MSE News



New MSE Graduate Course in Fall 2009

August 2009 - Assistant Professor Erica Corral will be teaching a new graduate course called MSE 596a - Section 2: "Principles of Ceramic Powder Processing." The course will cover the fundamental principles of ceramic processing that are used to form green parts from powder particles. Consolidation and forming techniques that form dense parts and high-temperature sintering methods will also be discussed. Details regarding the class meeting time, textbook, and special requirements are shown...



Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society

March 2009 - The Arizona Imaging & Microanalysis Society (AIMS) is a local professional society in the state of Arizona. We are affiliated with the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS). AIMS' annual meeting will be held on March 12 (8:00AM – 5:00PM) at the University of Arizona Student Union South Ballroom. This meeting will provide a forum for the sharing of members' research and ideas, as well as an opportunity for learning about new techniques and...



MSE Graduate student wins French award

January 2009 - Gaelle Delaizir from Professor Pierre Lucas' group recently won the Ginest Award for best Ph.D. dissertation in chemistry in recognition of her dissertation entitled “Nanoporous Glass-Ceramics Transparent in Infrared Range to Be Used as Optical Sensor”. The “Prix Gineste” is awarded yearly to the best PhD dissertation in the province of Brittany in France. The price has been awarded since 1961.Gaelle graduated as part of a joint Ph.D. program between the UA Department of ...



Beyond The Naked Eye: Science Reveals Nature

November 2008 - The temporary exhibit "Beyond the Naked Eye: Science Reveals Nature's Art" will open at the Arizona State Museum on November 8 and run through January 9 2009 - for further info see http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/beyondnakedeye/index.shtmlMost of the photographs in the exhibit were taken by IGERT graduate students, and the exhibit is financially supported by our IGERT as part of its outreach mission.There will be a reception on Wednesday November 12th from 4-6 pm in...



MSE Students Win Best Poster at Professional Meetings

August 2008 - Binh Duong, a new Ph.D. student in Professor Supapan Seraphin’s research group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), received best poster award in the advanced instrumentation category at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2008.A jubilant Binh Duong celebrates her best poster win at the annual meeting of the Microscopy Society of America and the Microbeam Analysis Society in August 2008 in Albuquerque, N.M.Duong presented the poster -- Combined Raman Spectroscopy...



MSE Research Featured on the Cover of JACerS

July 2008 - Assistant Professor Erica Corral's research is featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (Vol 91, Issue 7, 2008). The cover art shows 'Crack-bridging in silicon nitride by single-walled carbon nanotubes', from a research article entitled, "Engineered Nanostructures for Multifunctional Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Silicon Nitride Nanocomposites" (Volume 91, Issue 10, pages 3129-3137 (2008).



Light-Induced Matrix Softening of Ge-As-Se Network Glasses

July 2008 - Dr. Pierre Lucas's recent paper "Light-Induced Matrix Softening of Ge-As-Se Network Glasses" was published in Physical Review Letters. Read more here.



Prof. David Poirier Wins Bruce Chalmers Award from TMS

January 2007 - UA Materials Science and Engineering Professor David Poirier has won the 2007 Bruce Chalmers Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). The award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to solidification science, which involves the physics and technology surrounding the transition of matter from liquid to solid. Freezing water to make ice cubes is an everyday example of solidification. Carefully controlling how this change occurs...



Pamela B. Vandiver - 2006 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology

2006 - The Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to name Pamela B. Vandiver as the recipient of the 2006 Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology. Professor Vandiver is a pioneer in the scientific study of archaeological ceramics, faience, and glass. Her work combines materials science, field archaeology of production sites and materials sources, ethnographic study of traditional crafters, and replication of traditional techniques. She has authored or coauthored...

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