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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.   

15.6M Materials Research Center to revolutionize computer memory and wearable medical devices

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:15   The new center is supported by a six-year, $15.6 million award from the National Science Foundation’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers program. It is led by Professor Nadya Mason of Engineering at Illinois’ Department of Physics and its Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

Schleife’s ACS PRF Award to Help with High-temperature Corrosion Resistance

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:00   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Andre Schleife has been awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for research on high-temperature corrosion resistance.

Evans’ ACS PRF Award to Aid in Low-Energy, Low-Cost Polymer Membranes

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:30   Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Christopher Evans has been a awarded a $110,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for his research on polymer membranes.

Innovations in Materials and Fashion with MatSE Alum Zeba Parkar

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 08:45   Zeba Parkar, a 2011 Ph.D. graduate from MatSE at Illinois, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for her latest venture, Mochiis footwear.

MRL Announces New PPG-MRL Graduate Research Award Program

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 03:00   The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce a recent gift of $50,000 from the PPG Foundation.

Workshop to feature experts in data science, multiscale modeling

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:00   A Computational Materials Workshop will be held August 14-15 at NCSA. The themes of the workshop will be data science and multiscale modeling, from electronic structure to the continuum.

Remembering Gerald Wirtz, MatSE Emeritus Associate Professor

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 03:00   Gerald Paul Wirtz, Emeritus Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, passed away on May 31, 2017 in Phoenix, Aritzona.

Small Things Considered at the MRL

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 03:00   “Small things considered.” Materials science and engineering assistant professor Pinshane Huang’s group’s tag line is illustrative of the nano- and molecular-scale electronics she and her students image and research at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab (MRL).

Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:00   University of Illinois researchers, led by MatSE Professor Kristopher Kilian, are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant cells within a melanoma tumor that hold the potential to spread.

MatSE and CSL PhD student Zichao Ye receives Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 03:00   Ye received the award for his work to understand melting physics of aliphatic 2D layered materials.

Playing with Nanoparticle Legos: Polymorphism in Nanoantenna Arrays

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 03:00   A research team, led by Materials Science and Engineering assistant professor Qian Chen, assembled gold nanoprism building blocks in water with depletion attraction and surprising results.

24th Annual Keane-Kriven Dinner Fundraiser a Success

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 03:00   The annual student dinner, hosted by Materials Science and Engineering Professor Trudy Kriven and Mechancial Science and Engineering’s Dr. Richard Keane, is legendary in the MatSE department.

MatSE Student and Alumni Awards Banquet Held

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 03:00   The Department of Materials Science and Engineering held the Student and Alumni Awards Banquet Friday evening.

Racheff-Intel Awards Given for Outstanding Graduate Research

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 03:00   Three MatSE graduate students were given the Racheff-Intel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Materials Science and Engineering Monday at the Department Colloquium.

Congratulations to MatSE Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Students

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 03:00   MatSE is honored to have had three students represented as Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Scholars for 2016-17: senior Grace Pakeltis, sophomore Christopher Plantz, and sophomore Whitney Tso.

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