February 2012 - Lance Hubbard won First Prize in the Graduate Student Poster Competition held during the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE) 2012 Conference in Clearwater, FL.MCARE 2012 facilitates information sharing on the latest developments involving materials for alternative and renewable energy systems. The program emphasized materials challenges and innovations in the areas of solar energy, wind power, hydro, geothermal, biomass, nuclear, hydrogen, electric...
Erica Corral, Ph.D., professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Arizona, uses a special furnace – a plasma sintering furnace – to study how nanoengineered materials perform at ultra-high temperatures. Why? Because at 20 times the speed of sound, tomorrow’s hypersonic vehicles will need to withstand temperatures upwards of 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit as they scream through the atmosphere.For Corral, the work is as much about the students as it is about the science. In...
January 2012 - Stephen Budy, a graduate student in Prof. Doug Loy's research group, is featured on the cover of the January 2012 issue of Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications, which specializes in the rapid dissemination of high-quality detailed studies
of novel and challenging crystal and molecular structures of interest in
the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, mineralogy, pharmacology,
physics and materials science. The cover shows a molecule that Stephen...
January 2012 - Erica L. Corral, assistant professor of
materials science and engineering at the University of Arizona, has been given
a national award in recognition of her "dedication to training and
mentoring young people in materials science and engineering through educational
outreach efforts."Corral's ability to convey knowledge and enthusiasm of
materials engineering to her students has earned her the 2011 Bradley Stoughton
Award for Young Teachers, an award given to professors in...
May 2011 - A materials and optical engineering research partnership between UA and French universities has been awarded $300,000 to fund mobility between its various international member institutions.The International Associated Laboratory for Materials and Optics was inaugurated in 2010 when UA President Robert Shelton met with Frederic Benoliel, Director of International Relations for the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).The Laboratory's creation was the result of 10...
November 2011 - In the mid-12th century, Korean artists
introduced the technique of using black and white inlays beneath green glaze to
depict floating clouds, cranes, and flowers on ceramics. A later, quite
different version of this practice, known as sanggam, produced lively, abstract
patterns with white pigment alone. In her talk entitled “Cranes and Clouds:
Evolution of the Inlay Technique in Korean Ceramics”, Dr. Pamela Vandiver,
professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the...
Supapan Seraphin, a materials science and engineering
professor, received a Ben's Bells award for her work with students on January
21, 2011. She makes a famous Thai lunch for them, providing an opportunity to
discuss academic concerns.
Each week she cooks Thai food in the kitchen of Maricopa
Hall, attracting dozens of hungry students with the aroma of her Pad Thai and
yellow curry. Seraphin's commitment to her students goes far beyond cooking. As
director of the Research Experience for...
March 2011 - A Cornell electrical engineering professor is helping art historians
do a little detective work by using computing algorithms to identify
which of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings came from the same original rolls
of canvas.C. Richard Johnson Jr., the Geoffrey S.M. Hedrick
Senior Professor of Engineering, is on leave from Cornell this semester
to serve as an adjunct research fellow at the Van Gogh Museum and other
museums in the Netherlands. Computer algorithms are allowing...
March 2011 - The March 29 event celebrates the UA's success
in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research
achievements of students, staff and faculty members.On Tuesday, March 29, the University of Arizona will host
its eighth annual Innovation Day at the UA.The event celebrates the UA's success in technology
development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of
students, staff and faculty members.Innovation Day will open by highlighting the best of the...
January 2011 - Professor Supapan Seraphin of the UA
department of materials science and engineering is this week's recipient of the
Ben's Bells award.Seraphin received her Ben's Bell Jan. 21 while she was in
the kitchen of UA's Maricopa residence hall preparing her famous Thai lunch for
students.As students and guests bustled around the kitchen, helping
prepare more than 60 pounds of rice, chicken, tofu and veggies, and Seraphin
stirred a giant pot of chicken curry, Ben's Bells co-founder...