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Congratulations to Dr. Diana Berman and Dr. Zhenhai Xia for their recent research awards! These awards have helped UNT MTSE department reach a record year for department research funding. Dr. Berman received a $76,603 award to develop an understanding and prediction of Couple Stress-Induced Evolution of Nanoscale Materials Interfaces. This award was granted by University of California and...

Graduate students-- be sure to apply for the following scholarships by September 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm. All applications will be reviewed based on qualifications and merit. Awards are subject to availability of funds.

 

Materials Science and Engineering Student Scholarship: 

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texasoffers student scholarships for outstanding graduate students...

Narendra Dahotre with Students

Narendra Dahotre, University Distinguished Research Professor in Engineering and interim associate vice president for research and innovation was recognized Friday at UNT’s 2017 Innovator Awards, along with Ph.D. student, Roberto Aguilar Ayala, and undergraduate, Ryan Girardot, from the College of Science and the College of Business, respectively.

“Our university is working to expand its multi-...

Tyler Torgerson, a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE), is the 2017 recipient of the E. Richard Booser Scholarship Award sponsored by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).  The Booser scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing a career in tribology.  Tyler is shown receiving a $4,000 check from STLE President Dr. Ali Erdemir at the 72nd STLE annual...

Thomas Scharf, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE) and co-authors are the 2017 recipients of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Al Sonntag Award.  UNT MTSE Alumnus, Dr. Hamidreza Mohseni, far left, now at Bosch Brake Components LLC, is also a recipient of the award.  The Sonntag Award honors society member authors of the best paper about solid lubricants.  The paper, “Tribological Performance and Coating...

Tyler Torgerson, a recently graduated senior student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE), was awarded a Silver level award for his poster, “Self-adaptive Friction Behavior and Thermal Stability of MoS2-Sb2O3-C Coatings,” at the 72nd Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) annual conference held in Atlanta, GA.  Tyler is advised by Thomas Scharf, Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Tyler will work under Dr....

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...