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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



Engineering Design Day 2014

UA's Engineering Design Day 2014 will take place Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Student Union Memorial Center. Engineering Design Day is a design extravaganza featuring 64 completely original engineering projects by more than 350 students majoring in various engineering disciplines. UA Engineering Design Day projects and prizes are sponsored by industry, faculty, individuals, and student clubs, and projects can go on to be real commercial products. National and local engineering...



CEEM's Lianyang Zhang and MSE's Krishna Muralidharan Collaborate on DOE Geopolymer Proposal

Faculty and students of the Departments of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (CEEM) and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) are collaborating on a Department of Energy (DOE) proposal to develop a fundamental characterization of the structure and properties of geopolymers used for strength enhancement of concrete. The proposal is a collaboration between Dr. Lianyang Zhang, Associate Professor in Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering with the Department of Civil Engineering and...



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, Associate Professor in 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...



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...

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