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Student Wins M&M Meeting Award

Hamed Parvaneh, graduate student in Professor Robert Hull's research group was awarded the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2014 Meeting Award. His award was conferred during the opening Plenary Session on Aug 4 in Hartford, CT. Congratulations!

Student Wins Norbert Kreidl Award from American Ceramic Society

Peter Lezzi, a graduate student in Prof. Tomozawa's group won the Norbert Kreidl Award of 2014, the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society. Peter has given an excellent plenary award lecture during the DGG-GOMD...

Student Wins Poster Award From SPE ANTEC

Liyun Ren, a MSE graduate student, has won the 2nd Place Poster Award at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) in Las Vegas on April 30, 2014. Her poster is titled "Highly efficient production of polymeric nanofiber assemblies using centrifugal jet spinning technique". Liyun is advised by...

MSE Emeritus Professor Publishes Textbook

One of our emeritus faculty, Prof. Christoph Steinbruchel, has written a textbook for an introductory materials science and engineering course.  Its title is "The Nuts and Bolts of Materials Science".  The book provides a compact, modern narrative of the materials science every engineering student should know and be able to use.  The central theme of...

Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education

Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education. The appointment, effective Oct. 13, 2014, was announced this week by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.

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Robert Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems

Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014.

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