News: MSE

Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson featured in MATLAB File Exchange Pick of the week for Distance Learning

"We start Jr Lab with a review of statistics for determining a materials property using mass of M&Ms as an example. Since we couldn’t do it in the lab this year, I made an app that emulated 4 different balances and the statistics of randomly selected M&Ms along with a few outliers and broken ones. The students used this virtual opportunity to also think about which of the 4 balances was up to the task of accurately characterizing the property with the least expense. In addition to submitting a lab report on statistics, they wrote a “purchase order” proposal recommending which balance could be... Read more

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Collaboration sparks new model for ceramic conductivity

By: David Nutt

As insulators, metal oxides – also known as ceramics – may not seem like obvious candidates for electrical conductivity. While electrons zip back and forth in regular metals, their movement in ceramic materials is sluggish and difficult to detect. Read more

Lou Estevez

UD scientist ‘AIMMs’ for safer face masks

By: Thomas Gnau

MSE Ph.D. and University of Dayton scientist, Lou Estevez, has pioneered what the school says is a reusable self-disinfecting N95 mask concept — an idea so promising, the inventor has started a business to commercialize the technology. Find out more here: Read more

Uli Wiesner

Article Chosen for Nature Communications Editors’ Highlights webpage

Professor Uli Wiesner's article "Porous cage-derived nanomaterial inks for direct and internal three-dimensional printing" has been chosen by the editors at Nature Communications to be featured on the Editors’ Highlights webpage. The article and more informantion can be found here: Read more

Rich Robinson

Metal Sulfides for Better Energy Storage

Richard Robinson has recently received NSF funding to investigate scalable methods to manufacture complex metal sulfides for energy storage applications. The results could improve the next generation of batteries. Find out more here: Read more

Jin Suntivich

Jin Suntivich promoted to Associate Professor with indefinite Tenure

Jin Suntivich has been approved for promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure by the Cornell Board of Trustees. The Suntivich group focuses on identifying design strategies based on optics and electronic structure engineering to discover new materials and devices for sustainable energy and environmental technologies. Ongoing efforts in our group include: Electrocatalysts and photocatalysts from transition metal oxide heterostructures, in situ spectroscopy on catalytic and photocatalytic surfaces, nanophotonics for environmental sensing, pollution detection, and toxin deactivation. Read more