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Department of Materials Science and Engineering!

Pierre Deymier

Our website highlights the key areas of our activities, strengths, and accomplishments. You will read about how we are shaping an influential global department engaged in innovative world-class interdisciplinary engineering research and education programs with an entrepreneurial economic development perspective through industry, government, academic and community partnerships. I hope that you will be excited by the forward-looking and optimistic vision developed by this Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Pierre Deymier, Department Head

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Departmental News



MSE Joint Professor Dr. Kelly Simmons-Potter Named ACerS Fellow

Dr. Kelly Simmons-Potter, a UA Professor with joint appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Sciences, and Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society. Recognition of this honor will be given at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at the ACerS 116th Annual Meeting to be held on October 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Simmons-Potter on this outstanding achievement!



MSE undergrad Anne Ellis Receives 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

MSE undergraduate student Anne Ellis received the distinction of Honorable Mention for the 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Dr. Erica Corral of the MSE Department states that this distinction puts Anne in the top class of students in the country for engineering, and we should all be very proud to have her represent UA and our department in all her future endeavors. Anne plans to pursue a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota through a four-year 3M...



Frisbee Without Borders

Please join the UA Chapter of Engineers Without Borders for its semi-annual Ultimate Fisbee tournament, Frisbee Without Borders! Frisbee Without Borders will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 on the east end of the UA Mall. Same-day registration starts at 1:30 pm and game play starts at 2:00 pm. Cost of registration is $10 per person ($9 for returning teams) and includes a t-shirt (tie dye available!), refreshments, and valuable prizes like gift cards to local restaurants for the winning...



UA Honors Supapan Seraphin with Distinguished Outreach Award

Ben's Bell recipeint and Thai food chef, and first female MSE faculty member, honored with UA Distinguished Outreach Faculty AwardSince joining UA Engineering’s department of materials science and engineering nearly a quarter-century ago, Supapan Seraphin has been a tireless ambassador for science and engineering education -- especially for women and minorities who imagined such a career to be out of reach.Seraphin has received the 2014 University of Arizona Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award...



MSE PhD Candidate Christina Bisulca is Recipient of 2014 Goetz Instrument Support Program Award

MSE PhD Candidate Christina Bisulca received the 2014 Goetz Instrument Support Program Award for her proposal titled "New Applications of Vis-NIR spectroscopy in Archaeological Science." The 2014 award winners will focus on research projects that showcase the capabilities of PANalytical Boulder's advanced spectroscopy instruments, and in exchange, PANalytical Boulder will provide each student with temporary use of instrumentation. Additionally, recipients are eligible to receive up to $500...

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