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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

Bob Rieger New ME-ISE Associate Director

Bob Rieger is the new Associate Director of the Master of Engineering in Innovation, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship (ME-ISE), which is a new degree at the UA College of Engineering that combines the latest engineering technical knowledge with program management and finance skills for a unique alternative to an MBA degree. Bob is a former corporate executive with almost 40 years of experience in materials science industries. Until 2012, he served as president, CEO, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of...

Kira Rundel First Place winner at poster fair

Kira Rundel presented a poster entitled “Exploring the Effect of Donor Polymer Molecular Weight in Bulk Heterojunction All-Polymer Solar Cells” for the Homecoming Undergraduate/Graduate poster fair.  Kira was selected as the first place winner in the Undergraduate Engineering category, as well as won the Women’s Chemical Society Award (open to both graduate and undergraduate) and the President’s Award.  Her presentation is based on the senior design project that she is conducting under the advisement of MSE Assistant...

Materials Science and Engineering Department is a new member of Investment Casting Institute

The Investment Casting Institute (ICI) recently welcomed the UA department of Materials Science and Engineering as an affiliate member. The Investment Casting Institute is a manufacturer's trade association. The organization's primary mission is to promote the investment casting process as well as ICI members in addition to collecting and disseminating information about the industry and providing education opportunities to members. Established in 1953, the Institute is comprised of over 245 companies, half of which are...

Sloan Scholars Program Recruitment Opportunity

This Thursday, October 2nd, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at Old Engineering Room 210, we will have a recruiter for Cornell University's Sloan program. This is a great opportunity for students. If interested, please RSVP to Cindy Cowen at

MSE Professor Pierre Lucas is Co-Author on Newly Published Book on Rare Earth

MSE Professor Pierre Lucas is the co-author of a new book on rare earth that has just been published. The book, titled "Rare Earths: Science, Technology, Production and Use" presents a comprehensive review of the structure and properties of rare earth elements (REE) and illuminates ways to reduce the use of water and energy during production of materials and to efficiently recycle rare earth materials, both of end-use products and in the production of new products. In addition to his position as Professor in the...

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