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July 25, 2017

Former Purdue MSE Head, Alexander H. King, now, Director of the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub at Ames Laboratory

King Examines Materials Supply and Demand Issues at MS&T17

Alexander H. King, Director of the Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub at Ames Laboratory, will deliver the TMS/ASM Joint Distinguished Lecture in Materials and Society, part of the Tuesday morning all-conference plenary session planned for Materials Science & Technology 2017 (MS&T17).

July 25, 2017

Purdue MSE Alumna gives keynote talk at Liquid Metal Processing 2017 conference:

Mary Lee Gambone,

Head of Materials Engineering
Indianapolis, Rolls-Royce North America

Mary Lee Gambone is currently head of the Rolls-Royce Materials Engineering organization in Indianapolis and has worked in aerospace materials for more than 30 years. Since joining Rolls-Royce in 1998, she has had several roles, including Chief of Research and Technology Strategy and Manager of Critical Part Lifing. Her early career as a materials engineer was with the Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors and she enjoyed several years with the U.S. Air Force as Team Lead for metal matrix composites research in the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials Directorate. Gambone earned a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University, a M.S in materials engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in materials science.

June 28, 2017

Materials Engineering Students Win Graduate Research Fellowship Awards

Matthew Korey and Nelyan López Pérez receive 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.  

Ms. Nelyan López Pérez has been awarded the 2016 National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (NIJ GRF-STEM). With its support, she will study high performance fibers used in soft body armors, how they degrade during their lifetime and how their performance is affected by changes at smaller scales. Nelyan joined the Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering in 2014. She obtained her BS in Physics from the University

of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. 


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.

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