Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

Two faculty members and one staff in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been selected to receive the annual departmental awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Teaching Effectiveness Award was given to Associate Professor, Dr. Peter Collins. The Departmental Research Award was given to Assistant Professor, Dr. Martin Thuo, and the Departmental … Continue reading Three faculty and staff receive Department of Materials Science and Engineering annual awards

Solid-State Processing: New paths to new materials

This feature story was published by Ames Laboratory. Read the original story here.   Creating materials in their solid state can be tricky, but offers some advantages over other methods. It typically involves subjecting the component elements to some type of mechanical force—such as stress, shear or strain—to drive a reaction. “You eliminate the need … Continue reading Solid-State Processing: New paths to new materials

Peter Collins: Diverse applications to engage students

“Materials matter. Everything’s made of something.” Materials science and engineering’s new associate professor, Peter Collins, knows exactly why his field is important. “So many economic sectors depend upon advanced materials, including the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as applications for cell phones and devices. Materials science is the act of getting down to the … Continue reading Peter Collins: Diverse applications to engage students