News Stories

MatSE Student Invited to Future Founders Startup Fellowship Program

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 02:00   MatSE student Swarnav Pujari was among 17 from across the nation selected to participate in the 2017 Future Founders Fellowship as part of the Future Founders Startup Program.

Chen Provides a Glimpse of the 'Forgotten Nanoscale' during RAEng Fellowship Visit to Manchester

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 02:00   Qian Chen, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois, delivered a lecture at the University of Manchester on the 'forgotten nanoscale', as part of her Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Fellowship visit to the UK. 

Winner of the Annual Innovation Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis from Durgam and Subha Chakrapani Family Trust

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 03:30   The award is in recognition of an outstanding Ph.D. thesis characterized by innovation and potential for commercialization in the field of materials science and engineering.

Chen Awarded RAEng's Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 03:00   Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Illinois, has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to conduct research at the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials.

Kriven receives James I. Mueller Award

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 03:00  

Professor Waltraud M. Kriven has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 ECD James I. Mueller Memorial Award. The Mueller award recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and the field of engineering ceramics. It is the intent of this award to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have made similar contributions. Such contributions include long-term service to Engineering Ceramics and work in ceramics that has made a significant industrial, national, or academic impact.

Braun selected to lead MRL

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 04:45   Paul Braun, Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed the next director of the F. Seitz Materials Research Laboratory.

MatSE graduates recognized at MRS spring meeting

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:00   Hanze Ying (Cheng group) and Nuri Oh (Shim group) received MRS Graduate Student Awards at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting.

MatSE startup wins Cozad competition

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:00   Hindered Polyurea Technology was named a Grand Prize winner at the Cozad New Venture Competition.

Krogstad receives DOE Early Career Research Award

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 05:30   Jessica Krogstad is one of two Illinois faculty to receive an Early Career Research Program grant from the Department of Engergy's Office of Science.

MatSE students receive fellowships

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 06:30   Three MatSE graduate students and one MatSE undergraduate have been awarded fellowships from the NSF and DoD for the upcoming academic year.

MatSE well-represented in Senior 100 Honorary

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 09:30   This year, 6 of the 100 honorees are MatSE undergrads: Connor Bailey, Drew Curtis, Fang Jiunn Ewe, Katharine Mehan, Sean Murray, and Hannah Taylor.

MatSE alumnus to be honored by Engineering at Illinois

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 03:00   The University of Illinois College of Engineering will honor William Payne (BS Cer ’63, MS Cer ’64) as one of its Distinguished Alumni on April 16.

Drug delivery research earns MatSE grad a spot on “Fifty for the Future”

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 03:00   Kaimin Cai, Ph.D. student in the Cheng group, was honored as a 2016 Illinois Technology Foundation “Fifty for the Future” awardee.

Schleife receives CAREER Award

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 07:15   André Schleife has received a CAREER Award to develop a multi-scale approach for the computational design and discovery of optical materials.

Leal receives CAREER Award

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:15   Research in the Cecilia Leal laboratory could lead to smart materials capable of interfacing with the human body to heal wounds, repair bones, and deliver drugs, vaccines and antibiotics.

Mehan selected as Knight of St. Patrick

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:15   Katharine Mehan, MatSE senior, has been selected as a 2016 Knight of St. Patrick for her contributions to the College of Engineering and its student body.

Sottos paper selected for 2016 Hetényi Award

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:30   A paper by Nancy Sottos has been selected to receive the 2016 Hetényi Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics. The award is given annually for the best research paper published in Experimental Mechanics in a given year.

Chen makes Forbes' list of 30 Under 30

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 08:30   Qian Chen (PhD MatSE 2012) made Forbes' list of 30 Under 30 for 2016 in the Science category.

Researchers chart "fitness landscape" to fight Hep C virus

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 04:00   By identifying a small number of promising vaccine candidates, the Ferguson group's computational approach can guide experimental vaccine development and accelerate the search for a hepatitis C vaccine.

Grad student receives award for microelectronics research

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 03:30   Elham Mohimi, Ph.D. student, has been selected to receive an Outstanding Graduate Student Award, worth $5,000, from Lam Research Corporation.