MatSE News

MatSE Student Pujari Aims to 'Revolutionize the Energy Market'

Author: Kari Lydersen

Published Date:September 23, 2016

At 19 years old, Swarnav Pujari wants to do nothing less than “revolutionize the energy market.” The University of Illinois materials science and engineering student envisions office buildings, convention centers and tourist attractions powered simply by the hundreds of people who walk through them each day.

Published Date: September 23, 2016


Qian Chen Named to Science News' SN10: Scientists to Watch

Author: Meghan Rosen

Published Date:September 21, 2016

Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Illinois, was named to the Science News 10: Scientists to Watch for her work in pioneering the design of new biologically inspired materials.

Published Date: September 21, 2016


Chen Awarded RAEng's Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

Author: Alexander Chilton

Published Date:August 24, 2016

Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Illinois, has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to conduct research at the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials.

Published Date: August 24, 2016


Girls Learn About Materials Science at GLAM G.A.M.E.S. Camp

Author: Elizabeth Innes - i-STEM

Published Date:August 9, 2016

At the GLAM (Girls Learning About Materials) G.A.M.E.S. camp in early July, the girls learned about a wide variety of materials, ranging from polymers, to biomaterials, to a material that's a favorite of girls everywhere— chocolate. Even more importantly, the girls were exposed to numerous female role models in materials engineering.

Published Date: August 9, 2016


MatSE PhD alumna turns her engineering chops to TV scriptwriting

Author: IEEE - Susan Karlin

Published Date:August 5, 2016

Beth Keser (PhD 1997, Materials Science and Engineering) is turning her problem-solving skills toward creating a new TV show. Her transition to TV scriptwriting is the subject of a feature article in IEEE Spectrum.

Published Date: August 5, 2016