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News from 2010
Alumnus Diran Apelian Receives 2010 Robert Earll McConnell Award from AIME
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
MSE alumnus Dr. Diran Apelian (B.S. 1968) has been selected to receive the 2010 Robert Earll McConnell Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). The award will...
Wegst to Lecture at Princeton's "Science-on-Saturday" Program
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Professor Ulrike G. K. Wegst, Anne Stevens Assistant Professor, will present "Making Music: Materials and the Art and Science of Sound" on March 6, 2010 as part of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's annual...
Doherty Selected to Receive Cyril Stanley Smith Award
Friday, January 8, 2010
Emeritus Professor Roger D. Doherty has been selected to receive the Cyril Stanley (C.S.) Smith Award by the International Committee of the International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth to...
Biomed Ph.D. Student Sumona Sarkar Receives Student Paper Award at ISSIB-II
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student Sumona Sarkar (advisor: Michele Marcolongo) is a recipient of the Best Student Paper Silver Award for her paper presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Surface and Interface...
Barsoum Featured on Santa Fe Radio Café
Monday, February 1, 2010
Professor Michel Barsoum, A. W. Grosvenor Professor, has been interviewed by Mary-Charlotte for the Santa Fe Radio Café about his research on the pyramids.
Vadym Mochalin and Colleagues Receive NSF MRI-R2 Award
Friday, February 5, 2010
Drexel University received a grant of $1.125 million for the project, "MRI-R2: Acquisition of an X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Surface (XPS) Analysis Instrumentation for Enabling Research and Education in...
MSE Affiliates Win Materials Today Cover Competition
Friday, February 5, 2010
Shruti Gour, a MS student in Biomedical Engineering (Advisor: Yury Gogotsi), and Siddhartha Pathak (PhD 2009, advisor: Surya Kalidindi) are among the twelve winners of the Materials Today 2009 Cover Competition. ...
Alumnus Maher Amer’s Book Chosen as “Book of Choice” by Analyst Journal
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Raman Spectroscopy, Fullerenes and Nanotechnology, a book by alumnus Maher Amer (Ph.D. 1995), has been selected as a "Book of Choice" by the journal Analyst.
Sayan Bhattacharyya Accepts Faculty Position
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sayan Bhattacharyya, post-doctoral researcher in the Nanomaterials group (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research (IISER)...
Recognizing Student Achievements at Drexel’s Annual Honors Day Celebration
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The College of Engineering paid tribute to its high achieving and accomplished students during Drexel University's annual Honors Day celebration, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM in the Main Auditorium.
Steven Spurgeon Receives Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology/Axel Madsen Award
Friday, February 26, 2010
Ph.D. Student Steven Spurgeon (advisor: Mitra Taheri) is one of three candidates to receive this year's Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology/Axel Madsen award. The award, in the amount of $1,500, will be used...
Alumnus Dr. Anthony J. DeArdo Receives 2010 AIST Award
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Drexel MSE alumnus Dr. Anthony J. DeArdo (B.S. 1965), William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials...
Barsoum Invited to Write for azom.com "Materials Thought Leaders Series"
Friday, March 5, 2010
A. W. Grosvenor Professor Michel Barsoum was invited by the editor of the online materials news source, The A to Z of Materials to write an article on the Max Phases for the "Materials Thought Leaders Series."
MSE Inducts New Class of Alpha Sigma Mu Members
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased to announce a new class of Alpha Sigma Mu members. Members were inducted at a ceremony over lunch in the University Club on Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
Jennifer Atchison Mentioned in Philadelphia Tribune
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Ph.D. student Jennifer Atchison (advisor: Jonathan Spanier) was mentioned in a Philadelphia Tribune article about her participation in the "Science and Magic of Macy's," a program to introduce young girls from the...
Barsoum to Deliver Invited Lectures in Germany
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Professor Michel Barsoum, A. W. Grosvenor Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will deliver a plenary lecture at the 7th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix...
Knight to Receive Albert Sauveur Award from the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Professor Rick Knight will receive the Albert Sauveur Award and present a lecture on the "Thermal Plasma Processing of Materials" at the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter monthly meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM.
Kalidindi and Doherty Receive Funding from ONR
Friday, March 19, 2010
Dr. Surya Kalidindi, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Department Head and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics and Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation (Columbus, OH) have...
Sun-Hwa Yeon Accepts Senior Researcher Position
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sun-Hwa Yeon, post-doctoral researcher in the nanomaterials group (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) has accepted a Senior Researcher position at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER).
Isabel Knoke is Visualization Challenge Finalist
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Isabel Knoke, Post-doctoral researcher in the Nanomaterials Group (advisor: Yury Gogotsi), received Finalist recognition for her image "Roses of Boehmite" in the photography category of the 2009 International Science...
Wegst Receives NIH Funding
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Professor Ulrike Wegst, Anne Stevens Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) as part of a Bioengineering...
Alumnus William Watkins, Jr. to Serve as Associate Director at MTI
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
MSE alumnus William (Bill) Watkins, Jr. (B.S. 1969) has accepted a position as Associate Director at the Materials Technology Institute (MTI). Scheduled to retire from Air Products at the end of April,...
MSE Students Win Poster Awards at Drexel University Research Day 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Two MSE students have won poster awards at Drexel University Research Day 2010.
2010 ASM International Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter Scholarship and Poster Winners Announced
Monday, April 19, 2010
The ASM International Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter has selected undergraduate scholarship winners for 2010.
MSE Alumnus Sebastian Osswald Receives Elsevier 2010 Carbon Journal Prize
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
MSE alumnus Dr. Sebastian Osswald (Ph.D./MBA, 2009; advisor: Yury Gogotsi) is the recipient of this year's 2010 Carbon Journal Prize from Carbon, the leading international journal (ISI impact factor 4.3) published...
Micro-Supercapacitors Will Power Electronic Devices
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Energy storage devices developed by Drexel University researchers may one day greatly improve the longevity of mobile phones, laptop computers, and other battery-powered devices.
Eric Eisele Receives Grand Prize in ET Foundation's 2010 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition
Monday, April 26, 2010
M.S. student Eric Eisele (MSE B.S. 2009; advisor: Michel Barsoum) has received the Grand Prize, a $3,500 scholarship, in the ET Foundation's 2010 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. This is only the second...
Drexel Team Wins $75,000 EPA P3 Phase II Grant for Sustainable Building Material and iCAST Triple Bottom-Line Impact Award
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
A team of Drexel and Villanova University researchers have won a $75,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) Phase II design competition for "Alkali-Activated Slag Cement...
Alumnus Dr. Siddhartha Pathak Receives Keck Postdoctoral Fellowship
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
MSE alumnus Dr. Siddhartha Pathak (Ph.D. 2009, advisor: Surya Kalidindi) has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2010 W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Scholarship in Materials Science...
Amalie Oroho Receives Honorable Mention for NSF GRFP and SWE Award
Monday, May 3, 2010
MSE Ph.D. student Amalie Oroho (advisor: Ulrike Wegst) has received Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).
Department and College Receive Department of Education GAANN Awards
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Department of Education has awarded three Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grants to the College of Engineering with the PIs on all three grants hailing from the Department of Materials...
Marjorie Austero Receives Scholarship and Summer School Acceptance
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Ph.D. student in MSE/M.S. student in Food Science Marjorie Austero (advisors: Caroline Schauer (MSE) and A. Philip Handel (Food Science)) is a recipient of a 2010 Philadelphia Regional Section Institute of Food...
Alumnus Dr. Theodore Scabarozi Hired as Corporate Post-Doc Researcher at Y-Carbon, Inc.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Alumnus Theodore Scabarozi (Ph.D. 2009, advisor: Michel Barsoum) has been hired as a Corporate Post-Doctoral Researcher at Y-Carbon, Inc. funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and American Society for...
Rose Receives Drexel University Myers Award for Distinguished Service
Friday, May 7, 2010
Dorilona Rose, Operations Manager in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Harold M. Myers Distinguished Service Award. This is the most prestigious service award...
Taheri Receives NRC Funding for Nuclear Engineering Research
Monday, May 10, 2010
Professor Mitra Taheri, Hoeganaes Assistant Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, has been awarded a three-year $448,811 grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Marcolongo Selected to Participate in ELAM Program
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Professor Michele Marcolongo, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Development in the College of Engineering, has been selected...
Honoring Judy Trachtman’s 40 Years of Service to Drexel
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering's current and former faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae celebrated the service and upcoming retirement of long-time staff member Judy Trachtman, Academic...
Drexel and Penn Awarded Joint NSF/DOE Grant to Promote PBS/NOVA Program
Monday, May 17, 2010
The Departments of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are one of 15 coalitions across the country awarded a grant to promote the upcoming PBS/NOVA program...
Li Invited to Join Polymer Editorial Advisory Board
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Professor Christopher Li has been invited to a two-year appointment on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Polymer.
2010 Graduate Research Awards Announced
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Drexel University Office of Graduate Studies has announced the 2010 Graduate Research Awards and MSE is pleased to have three Ph.D. students recognized for their outstanding research accomplishments.
Spanier Selected as 2010 ONR Summer Faculty Research Program Fellow
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Associate professor Jonathan Spanier has been selected as a senior fellow for the 2010 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program (SFRP).
Wegst Receives DOE Nuclear Energy R&D Award
Monday, May 24, 2010
Dr. Ulrike G.K. Wegst, Anne Stevens Assistant Professor, has received a Department of Energy 2010 Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) R&D Award for her project entitled "Freeze-Casting as a Novel Manufacturing...
Taheri Receives Second Nuclear Grant
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Professor Mitra Taheri, Hoeganaeas Assistant Professor of Metallurgy, has received a second grant for nuclear materials science as part of a team led by University of Michigan researchers, Drs. Anton Van der Ven...
Gogotsi to Receive Albert Sauveur Lecture Award from ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Professor Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected to receive the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter Albert Sauveur Lecture Award. The...
Prineha Narang Receives 2010 Student Life Award
Thursday, May 27, 2010
B.S./Ph.D. student Prineha Narang (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) is the recipient of a 2010 Dean J. Peterson Ryder Award for Women Juniors from Drexel University Student Life.
In Memoriam: Dr. Richard "Dick" Heckel
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Professor Richard "Dick" Heckel (1943-2010), professor in Drexel's MSE department from 1963 to 1971, passed away on May 25, 2010 following a battle with cancer.
Matthew Herbert Receives Honorable Mention in College of Engineering Senior Design Competition
Friday, June 4, 2010
MSE B.S./M.S. student Matthew Herbert (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) was selected by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering to represent the department in the annual Senior Design Competition. Herbert received...
Nanomaterials Group Publishes New Report on Sepsis Treatment
Monday, June 7, 2010
Researchers from Drexel University and the University of Brighton in the U.K. have reported the complete removal of TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6, three of the proteins responsible for sepsis, from human blood, in a paper...
Graduating Ph.D. Students Receive Prestigious Doctoral Awards
Monday, June 14, 2010
Graduating Ph.D. students Stephen Niezgoda (advisor: Surya Kalidindi) and Stephen Nonnenmann (advisor: Jonathan Spanier) are the recipients of Drexel's most prestigious doctoral student awards, presented by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Saluting Our 2010 Graduates
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Drexel paid tribute to its graduating College of Engineering students on Friday, June 11, 2010 in the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
Marcolongo and Schauer Receive Promotions
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Marcolongo will receive the title of Professor.
Farrah Moldover Spends Summer in Germany as Visiting Student
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
MSE B.S. student Farrah Moldover (advisor: Caroline Schauer) is spending her summer abroad in Germany as a visiting student at Humboldt University in Berlin at a program sponsored by New York University.
Co-PI Gogotsi Part of $6M NSF Grant
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi is the Co-PI on a $6M Major Research Infrastructure-Recovery and Reinvestment (MRI-R2) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Farrah Moldover Receives ASM International George A. Roberts Scholarship
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Farrah Moldover (advisor: Caroline Schauer) is the recipient of a George A. Roberts Scholarship from ASM International. The George A. Roberts Scholarship award provides $6,000 towards educational...
Taheri and Colleagues Receive NSF and DOE Grants
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Professor Mitra Taheri, Hoeganaes Assistant Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), is the recipient of two new grants.
Gogotsi Receives DOE Grant for Carbide-Derived Carbons Research
Monday, July 19, 2010
Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi is the recipient of a three-year, $450,000 grant from the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
Gogotsi and Barsoum Receive $1M DOE BATT Program Grant
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi (PI), and A. W. Grosvenor Professor Michel Barsoum (Co-PI) have been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy's Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies (BATT)...
Kalidindi and Doherty Receive $450K NSF-GOALI Award
Friday, July 30, 2010
Professor Surya R. Kalidindi (PI) and emeritus faculty member Professor Roger D. Doherty (Co-PI) have been awarded a GOALI award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for "Deformation Mechanisms and Microstructure...
Gogotsi Is Guest Editor for JMR Focus Issue
Monday, August 2, 2010
Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi and Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, State University of New York at Binghamton, were guest editors of the focus issue...
Kalidindi and Wegst Receive ARO Grant
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Professor Surya R. Kalidindi (PI) and Anne Stevens Assistant Professor Ulrike G. K. Wegst (Co-PI) have been awarded a new grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) for "Use of Spherical Nanoindentation to Characterize...
Kalidindi and Colleagues Receive ARO DURIP Award
Friday, August 6, 2010
Kalidindi and colleagues receive an Army Research Office Defense University Research Instrumentation Program grant.
Drexel to participate in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Master's Program
Monday, August 9, 2010
Drexel University joins a consortium of seven universities and two research centers worldwide that will offer a joint masters program in Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (MESC).
Spanier Co-PI on $1.1M NSF Grant
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Associate professor Jonathan Spanier is a Co-PI on a joint National Science Foundation (NSF) project to improve Drexel's Microfabrication Facility (MFF).
Barsoum and Gogotsi Recognized as Most Cited Researchers in the College of Engineering
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Department of Materials Science and Engineering faculty A. W. Grosvenor Professor Michel Barsoum and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi have been recognized as two of the most cited researchers in the College...
Kalidindi Elected Alpha Sigma Mu Fellow
Friday, August 13, 2010
Professor Surya Kalidindi, Department Head and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), has been elected a Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu.
International Research Team Develops Ultrahigh-power Energy Storage Devices
Monday, August 16, 2010
A team of researchers from the U.S. and France report the development of a micro-supercapacitor with remarkable properties. The paper appears today in the premier scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology online.
Alumnus Dr. Anthony Rollett Elected TMS Fellow
Monday, August 30, 2010
MSE alumnus Professor Anthony (Tony) Rollett (Ph.D. 1987; advisor: Roger Doherty) has been selected to receive a TMS Fellows Award Class of 2011. He is one of five recipients who will receive the award in March...
Barsoum's Pyramid Theory Featured in Science Daily
Monday, September 27, 2010
Professor Michel Barsoum's theory on the pyramids has been featured in an article in Science Daily published September 24, 2010.
Spanier Receives Phase II STTR Grants
Friday, October 1, 2010
Associate professor Jonathan Spanier and his industrial colleagues at Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) of NJ received two awards on projects that will expand the College of Engineering's growing activities...
Li and Colleagues Awarded NSF MRI
Monday, October 4, 2010
Professor Christopher Li, along with Professors Jason Baxter (CBE), Michel Barsoum (MSE), Steven May (MSE), and Wan Shih (Biomed), has been awarded a $419,300 grant for "MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution X-Ray...
Alumnus Russell Gorga Honored with 2010 Professional Progress in Engineering Award from Iowa State
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
MSE alumnus Dr. Russell Gorga (B.S. 1994) has been honored by his Ph.D. alma mater, Iowa State University, with a 2010 Professional Progress in Engineering Award. Gorga is one of three alumni to receive the award...
Gogotsi Named Distinguished University Professor
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi has additionally been named Distinguished University Professor. Gogotsi was one of two faculty to receive this year's honor at the University's Convocation ceremony held October 5, 2010.
Drexel Materials Graduate Program Ranks Among the Best in National Research Council Rankings
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Drexel University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. program ranks 11th out of 88 materials programs in the United States according to the National Research Council (NRC) S-rankings released in September 2010.
Ph.D. Student Babak Anasori's Dragon Microscopy Image Ranked 7th in Zeiss Nano Image Contest
Friday, October 15, 2010
Ph.D. student Babak Anasori's (advisor: Michel Barsoum) "Max the Magic Dragon" scanning electron microscope (SEM) image has been ranked 7th out of 123 entries in the first Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest.
Two Posters from Nanomaterials Group Win First Place at MS&T Ceramographic Competition
Monday, October 18, 2010
Two posters from the Nanomaterials Group (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) have received first place in their respective categories at the Ceramographic Competition held during the Materials Science & Technology 2010...
Ph.D. Student Jennifer Atchison Wins First Place in Chemical & Engineering News Photo Contest
Friday, November 5, 2010
Ph.D. student Jennifer Atchison (advisor: Caroline Schauer) has won first place in the inaugural Chemical & Engineering News photo contest. Jennifer's award winning image is of a cluster of silicon nanocones...
May Receives ONR Funding
Friday, November 19, 2010
Assistant Professor Steven May has been awarded a grant from the Office of Naval Research for the project "Novel Mechanisms for Conductivity Modulation in Complex Oxide Heterostructures." The budget for the three year project is $360,000.
Gogotsi Contributes Invited "Perspectives" Article to Science
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi contributed the article, "High-Temperature Rubber Made from Carbon Nanotubes" on invitation to the "Perspectives" section of Science.
Shihs' Breast Cancer Detection Technology Licensed by UE LifeSciences
Friday, December 3, 2010
Technology to enable improved breast cancer detection developed by Dr. Wan Shih, associate professor of biomedical engineering and MSE affiliated faculty member, and Dr. Wei-Heng Shih, professor in materials science...
Wegst Group Ph.D. Students Win Awards at Fall MRS Meeting
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Ph.D. student Amalie Donius (advisor: Ulrike Wegst) has won a poster award at the Fall 2010 MRS meeting held in Boston, MA for her poster, "Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering," co-authored with Ph.D. student...
Alumnus Diran Apelian Receives 2010 National Materials Advancement Award
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Alumnus Diran Apelian (B.S. 1968) is the recipient of a 2010 National Materials Advancement Award from the Federation of Materials Societies.
Ph.D. Student Matthew Hood Wins First Place at TAFDV Meeting
Monday, December 13, 2010
Ph.D. student Matthew Hood (advisor: Christopher Li) placed first in a poster competition at the Thermal Analysis Forum of Delaware Valley(TAFDV) meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.
Nano Materials Group Research Featured in Chemistry World and Published in Nature Nanotechnology
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Work by the Nano Materials Group (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) has been featured in Chemistry World and published in Nature Nanotechnology.
Alumnus Davide Mattia Receives Tenure at University of Bath
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Alumnus Dr. Davide Mattia (Ph.D. 2008) has recently been awarded tenure at the University of Bath. Mattia is a Lecturer and RAEng/EPSRC Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University...