June 28, 2017

Materials Engineering Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awards

Matthew Korey and Nelyan López Pérez receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Mr. Korey was recently awarded a 3 year NSF GRF ( from the National Science Foundation to support his doctoral research. He will be working on sustainable polymer synthesis, polymeric composites, and additives for polymeric materials with his advisers Profs. John Howarter and Jeff Youngblood. Matthew joined the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue in 2015 after completing his BS degree in biomedical engineering from The Ohio State University.

June 19, 2017

Purdue MSE Professor heads up new journal in Materials Theory

    Materials Engineering Professor Anter El-Azab is the founding editor-in-chief of a new journal from the Springer Nature publishing group, "Materials Theory".

   Professor Anter El-Azab has assembled an impressive international team of editors and the journal's first accepted papers are now available. Read more about the journal and it's goals at:

June 9, 2017

DOE Funds Research with Team Including MSE's Professor Trumble On Making Energy-Efficient Sheet Metals

Purdue research is leading the way on making energy-efficient sheet metals, and Purdue's plan includes technology transfer with MSE's Professor Trumble, Industrial Engineeing's Professors Chandrasekar and Mann, and M4 Sciences, a leader in advanced machining controls systems.

The team has shown a way to "peel" high silicon steel sheet from an ingot, enabling new alloys to be used for next generation electric motors. This work has been funded with $1.5 million by the Department of Energy.
June 6, 2017

MSE Undergraduate Awarded Energy University Program Scholarship

Materials Engineering undergraduate student, Alejandro Figueroa, was awarded the 2017 Nuclear Energy University Program Scholarship from the U.S.. Department of Energy. He will receive a $7500 scholarship. He is one of 58 undergraduates across the U.S. to receive this award. Alejandro has been working with Prof. Okuniewskis group since the Fall of 2016 where he has been performing porosity analyses in irradiated nuclear fuel obtained from high energy X-ray (synchrotron) micro-computed tomography.
May 30, 2017

MSE Professor Chen Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Professor Wayne Chen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland.

Congratulations to Professor Wayne Chen on being awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland! Professor Chen has a joint appointment in the Schools of Materials Engineering and Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University.

April 18, 2017


MSE Student Night



Who: MSE Students, Faculty, Staff and Industry Partners

Where: Ross-Ade Stadium Press Box (Shively Club)

When: April 27 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
March 31, 2017

Presidential Safety Award

2017 Presidential Safety Award Winner

The Presidential Safety Award is awarded to individuals or groups that have made significant accomplishment in improving safety at Purdue University. The award is presented at the annual safety chair meeting in March of each year.  The President or his designee will present a plaque to the individual or group in recognition of the safety achievement.

John Howarter, Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering -  John has served on the MSE Safety Committee in 2012; he initiated a new program with the MSE graduate students to form their own safety committee. As the faculty advisor for grad/undergrad MSE student organizations he has been the leader in building and maintaining workplace safety culture from students, faculty and staff. He continues to demonstrate personal leadership in expanding the safety culture by ensuring effective transitions of key responsibilities to new faculty and staff. Aligning MSE with R.E.M. and has allowed MSE to be responsive to changes in university safety policy. Under John's leadership our safety audit and incident record has improved while we have TRIPLED the number of lab users. 


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