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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.

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Scharf on his elected position to the national Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers board of directors. Dr. Scharf's work in tribology and lubrication sciences has received funding from organizations including the National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the American Chemical Society. For more information, please click this ...

Congratulations to graduate student Bharat Gwalani and mentor Dr. Banerjee for winning the Best Poster Award in Physical Sciences at the Microscopy Society of America annual meeting! We applaud your academic service.

Congratulations to our own Dr. Zenhai Xia and Dr. Sundeep Mukherjee on their National Science Foundation award over "Nanomanufacturing of Hierarchical Metallic Glasses as High-performance Electrocatalysts." More information to come.

The UNT Materials Science and Engineering department are proud to celebrate our 25 graduation candidates who walked the stage this past Friday and Saturday. 

Bachelor of Science candidates

  • Adanma Akoma
  • Quentin Evan Babb
  • Joshua David Barclay
  • Nonso M. Chetuya
  • Arielle Lillyn Clauser
  • Heather Dunn
  • Seth Thomas Garrison
  • Wendy Jean Grogg
  • Micheal D. Harris
  • Zachary Taylor Herl
  • Bria C...

Our graduate student Xiaonan Lu received the Best Poster Award (Third Prize) during the American Ceramic Society Glass and Optical Materials Division annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, May 22-26, 2016. Xiaonan presented a talk titled “Influences of low concentration V and Co oxide doping on the dissolution behaviors and APT analyses of simplified nuclear waste glasses” which was based on collaborative work between UNT and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on a project funded...

On April 29, 2016, UNT MTSE Seniors presented at Senior Design Day.

The following teams were qualified to present their posters and products:

Methodology for Producing Shape Memory Alloy Powders: Heather Dunn, Wendy Grogg, Arielle Clauser, Advisor: Dr. Marcus Young

Optimization of TiO2 Nano-Scaffolds for Enhanced Osseointegration of Bone Grafts and Implants: Sandra Ruiz, Mick Harris, Josh Barclay, Wiill Rubink, Advisor: Dr. Samir...

On April 21, 2016, the MTSE Department enjoyed their spring departmental picnic. Each semester, the department throws a picnic for their students and facuty to enjoy. This year, under new department chair Dr. Voevodin, the department recognized the outstanding work of our students and faculty.

Senior Heather Dunn was recognized as the 2016 Outstanding Graduating Senior for her work in research, academia, and extracurriculars.

PhD graduate Dr....

This past fall, many MTSE faculty received notes from students thanking them for their outstanding instruction, mentoring, and support through the Thank a Teacher Program sponsored by the Office of the Provost and UNT’s Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR). Since the launch of the program in Fall of 2011, over 4,000 notes have been distributed to individuals who have gone the extra mile and earned the respect of their students for their...

Ph.D. graduate student, Yiyan Wan, his advisor, Professor Zhenhai Xia, published paper on gecko self-cleaning in Nature Communications

Why geckos’ feet are simultaneously sticky but clean remains a mystery, although the answer may lie in the structure of geckos’ toes, which consist of millions of plate-headed setae (pictured). Ph.D. graduate student, Yiyan Wan, his advisor, Professor Zhenhai Xia, and their collaborators shows that dirt...

Student Jessica Rimsza was recently announced as an ACerS 2015 GEMS Diamond Awardee. She will be recognized for her work a the MS&T annual conference and ACerS annual meeting events. Rimza works under Dr. Jincheng Du within his computational materials modeling focused research lab. Other awarded students including gradaute students from John Hopkins University, Pennsylvania State University, and Purdue University. Congratulations Jessica!

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Senior Nonso Chetuya and sophomore Kaylie Sheehan competed this past Friday, November 6 at the College of Engineering S.U.R.E competition. Their poster "Reinforcing Concrete Composites" won first place out of eight competitors. Chetuya and Sheehan's faculty advisor is Witold Brostow.

View their poster here.

Sivanesh Palanivel was awarded with the Best Poster Award from the Light Metals Division of The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) this past October 22, 2015. Approved by the TMS Light Metals Division and Magnesium Committee, Palanivel poster is recognized by the excellence displayed in poster "Analysis of Dislocation Mediated Precipitation in an Mg-Y-Nd Alloy." Primary author, Palanivel, will receive an award and supporting authors will receive a certificate.Palanivel would...

Dr. Jincheng Du, an Associate Professor of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to study the corrosion of multicomponent oxide glasses with a focus on the mixed glass former effect on glass corrosion.

In this project, titled “...

MTSE graduate student Jessica Rimsza’s article on her international research experience as an NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellow is highlighted at the Oct-Nov issue of American Ceramic Society Bulletin, one of the most popular and widely read magazine in the materials and ceramics community. Jessica is also a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Jessica’s highlights bring great visibility to our MTSE graduate program and UNT in general.

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Haley Barnes, a Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE) undergraduate, has been selected to be one of 20 national Society of Women Engineers' Future Leaders for fiscal 2016.

The Society of Women Engineers Future Leader (SWEFL) Program is meant to provide promising young SWE members with opportunities, information, and...

MSE graduate student Jessica Rimsza won 1st prize in international conference


Jessica Rimsza, a graduate student from the Materials Science and Engineering Department, won the first prize of student poster contest at the US-Germany joint conference on glass and optical materials held in Aachen Germany in May 2014. Jessica works with Prof. Jincheng Du of MSE Department toward her doctorate degree. She presented findings on water/...

Congratulations!

 

MTSE graduating seniors with UNT President Neal Smatresk and Dean Tsatsoulis.

Dean Tsatsoulis celebrating the success of our seniors

Senior Alex Adams discussing his...

Dr. Jincheng Du has been awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) grant to study the corrosion and chemical durability of glasses through the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). Corrosion of glasses is prevalent and critical in a number of technological and engineering applications including long term nuclear waste disposals and their geological storage. Dr. Du and his group will use sophisticated computer simulations to understand the bulk and interfacial structure of multicomponent oxide...

Welcome to 2014 International Conference on Metallic Materials and Processing

Professor Xia is organizing the second International Conference on Metallic Materials and Processing (ICMMP 2014).The ICMMP 2014 is organized with a focus of bringing together the world materials community to discuss and review recent developments and progress in materials science, processing and computational materials, with a focus on metals. The goal is to facilitate more fruitful cooperation between researchers and to look into the future of metals research. The conference program will...