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MSE Professor Pierre Lucas is Co-Author on Newly Published Book on Rare Earth

MSE Professor Pierre Lucas is the co-author of a new book on rare earth that has just been published. The book, titled "Rare Earths: Science, Technology, Production and Use" presents a comprehensive review of the structure and properties of rare earth elements (REE) and illuminates ways to reduce the use of water and energy during production of materials and to efficiently recycle rare earth materials, both of end-use products and in the production of new products. In addition to his position...



MSE Seminar 8/25/14 - Infrared thermography: A powerful tool in mechanics of materials

THE DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERINGColloquium - MSE 595AMonday, August 25, 20142:00-2:50 PMHarshbarger 206Infrared thermography: A powerful tool in mechanics of materialsProf. Jean benoit Le CamAbstract:The design of industrial components requires to take into account thermal effects during the deformation of materials. For example, an increase of one degree in tire during driving will induce a significant decrease of its lifetime. Therefore, it is necessary to characterize...



USIF SEM User Workshop

The USIF Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Workshop Series is a one-day workshop that will be held Thursday, August 21st, 2014 to support training on the Hitachi S-3400 and Hitachi S-4800 SEM. The workshop includes a review of basic instrument principles, operations, and parameter adjustments; a discussion of the effects of changing parameters on image quality; and an overview of the software available. The SEM workshop is open to all UA students and researchers who will be using SEM for their...



MSE 2014 Pre-Commencement Dinner

The MSE 2014 Pre-Commencement Dinner took place last Friday, May 16, at the Viscount Suite Hotel. Department head Pierre Deymier congratulated all graduating students and presented the award for Outstanding Senior as well as awards to students and faculty for Excellent Performance at the Student Interface.Paul K. Neff won the award for Outstanding Senior.Supapan Seraphin won the award for Most Supportive Senior Faculty Member.Manish Keswani won the award for Most Supportive Junior Faculty...



College Announces Spring 2014 Outstanding Seniors, Grad Students and Teaching Assistants

The UA College of Engineering announced the outstanding seniors, graduate students and teaching assistants for the spring 2014 semester at a commencement luncheon May 5.See below for details of winners in the categories of Outstanding Seniors, Outstanding Graduate Students, and Outstanding Teaching Assistants.Outstanding SeniorsTianna Stefano, aerospace engineering; nominated by Arvind RamanAuni Kundu, mechanical engineering; nominated by Arvind RamanAmanda Frazier, biomedical engineering;...



Ingenuity Reigns at 2014 UA Engineering Design Day

More than 350 students displayed their creations — from a street sweeper onion-harvesting contraption to a towering 3-D printed rocket that passed all its flight tests — during the 12th UA Engineering Design Day. If you were due for a heavy dose of ingenuity, the University of Arizona was the place to be yesterday as more than 350 Engineering students displayed and demoed the results of their year-long senior projects.Solar power ruled, rockets fascinated, cameras detected, medical devices...



See the latest edition of UA's Arizona Engineering Research Magazine

The latest edition of UA's Arizona Engineering Research magazine is now available. Click on the image below to see the latest updates on UA's College of Engineering faculty, students and research!



MSE Student Wins 1st Place at the 11th Annual Materials Bowl

MSE students won top awards, and secured the coveted Materials Territorial Trophy, at the 11th Annual Materials Bowl on April 29, 2014. UA swept the awards, earning first through fifth place at the event, which was sponsored by the ASM International Phoenix Chapter and attended by members of academia and local business. MSE student Paul K. Neff won first place for his research project "Characterization and Use of an Oxyacetylene Torch for Ablation Testing of Aerospace Materials," and in second...



MSE Clean-Room Lab Helps Students Prepare for Spotless High-Tech Jobs

A revitalized clean-room practices lab at the University of Arizona aims to make its students more marketable for high-tech jobs after graduation.The two-credit course, titled “semiconductor processing lab,” is part of the engineering program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.This is the newest semiconductor processing lab at the UA and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, says department head Pierre Deymier.The class educates students on tool sets and...



MSE Grad Student Stefan Bringuier Awarded 2014-2015 Thomas G. Chapman Fellowship

MSE grad student Stefan Bringuier has just received the 2014-2015 Thomas G. Chapman Fellowship. Stefan is currently pursuing his PhD in MSE with a minor in computational materials science under Dr. Krishna Muralidharan and Dr. Pierre Deymier. The Thomas G. Chapman Fellowship is one of the college's most prestigious awards. Please join us in congratulating Stefan on this outstanding achievement!

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