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MatSE Professor Qian Chen Receives DURIP Award

MatSE Professor Qian Chen Receives DURIP Award

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:15  

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Qian Chen has recently received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award. This highly competitive award augments research capabilities at universities conducting cutting-edge research of interest to the Department of Defense, through the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment. 

Qian Chen has received the DURIP award for a Nanoscopic Imaging and Analysis Platform. 

 Racheff-Intel Award Given to Four MatSE Students

Racheff-Intel Award Given to Four MatSE Students

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:00  

In memory of Ivan Racheff, a distinguished alumnus of the University of Illinois, the Racheff-Intel award was given out to four MatSE students today for excellent graduate research in any sub-field. 

Racheff-Intel Awards were given to: 
Ankita Bhutani
Yu-Tsun Shao
Hyejin Jang
Jungwoo Shin

The award consists of a plaque and up to $1,000 financial support to attend a conference at which the student will present the relevant research. Congratulations to our amazing students!

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives 2018 Unilever Award

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives Unilever Award

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:00  

Materials Science & Engineering (MatSE) Assistant Professor Qian Chen recently received the Unilever Award, recognizing outstanding young investigators in Colloid & Surfactant Science. 

Mayank Garg

Three MatSE PhD Students Receive Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Awards

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:45  

Three MatSE PhD students, Mayank Garg, Aidan Gilchrist, and Scott McCormack, have received Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) Awards for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Mayank Garg 

“This is a great opportunity to learn how to teach,” Garg said. “Mayank has a passion for research and education and will make an outstanding faculty member,” MatSE Professor Nancy Sottos said. 

Aidan Gilchrist

MatSE Student Michael Toriyama is one of four Illinois students to be honored by the Goldwater scholarship.

MatSE Students Honored by Goldwater Scholarship Program

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:45  

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Four University of Illinois students have earned national recognition for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. U. of I. sophomore Alayna Johnson was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 academic years, juniors Michael Toriyama and Rebecca Wipfler were awarded Goldwater scholarships for 2018-19, and junior Wesley Tung earned honorable mention for demonstrating leadership and academic promise in the fields of science or engineering.

MatSE Professor Jessica Terbush Receives Excellence in Advising, Teaching Excellence Awards

MatSE Professor Jessica Terbush Receives Excellence in Advising, Teaching Excellence Awards

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:15  

MatSE Professor Jessica Terbush has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising. 

“Her students nominated her and the Engineering Council’s Advisors List Selection Committee has chosen her as one of the top 10% of engineering advisors,” Martin Wong, College of Engineering Executive Associate Dean, said. 

MatSE Ph.D. Student Elham Mohimi Receives Ross J. Martin Award

MatSE PhD Student Elham Mohimi Receives Prestigious Ross J. Martin Award

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:15  

MatSE Ph.D. Student Elham Mohimi is a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Ross J. Martin Award for outstanding research achievement by a graduate student given by the College of Engineering. 

MatSE Professor Jian-Min Zuo was elected MSA Fellow.

MatSE Professor Jian-Min Zuo Elected MSA Fellow

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:45  

Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Jian-Min Zuo was recently elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) in the Class of 2018.

MSA Fellows are intended to recognize senior distinguished members of the Society who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the field of microscopy and microanalysis through a combination of scientific achievement and service to the scientific community and MSA.

MatSE Professor Andre Schleife

MatSE Professor Andre Schleife Receives Young Investigator Program Award

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:45  

MatSE Professor Andre Schleife recently received the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Program Award (YIP) for his proposal, “Developing a First-Principles Model of Hot-Electron-Mediated Diffusion.” YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers early in their career who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

Dallas Trinkle

MatSE Professor Dallas Trinkle Receives 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:45  

MatSE Professor Dallas Trinkle will receive one of the 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research awards. These awards were established to honor faculty for outstanding research. Five assistant professors are chosen by their peers based on who has conducted the most outstanding research during the last academic year. In addition, five associate professors are chosen for their outstanding research over the past five academic years.

Cecilia Leal

MatSE Professor Cecilia Leal Receives 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:45  

Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) Assistant Professor Cecilia Leal will receive one of the 2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research awards. These awards were established to honor faculty for outstanding research. Five assistant professors are chosen by their peers based on who has conducted the most outstanding research during the last academic year. In addition, five associate professors are chosen for their outstanding research over the past five academic years.

Lauren Smith

MatSE Senior Lauren Smith Receives Harvey Jordan Award

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:15  

Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) senior Lauren Smith has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Harvey H. Jordan Award. The Harvey Jordan Award is given annually to the top graduating senior in the College of Engineering — the equivalent to a valedictorian for the senior class.

MatSE Department Head - Dr. David Cahill

MatSE Professor and Department Head David Cahill Receives Innovation in Materials Characterization Award

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:15   Willett Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Department Head David Cahill has received the The Innovation in Materials Characterization Award (IMCA) from the Materials Research Society (MRS). This award honors an outstanding advance in materials characterization that notably increases the knowledge of the structure, composition, in situ behavior under outside stimulus, electronic, mechanical, or chemical behavior, or other characterization feature, of materials.
Devon Goszkowicz

MatSE Senior Devon Goszkowicz Named One of 2018 Knights of St. Patrick

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 13:15   The Knights of St. Patrick is an annual award given by the College of Engineering to anywhere from 8 to 15 students and is one of the highest honors that can be received as a student. MatSE is delighted to announce that senior Devon Goszkowicz has been named a Class of 2018 Knight of St. Patrick.
Paul Braun

MRL Director, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Paul Braun Named MRS Fellow

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 10:00   Paul Braun, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL) at Illinois, will be adding Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow to his list of accolades.
Professor Robert Maass presents Anthony Griffin with his Outstanding Thesis award.

MatSE Student Anthony Griffin Receives 2017 Annual Innovation Award from Durgam and Subha Chakrapani Family Trust

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:15   Anthony Griffin, a Ph.D. candidate in Autonomous Material Systems at the University of Illinois, recently received the 2017 Annual Innovation Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis.

MatSE Assistant Professor Cecilia Leal Receives DURIP Award

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:00   Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Cecilia Leal has recently received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Award.

MatSE Assistant Professor Qian Chen Receives ACS PRF, CAREER Awards

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 06:15   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) Qian Chen has recently been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for research on the aggregation mechanism of asphaltene molecules at nanometer resolution and a NSF CAREER award for her submitted proposal, “Imaging and Understanding the Kinetic Pathways in Shape-Anisotropic Nanoparticle Self-Assembly.”

MatSE Assistant Professor Christopher Evans Receives (NSF) CAREER Award

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 08:00   MatSE Assistant Professor Christopher Evans recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his submitted proposal, “Nanoscale Resolution of Interfacial Materials Physics in Dry, Ionic Polymers.”

Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang Awarded 2017 Packard Fellowship

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:45   MatSE Assistant Professor Pinshane Huang has been awarded the 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue research in one of the nation's largest nongovernmental fellowships.   

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