MSE News

Kim tapped as new director of MACRO program

Kim tapped as new director of MACRO program

MSE is pleased to announce that Professor Jinsang Kim has been appointed as the new director of the Macromolecular Science & Engineering Program (MACRO). His three-year...

The material that could power tomorrow's solar cells

The material that could power tomorrow's solar cells

Materials science is moving us closer to the era of “solar everywhere,” says Pierre Ferdinand Poudeu-Poudeu, associate professor of materials science and engineering.

Poudeu led...

Thornton inducted as L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of MSE (Photos/video)

Thornton inducted as L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of MSE (Photos/video)

On May 16, Katsuyo Thornton was inducted as the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science & Engineering in a special ceremony/lecture in...

President of Nanyang Technology University & former NSF director Subra Suresh to be 2018 Van Vlack Lecturer

President of Nanyang Technology University & former NSF director Subra Suresh to be 2018 Van Vlack Lecturer

The Materials Science & Engineering Department is pleased to announce that Subra Suresh, president of Nanyang Technology University (Singapore), will be the 2018 Van Vlack...

Allison receives CoE's inaugural Staff-Faculty Partnership Award

Allison receives CoE's inaugural Staff-Faculty Partnership Award

MSE Professor John Allison was selected as the first-ever recipient of the College's Staff-Faculty Partnership Award. Allison was officially recognized at the College of Engineering...

Katsuyo Thornton named ASM Fellow

Katsuyo Thornton named ASM Fellow

ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals) has just named Katsuyo Thornton a Fellow of ASM, one of the highest honors in the field of...

Recent alumni gifts will benefit MSE students and programs

Recent alumni gifts will benefit MSE students and programs

MSE is excited to announce two funds recently established by generous MSE alumni:

Nathaniel L. Field (BSE ME ’59, MSE ’59) has provided a gift to...

Forrest elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Forrest elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

MSE congratulates Professor Stephen Forrest - one of three University of Michigan faculty members who have been named to the American Academy of Arts and...

Postdoc Nancy Senabulya receives prestigious AAUW Fellowship

Postdoc Nancy Senabulya receives prestigious AAUW Fellowship

MSE congratulates Nancy Senabulya, a post-doc with Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani, for receiving an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship! 

"I am so grateful...

“Everything-repellent” coating could kid-proof phones, homes

“Everything-repellent” coating could kid-proof phones, homes

In an advance that could grime-proof phone screens, countertops, camera lenses and countless other everyday items, a materials science researcher at the University of Michigan...

Keara Saud wins coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Keara Saud wins coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

PhD candidate Keara Saud (2nd year, Solomon group) last week won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. More than 12,000 graduate students from across...

Shahani receives 2nd Young Investigator Program Award

Shahani receives 2nd Young Investigator Program Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani! 

Shahani’s proposal "Abnormal Grain Growth in Four Dimensions” has been selected by Army Research Office (ARO) to receive...

Aeriel Murphy wins Rackham's Lipschutz Award

Aeriel Murphy wins Rackham's Lipschutz Award

MSE Ph.D. candidate Aeriel Murphy has been selected to receive the Susan Lipschutz Award in the amount of $8,000.  The award is for spring and...

Grad students take MSE lessons to middle school classroom

Grad students take MSE lessons to middle school classroom

On February 5 and 6, MSE Outreach (comprised of 15 MSE graduate students) ventured across town to Forsythe Middle School to introduce more than 200...

Katsuyo Thornton named the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Katsuyo Thornton named the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE is pleased to announce that Professor Katsuyo Thornton has been named the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. A...