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Materials Science & Engineering undergraduate student, William Coley, wins Starnet Fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) for his work in Dr. Ludwig Bartels' lab.


Seven  undergraduate students have received Starnet fellowships from the Semiconductor Research Corporation for work in Dr. Ludwig Bartels' lab during the remainder of the academic year and summer 2016. Commitments totaling  >$30K across all students were made to (from left) Sahar Naghibi Alviallar (Chemistry),  Dominic Martinez-Ta (Physics), Michelle Wurch (Bioeng.), Adam Berges (Chemistry), Aimee Martinez (Chem. Eng.), Marisol Herrera-Ruiz (Chemistry), and William Coley (Mat. Sci. & Eng.).



Materials Science & Engineering Professor, Dr. Bryan Wong, Awarded Energy Early Career Grant 

Dr. Bryan Wong's prestigious award will support research on understanding the atomic and electronic properties of materials used in solar cells, batteries and consumer electronics.


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UC Riverside to Hold Carbon Slam Organized by Dr. Mihri Ozkan

Mihri Ozkan, a professor of electrical engineering in UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering is organizing the event after being selected as UCR’s first Faculty Climate Action Champion. The honor is part of the University of California’s system-wide Carbon Neutrality Initiative, launched by President Janet Napolitano in November 2014 committing UC to emit net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and vehicle fleet by 2025.


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MSE Professors, Dr. Phillip Christopher and Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu Awarded Funding from NSF CAREER Program



Phillip ChristopherDavid JassbySuveen Mathaudhu, and Qi Zhu were among 160 early career engineering faculty who were recently awarded funding from NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. Begun in 1995, the CAREER program provides promising junior faculty the opportunity to pursue outstanding research, excellence in teaching, and the integration of education and research. Each CAREER award provides a minimum of $500,000 over five years.

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 National Science Foundation Selects Professor to Inspire Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers

Suveen Mathaudhu has Captain America’s shield and he’s not afraid to use it—to help get kids excited about science and engineering.


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Professor Suveen Mathaudhu on the “Star Wars” Universe 


Are light sabers possible? What's up with that exhaust port? Get these answers and more on the science of Star Wars from BuzzFeed featuring our very own resident materials science expert on all things movies - Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu. Please clink the following link for the full article: 




Professor Cengiz S. Ozkan organized the GRAPHENE TURKEY 2015 conference in Istanbul, Turkey, October 15-16 



The conference highlighted recent progress and challenges in graphene for energy, electronics and composite applications, and brought together distinguished scientists and engineers from the academia and industry worldwide, to provide a platform of discussions with international experts in related areas and build synergies for various graphene related technologies and applications. Invited Speakers included Rodney Ruoff (Director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea), Barbaros Ozyilmaz (National University of Singapore), Vincenzo Palermo (1 Billion Euro Graphene Flagship Project - Europe and the National Research Council of Italy), Jong-Hyun Ahn (Yonsei University, South Korea), Jiaxing Huang (Northwestern University, USA), and a number of other distinguished invited speakers. Photo above is taken with distinguished guests at the conference including Prof. Cengiz S. Ozkan (conference president) next to Prof. Rodney Ruoff (on right). Theme areas in the conference included 2D/3D graphene materials (synthesis, properties and applications), electronic applications (transparent and flexible electrodes, and sensors), energy applications (supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries, and photovoltaics), and other 2D materials. Invited and contributed presentations were followed by panel discussions to foster collaborations between academia and industry in a number of emerging areas.

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