamilton	Sunstrand		
	     				&	UTC	Power]	
	     Electric	Boat	[a	division	of	General	Dynamics]	
	     Fuel	Cell	Energy	
	     Proton	Energy

                UConn at a Glance
•	 UConn	is	the	top-ranked	public	university	in	New	Eng-
   land	offering	rich	social,	cultural	and	athletic	activities
•	 UConn	is	currently	undergoing	a	multi-billion	dollar		
   	 campus-wide	building	and	renovation		
   	 program                                                                                                  Materials Science & Engineering
•	 UConn	is	midway	between	New	York	City	and	Boston	for	
   easy	visits	but	you	don’t	have	to	live	in	either.	
                                                                                                                    Graduate Program
	     			Boston:	75	minutes
	     			New	York:	150	minutes	                                    Materials	Science	&	Engineering	Program	                   Department of
	     			Mystic:	60	minutes	(for	older	boats)
                                                                             Department	of	CMBE               Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering
                                                                           191	Auditorium	Road,	Unit	3222
	     			Bradley	International	Airport:	40	minutes	                             Storrs,	CT	06269-3222

                                                                              Phone:	(860)	486-4621
                                                                               Fax:	(860)	486-2959
       Graduate Research                                              	   Materials Theory	
                                                                                                                                 Materials Science & Engineering Faculty                                     • George Rossetti,	Ph.D.,	Pennsylvania	State	University	
                                                                                                                                                                                                             	 		Electroceramic	Materials,	Crystal	Chemistry	and	Physics,		         Throughout your time with us and beyond, UConn’s commitment to you through
                                                                                                                                                                                                             							Ceramic	Processing	Science	
                                                                          First-principles	calculations	of	interfacial		
                                                                          phenomena	in	semiconductors,	insulators	and		
                                                                                                                                 • Mark Aindow,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Liverpool	
                                                                                                                                    Defects	and	Interfaces,	Microstructural	Development	in	Alloys	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    its high quality teaching, research, and public service will remain constant.
	        Ceramic	and	polymer-ceramic	composite	                                                                                     and	Thin	Films,	Electron	Microscopy	                                     • Prabhakar Singh,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Sheffield	
                                                                     	    composite	materials,	constitutive	modeling	of		
	        materials	for	orthopedic	and	dental	implants,		                                                                                                                                                     	 		High	Temperature	Materials	&	Coatings,	Oxidation	&	Corrosion,		
                                                                     	    coupled	interactions	in	graded	thin	film	and		
	        bone	repair,	delivery	of	bone	regenerative	drugs		                                                                      • Pamir Alpay,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Maryland	                               	 		Fuel	Cells,	Energy
         and	coatings	for	titanium-based	implants.	Some																
                                                                          multilayer	ferroic	heterostructures,	thermodynamic		
                                                                                                                                 	 		Ferroic	Materials,	Thermodynamics	and	Kinetics	of	Phase		                                                                                          Recent Seminar Speakers
                                                                     	    theory	of	transformational	phenomena	and		                                                                                         • Leon Shaw,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Florida	
	        students	may	work	at	the	UConn	Health	Center;	others			                                                                 								Transformations,	Conducting	Oxides,	Thin	Film	Deposits
                                                                     	    microstructure	evolution	in	ferroelectric	materials.                                                                               	 		Nanomaterials,	Coatings,	Composites,	Freeform	Fabrication,	            Recent	Seminar	Speakers	include	:	
	        MS	&	E	in	the	Interdisciplinary	Science	in	Engineering.	
                                                                                                                                 • Harold Brody,	Sc.D.,	MIT	                                                 							Hydrogen	Storage	Materials,	Fuel	Cells
                                                                      	   Nanostructured Materials	                              							Materials	Processing,	Alloy	Casting	and	Solidification,	Process			                                                                              •	    Marina	Pascucci	 	       CeraNova	
	              Electronic Materials 	                                                                                            							Models                                                               • Mei Wei,	Ph.D.,	University	of	New	South	Wales,	
                                                                      	   Nanolithography,	nanofabrication,	and		
															Ferroelectric	materials	and	thin	film	devices,		                                                                                                                                              	 		Biomaterials,	Tissue	Engineering,	Biomimetic	Coatings,		               •	    Greg	Rohrer	      	      CMU	
                                                                      	   nanomanipulation	of	materials,	high	temporal		
	              dielectric	and	piezoelectric	ceramics,	high-energy		                                                              • C. Barry Carter,	D.	Phil.,	Oxford	University,	Sc.D.,	Cambridge		          	 		Composites
                                                                      	   resolution	scanning	probe	microscopy		
	              density	capacitors,	gate	dielectrics,	conducting		     	                                                          							University		                                                                                                                                    •	    Ian	Baker	 	      	      Dartmouth	
                                                                      	   measurements	of	materials	properties	at	the		
	              oxides	and	photonic	crystals.
                                                                      	   nanoscale,	assembly	of	low	dimensional		
                                                                                                                                 	 		Interfaces	and	Defects,	Ceramic	Materials,	Nanomaterials,		
                                                                                                                                 							TEM,	AFM,	Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Additional Faculty in Graduate Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •	    David	Clarke	     	      Harvard		U
                                                                      	   nanostructured	materials	including	quantum	dots,		                                                                                 • A. Jon Goldberg,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Michigan	
	        Materials in Energy & the Environment 	                      	   nanowires	and	other	novel	structures,	studies	of		     • Puxian Gao,	Ph.D.,	Georgia	Institute	of	Technology	                       		 		Structure-property	relationships	for	biomaterials,	catalyzed		        •	    Gary	Messing	     	      Penn	State	U
	        Design	and	development	of	materials	and	systems		            	   defects,	interfaces	and	related	nanoscale		            	 		Nanomaterials	Synthesis	and	Characterization,	Nanotechnology					       	 		mineralization,	tissue	engineering,	polyphenylene		
	        for	solid	oxide	and	PEM	fuel	cell,	photovoltaic,		           	   phenomena	in	metals,	ceramics	and		                    							for	Energy,	Environmental	&	Biomedical	Applications                  							polymers,	fiber-reinforced	composites
	        hydrogen	storage	and	energy	transduction		                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     •	    Frank	Gayle	      	      NIST	
                                                                      	   semiconductors	using	analytical	and	high-	
	        applications.                                                                                                           • Rainer Hebert,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Wisconsin-Madison	                    • Hanchen Huang,	Ph.D.,	University	of	California,	Los	Angeles	
                                                                      	   resolution	electron	microscopy	techniques.                                                                                                                                                                    •	    Menachem	Elimelech	      Yale	U
                                                                                                                                 	 		Phase	Transformations,	Metals	and	Alloys,	Metallic	Glasses,		           							Positron	Annihilation,	Materials	Synthesis	&	Atomistic			
                                                                                                                                 							Severe	Plastic	Deformation	Processing                                							Simulations	of	Materials	Processing
	        Materials Synthesis & Processing 	                           	   Structural Materials	
	        Particle	growth	by	soft	chemical	and	solution		              	   Structure-property-processing	relations	in		           • Bryan Huey,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Pennsylvania	                            • Menka Jain,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Puerto	Rico	
	        crystallization	methods,	thin	film	growth	by		               	   conventional	metal	alloys	and	superalloys,	bulk		      	 		Scanning	Probe	Microscopy,	Nanoscience,	Electronic	Materials,				       	 		Synthesis,	characterizations,	and	understanding	structure-	             Graduate Coursework
	        metal-organic	decomposition	and	pulsed	laser		               	   metallic	glasses,	thermal	barrier	coatings	and		       							Texture,	Ceramics                                                    	 		property	relationships	of	various	interesting	functional	and		
	        deposition,	solid	free	form	fabrication	and	joining		                                                                                                                                               	 		multifunctional	materials	(such	as	dielectric,	ferroelectric,		         The	core	graduate	level	coursework	that	all	
                                                                      	   radomes.	                                              • Yusef Khan,	Ph.D.,	Drexel	University	
	        of	ceramics,	deformation	processing	of		                                                                                                                                                            	 		ferromagnetic,	multiferroic,	magnetoelectric,		                         students	are	expected	to	master	includes:
                                                                                                                                 	 		Tissue	Engineering	&	Biocompatible,	Biodegradable	Scaffolds             							thermoelectric)
	        amorphous	metal	alloys,	metal	alloy	casting	and		            	
	        solidification	processes,	ion	implantation,	laser		                                                                     • Theo Kattamis,	Sc.D.,	MIT	                                                                                                                            •	    Structure	and	Defects	in	Materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Eric Jordan,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Wisconsin-Madison	
	        processing	of	metals	and	ceramics.                                                                                      	 		Solidification	and	Metals	Joining,	Materials	Processing,	Thin		         	 		Mechanical	behavior	of	materials,	high	temperature		                                                                   Facilities
                                                                                                                                 							Coatings,	Tribology                                                  							materials,	thermal	barrier	coatings,	thermal	spray		                 •	    Thermodynamics	of	Materials              •	   The	Center	for	Clean	Energy		
                                                                                                                                                                                                             							processing	and	properties,	nano	crystalline	materials
                                                                                                                                 • Sangamesh Kumbar,	Ph.D.,	Karnatak	University	                                                                                                                                                             Engineering	is	a	16,000	sq.	ft.	facility	
                                                                                                                                 	 		Synthesis	and	Characterization	of	Novel	Biomaterials	for	Tissue		       •   Liisa Kuhn,	Ph.D.,	University	of	California,	Santa	Barbara	             •	    Transport	Phenomena	
                                                                                                                                 	 		Engineering,	Drug	Delivery	Applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dedicated	to	sustainable	clean	energy	
                                                                                                                                                                                                             	   		Biomaterials	for	drug	delivery	(e.g.,	anti-cancer	drugs,		
                                                                                                                                                                                                             	   		osteogenic	agents)	scaffolds	to	support	tissue	regeneration		
                                                                                                                                 • Harris Marcus,	Ph.D.,	Northwestern	University	                            	   		stem	cell	expansion,	differentiation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         •	    Materials	Characterization
                                                                                                                                 	 		Freeform	Fabrication,	Mechanical	Behavior,	Fatigue,		                                                                                                                                              •	   The	Institute	of	Materials	Science	is	a	
                                                                                                                                 							Nanotechnology                                                       • Cato Laurencin,	Ph.D.,	MIT,	M.D.,	Harvard	Medical	School	                                                                     95,000	sq.	ft.	advanced	research	facility	
                                                                                                                                                                                                             							Advanced	Biomaterials,	Tissue	Engineering,	Biodegradable		                                                               that	maintains	state-of-the-art		
                                                                                                                                 • Radenka Maric,	Ph.D.,	Kyoto	University	                                   							Polymers,	Nanotechnology                                        	                                                        equipment	and	instrumentation		
                                                                                                                                 							Nanostructure	Materials,	Polymers	and	Ceramic	Processing,	                                                                                  	            CMBE Research in 2009-2010                  supporting	a	full	range	of	materials	
                                                                                                                                 							Materials	for	Energy                                                 • Ashish Mhadeshwar,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Delaware	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             	research	activities,	including	synthesis	
                                                                                                                                 • Lakshmi Nair,	Ph.D.,	SCTIMST	
                                                                                                                                                                                                             							Modeling	of	Catalytic	Fuel	Processing,	Deactivation	&		             			110	Journal	Papers                                and	processing,	characterization,		
                                                                                                                                                                                                             							Emissions	Reduction	
                                                                                                                                 	 		Injectable	Hydrogels,	Nanomaterials,	Bioactive	Biomaterials,						                                                                                                                                      property	measurements,	and		
                                                                                                                                 							Surface	Modification,	Tissue	Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                             	                                                                          			145	Conference	Papers
                                                                                                                                                                                                             •	 Trent Molter,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Connecticut	                                                                              computation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             	 		Regenerative	fuel	cells,	hydrogen	production,		                        			140	Research	Grants
                                                                                                                                 •    Syam Nukavarapu,	Ph.D.,	Indian	Institute	of	Science	                   							electrochemical	compressors,	fuel	cell	materials,	hydrogen			
                                                                                                                                 	    		Biomaterials,	Tissue	Engineering,	Biomedical	Nanotechnology	         							electrolyzers                                                                                                       •	   The	Booth	Engineering	Center	for		
                                                                                                                                 	                                                                                                                                                      					93	Ph.D.	Students                               Advanced	Technology	(BECAT)	is	a		
                                                                                                                                 •	   Rampi Ramprasad,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Illinois	                        • Brian Willis,	Ph.D.,	MIT	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Funded	by	MURI,	GAANN,	DOE,	NSF,	ONR,	DHS,	          centralized	computing	research	and	de-
                                                                                                                                 	    		Materials	Modeling	&	Computation,	Nanomaterials,	Thin	Films	&		      	 		Nanotechnology,	Molecular	Electronics,	Semiconductor		
                                                                                                                                 	    		Interfaces,	Photonic	Crystals,		Meta-materials	                                                                                                                                                      velopment	facility.	
                                                                                                                                                                                                             	 		Devices,	Fuel	Cells
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        P&W,	FCE,	RR,	and	many	others

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