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Dr. Diana Berman, Assistant Professor in Material Science and Engineering Department, has been named a winner of the 2017 Ralph E.Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) (http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/ ). This prestigious award represents recognition of the quality and promise of the recipient’s research work by...

UNT MTSE is proud to announce a new partnership with Dalian Jiaotong Univeristy's Materials Science and Engineering program. On June 14, both Presidents of the respective universities signed an agreement to create an abroad transfer program between the two world-renown universities. More information to come.

 

Congratulations to the MTSE '17 Senior Design group 'Young's Modulus' for their 2nd place award at the 2nd annual CASMART challenge. Under the direction of Dr. Marcus Young and sponsorship of Dr. Othmane Benafan, the team, composed of Avery Young, Tyler Torgerson, and Kiersten Tafoya, designed a new NiTiSn low temperature shape memory alloy (SMA). This design is to be implemented as an actuator for a deep space expandable habitat. Their new material shows potential to reduce mass...

Dr. Jincheng Du is promoted to the Full Professor, effective of September 1, 2017.

Dr.  Jincheng Du, Associate Chair for the Graduate Program, joined our department in September 2007 and had professionally grown to become an excellent scholar with outstanding teaching, research and service accomplishments. Today, Dr. Du stands out as one of the most productive department scholars, who also exemplifies inspirational and energetic collaborations with academia, government and...

Congratulations to Calvin Mikler (B.S. '15, M.S. '17) in his award of the Science, Mathematics, & Research for transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the National Defense Education Program. This scholarship is for a period of 4 years starting in August of 2017. Calvin will be pursuing his PhD as the Ohio State University under the direction of Dr. Hamish Fraser. The sponsoring agency is the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Pattern AFB in Dayton, OH. Calvin...

Congratulations to Dr. Rajiv Mishra and his research group in their Army Research Office Award! The team has been awarded $417,000 to build a custom multi-physics materials processing machine. For more information, please visit the College of Engineering news story. 

UNT MTSE was recently featured in the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) institute. LIFT is one of the major national manufacturing institutes under the US National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Please enjoy their kind words and the highlight of our AMMPI institution here.

Last Friday, April 28th, the Class of 2017 presented their Design Day projects. Senior Design is a capstone course and experience that connects local industry with soon-to-be graduating seniors. Throughout the College of Engineering, over 300 students participate annually in a year long course that walks them through product design with an academic mentor and sometimes an industry mentor. Students gain hands-on experience while working in a team environment.  Essential concepts...

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Berman on her recent publication in American Chemical Society Nano Journal on her development of a coating that reduces glass reflection. For more information, please see the College of Engineering article and interview of Dr. Berman.

Thank you to all who attended our bi-annual end-of-semester department picnic. UNT MTSE enjoyed hosting over 100 attendees in good food, spirit, and celebration. We are pleased to announce the following students, staff, and faculty who received awards from the department this year.

  • Outstanding Senior: Keirsten Tafoya 
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Matthew Carl
  • Outstanding Graduate Student: ...

Congratulations to Ph.D. graduate Aditya Ayyagari for being named in the 2nd Annual Class of Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagle Award is the most prestigious award that UNT bestows on a student leader. Awardees are leaders in campus life, student organizations, athletics, research, activism, mentorship, etc. and have made a positive and meaningful impact on the UNT community.

In addition to the Golden Eagle Award, Ayyagari was awarded the 2017 UNT Academic Achievement Award and...

Congratulations to Dr. Rajiv Mishra for being selected to receive of Department of Defence FY17 Research Equipment Award for his proposal "Multi-Physics materials processing equipment."

Awards are administered through a merit competition jointly conducted by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Solicited proposals target university investigators conducting science and engineering research of importance to national defense....

Dr. Raj Baneree

Congratulations to our own Dr. Raj Banerjee for being named the 2017 UNT Distinguished Research Professor! This award recognizes tenured faculty at the rank of professor who have achieved an exceptionally outstanding record of creative activities or research productivity and who demonstrate a record of continued extraordinary productivity.

Dr. Banerjee will be officially recognized at a ceremony in October 2017. For more information on the award, please visit...

An institute with the University of North Texas’s College of Engineering is part of a new cooperative agreement established by the Army Research Laboratory. The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute will be working with three other universities to research new ways to keep soldiers safe. 

For more information, please visit the...

Congratulations to the The University of North Texas (Denton) Materials Science and Engineering Materials Quiz Team "Aluminati" for their win in the 11th Annual TMS Materials Bowl last weekend. The Illuminati triumphed, taking home the coveted Materials Bowl trophy, along with a cash prize for each team member and a cash prize for their Material Advantage chapter. This was the first Materials Bowl win for the North Texas team, made up of students (left to right)  Calvin V. Mikler,...

Congratulations to our Dr. Sundeep Mukherjee and army veterans Jeremy Artman and Nathan Derrick in being a part of a $2.6 million U.S. Army grant to design the next generation of tactical shelters for army soldiers.

For more information please visit the NBC 5 interview and transcript of the team members.

Vahid Hasannaeimi of Denton, TX who is in the PH.D. program in Materials Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Texas.  Vahid will continue his research on corrosion properties of metallic glasses and metallic glass composites in different conditions and solutions, trying to improve their local and general corrosion resistance.  Vahid also hopes to further his knowledge in Corrosion Protection and Materials selection. Vahid's award is worth $2,000. Congratulations...

On February 7th, UNT MTSE and professors Dr. Berman and Dr. Scharf hosted an event combing Anton Paar and STLE North Texas. In the morning, Anton Paar hosted a tribology and mechanical surface analysis workshop for any interested students. Participants received a certificate upon completion of the workshop.Later that afternoon, UNT MTSE hosted the STLE North Texas Student Symposium in combination with UTA Engineering. Three awards were granted to the top three poster winners. ...

UNT researcher, Marcus Young, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, and his team of student researchers are part of a collaboration that received $4.5 million in funding the U.S. Department of Energy to improve superconducting materials. The work, done in collaboration with Superconductor Technologies Inc., TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center, could lead to even faster high speed trains and...

Dr. Witold Brostow and UNT alumna Haley Lobland recently published their textbook Materials: Introduction and Applications. Their text addresses gaps in existing textbooks of materials science and engineering. This book focuses on three units. The first, Foundations, includes basic materials topics from Intermolecular Forces and Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams to Crystalline and Non-Crystalline Structures. The second Units, Materials, goes into the details of many materials including...

On November 4th, senior Tyler Torgerson competed and won first place in the fourth annual College of Engineering Showcase of Undegraduate Research in Engineering or S.U.R.E competition. Under Dr. Thomas Scharf, Torgerson spent the summer as a National Science Foundation REU recipient. For 10 weeks, Torgerson studied the self-adaptive friction behavior and thermal stability of molybdenum disulfide-antimony(III) oxide-carbon coatings used on satellites.

S.U.R.E. serves to display...

This year, over 15 materials science and engineering undergraduates combined together to serve under the UNT Homecoming Service events. Students from UNT's Materials Advantage, Society for the Advancement of Materials Processing and Engineering, Society of Plastic Engineers, and Society of Women Engineers united to contribute in a food drive, blood drive, and food-packaging event that positively affected the UNT and Denton community.

Students (from left to right): Alyssa Thurston,...

Dr. Jincheng Du

Materials Science and Engineering faculty Dr. Jincheng Du is part of a newly awarded Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) to study materials degradation. The EFRC Center for Performance and Design of Nuclear Waste Forms and Containers (WastePD) is the first center created in the nation to address the degradation of the diverse group of materials including glass, ceramics and metals. The WastePD team consist of Prof. Gerald Frankel of Ohio State University as...

Senior, Haley Barnes, recently attended the American Ceramic Society President's Council of Student Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah. ACerS PCSA is a student-led committee of American Ceramic Society members responsible for representating and encouraging student interests. For the 2016-2017 PCSA, 50 graduate, undergraduate, national, and international students were selected to serve the American Ceramics Society. Universities represented by this committee spread all over the world, including...

Congratulations to Dr. Rajiv Mishra on his publication in Springer Nature. To view his paper on "Extreme creep resistance in a microstructurally stable nanocrystalline alloy" please click this link.