Archive for 2009

Undergraduates attend MS&T

October 2009 - MSE undergraduate students attended MS&T 2009, a conference that offers the opportunity to hear the latest technical advances and cutting-edge developments in the materials science community at-large.

New MSE Graduate Course in Fall 2009

Erica Corral August 2009 - Assistant Professor Erica Corral will be teaching a new graduate course called MSE 596a - Section 2: "Principles of Ceramic Powder Processing." The course will cover the fundamental principles of ceramic processing that are used to form green parts from powder particles. Consolidation and forming techniques that form dense parts and high-temperature sintering methods will also be discussed. Details regarding the class meeting time, textbook, and special requirements are shown below.
Special Topics: MSE 596a - 002" "Principles of Ceramic Powder Processing"
Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday; 11:00AM - 12:15PM
Text: James. E. Reed, Principles of Ceramic Processing
Requirements: Open for graduate students in MSE, ChemE, and Optical Sciences. Special permission by the instructor is required for senior level MSE undergraduate student enrollment.

Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society

March 2009 - The Arizona Imaging & Microanalysis Society (AIMS) is a local professional society in the state of Arizona. We are affiliated with the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS). AIMS' annual meeting will be held on March 12 (8:00AM – 5:00PM) at the University of Arizona Student Union South Ballroom. This meeting will provide a forum for the sharing of members' research and ideas, as well as an opportunity for learning about new techniques and concepts.
At other times during the year the society sponsors or co-sponsors special seminars on topics relevant to the Society's membership. AIMS' stated purpose is to promote the knowledge of biological, physical and industrial applications of microscopy, imaging and/or microanalysis and to promote the free exchange of ideas and information among academic, government and industrial users of these techniques. Some of these techniques include: light microscopy (bright field, dark field, phase contrast, polarized light, DIC), fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (bright/dark field, electron diffraction), scanning electron microscopy (secondary electrons, auger electrons, backscattered electrons, "leaky vacuum/environmental" SEM), Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Microanalysis, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Probe Microscopes (scanning tunneling, atomic force) and digital imaging (capture and manipulation).

MSE Graduate student wins French award

Gaelle Delaizir

January 2009 - Gaelle Delaizir from Professor Pierre Lucas' group recently won the Ginest Award for best Ph.D. dissertation in chemistry in recognition of her dissertation entitled “Nanoporous Glass-Ceramics Transparent in Infrared Range to Be Used as Optical Sensor”. The “Prix Gineste” is awarded yearly to the best PhD dissertation in the province of Brittany in France. The price has been awarded since 1961.

Gaelle graduated as part of a joint Ph.D. program between the UA Department of  Materials Science and Engineering and the Chemistry Department at the University of Rennes in France. During her completion of the joint program, Gaelle satisfied the graduation requirements from both institutes and simultaneously earned a Ph.D. from U of A and a Doctorate from the University of Rennes.

University of Arizona College of Engineering