June 3-7, 2012: 13th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys
Carnegie Mellon University is hosting the ICAA in 2012, the 13th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys. The ICAA continues to be the most important global conference for exchanging new knowledge on the structure and properties of aluminum materials, contributing to the education of the participants and the advancement of aluminum application development worldwide. Symposia will include the science of aluminum alloy design for a range of market applications, the accurate prediction of material properties, novel aluminum products and processes, as well as emerging developments in recycling and applications using both monolithic and multi-material solutions.
Meeting Website: http://www.tms.org/Meetings/Specialty/icaa13/home.aspx/
June 5, 2012: PA Nanotechnology 2012: Nanotech's Role in Advancing PA's Economy
Join us in Harrisburg for a day of discussion on nanotechnology for the future of Pennsylvania! More information will be available in March.
June 25-29, 2012: ASM Materials Camp for Teachers
CMU is hosting a FREE summer materials camp for high school science and math teachers June 25-29, 2012. This camp is designed to help science and math teachers to incoporate materials science related topics into their classrooms at no or little cost.
Application is available at the ASM education foundation website: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22ERUPWR64S
or visit: www.asmfoundation.org
Workshop on 3D Microstructure Studies
On May 24-26, 2011, a workshop was held on 3D microstructure studies. Invited speakers included Carol Kiely from Lehigh University and Michael Groeber from the Air Force Research Lab. The MIMP Summer School focused on the characterization of 3D microstructures and grain boundary properties, quantifying and predicting microstructural evolution, and linking materials properties to microstructures. 41 scientists from from academia, industry and government laboratories participated in the workshop.
Congratulations to MRSEC Professor Tony Rollett who has been elevated to the rank of fellow of TMS (The Materials Society)!
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy/materials science and technology. He is one of only five fellows named this year. Prof. Rollett was recognized at the annual meeting in Feb. 2011.
June 30, 2010: CMU hosts 2nd Annual Pittsburgh ASM Materials Camp for Teachers
The CMU MRSEC and MSE Dept hosts 2nd annual ASM Materials Camp for teachers. From June 21-25, 2010, the MRSEC hosted 26 Pittsburgh area science teachers for a summer camp to help incorporate materials science into high school science classrooms. The camp is taught by master teachers, with considerable experience teaching materials science at the high school and middle school levels. The camp involved demonstrations, lectures and various hands-on experiments that the teachers can easily implement in their classrooms. Support for the camp was provided by:
- TMS Foundation
- AIST Foundation
- ASM Materials Education Foundation
June 14, 2010: MRSEC Chooses SEED projects for 2010-2011 academic year
The CMU MRSEC has selected two new SEED projects for the upcoming 2010-2011 year. Professor Jessica Zhang in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Professor Kristina Woods in the Physics Department will be working on projects supporting the MRSEC. See research page for detailed description of projects.
June 7, 2010: CMU MRSEC hosts over 60 scientists at 1st Summer School on 3D Microstructure Analysis
On June 1st -4th, 2010, CMU hosted 67 scientists from around the world at the 1st Summer School on 3D Microstructure Studies. MRSEC Faculty, graduate students and researchers introduced the techniques that were developed and continue to be developed here at CMU to characterize of the internal structure of polycrystalline materials. The school consisted of a mix of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on interactive activities for the participants. Sections were taught on measuring the grain boundary character distribution using serial sectioning, generating synthetic microstructures, using the TEM for orientation mapping and using synchrotron techniques for orientation mapping. The participants included scientists from industry (15%), academia (25%), and government laboratories (60%).
Professor Martin Harmar, a MRSEC professor at Lehigh University has been selected to receive the 2010 ACerS W. David Kingery Award. The W. David Kingery Award recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art. Recognition of this award will be given at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at the 112th Annual Meeting on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Houston, Texas, USA.
2010 CMU MRSEC Seed Program: Call for Proposals
DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2010
The Carnegie Mellon Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) invites proposals for seed funding. Our MRSEC is dedicated to the understanding, control, and optimization of interface dominated materials properties. Our seed program provides for one year of graduate student support for exciting projects undertaken by teams of CMU faculty that have the potential to eventually be sustained through external funding.
Participation and/or leadership from non‐tenured faculty is strongly encouraged
and viewed favorably in the review process. Proposals that lead to connections with industry are also desirable. Interested faculty are welcome to consult with current participants in the MRSEC (see people page). The criteria are:
• Intellectual merit
• Relevance to the MRSEC mission
• Ability to be sustained after the seed period
The proposals should be e‐mailed to Neetha Khan (neetha at andrew.cmu.edu) by
May 15th, 2010.
The proposals must be no longer than three pages and should address the main
criteria listed above.
The maximum amount of funding will be $60,000 for AY10/11.
The maximum duration is one year.
The PIs of funded projects must attend center meetings, submit an annual report,
and provide a project highlight (in the normal NSF style).
The projects will be evaluated by the MRSEC executive committee in early June.
This year, certain proposals may also be included (in synopsis form) in the MRSEC
renewal proposal that will be submitted in the later part of 2010.
2010 REU Program at CMU May 24 - July 31, 2010 - Carnegie Mellon University hosts a 10 week summer research progrm to expose science and undergraduates to cutting edge materials research each year. See REU Website for more information on the 2010 Program.
Fatma Uyar, a MRSEC grad student in the research group of Professor Rollett won the third place in graduate division for the Biological Materials Science Poster Contest at the 2010 TMS meeting (February 2010), with her poster titled "Tissue Development in Arabidopsis: 3D Shape Analysis for Detection of Cell Type".
Carnegie Mellon's Katayun Barmak Develops Novel Nanoscale Mapping Process for Tracking Structures
REU Program at CMU – May 26 - Aug 1, 2009
Carnegie Mellon University hosted a ten-week summer research program to expose science and engineering undergraduates to cutting edge materials research each year. See REU Website for detailed information on our program activities.
ASM Materials Science Summer Camp for High School Teachers
June 22 -26, 2009
The CMU MRSEC and the Materials Science and Engineering Department at CMU hosted this camp “Materials Science and Technology for Teachers” in 2009. This week-long, hands-on, lab-based camp shows teachers how to use applied science and engineering techniques in the classroom.
June 4, 2009 - Carnegie Mellon's Katayun Barmak Develops Novel Nanoscale Mapping Process for Tracking Structures
March 31, 2009 - MRSEC Graduate student Ben Anglin received the NDSEG 2009 Fellowship Award.
2008-2010 Dr. Yoshihiro Arita, Senior Researcher at Nippon Steel Corporation is a visiting researcher, working on optimization of microstructure, texture and properties of electrical steels.
2008-2009 Professor Heung Nam Han and Dr. Kyung Jun Ko from Seoul National University will be visiting researchers in Professor Tony Rollett’s group in the MRSEC, studying microstructural evolution and abnormal grain growth. Dr. Ko will be working with Profs. Rollett and Han on computer modeling of microstructural evolution in steels.
October 2008 Dr. Dominique Chatain from the CINaM-CNRS Laboratory in Marseille, France visited the MRSEC.
June-August 2008 Dr. Satyam Suwas, assistant professor from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India is a visiting researcher working with Prof. Rollett's group on laminate metal-metal composites.
Graduate Student Chris Hefferan won a poster presentation prize at the Argonne National Laboratory APS (Advanced Photon Source) User's Week conference May 4-8, 2008. http://www.aps.anl.gov/Users/Meeting/2008/Awards/
Professor Greg Rohrer has received the Robert B. Sosman Award, the highest recognition of scientific accomplishment given by the American Ceramic Society. This award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in basic science of an area that results in a significant impact to the field of ceramics.
O. Burak Ozdoganlar has received the Best paper of the Year award from the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2007-2008) for the following paper: N. Kota and O.B. Ozdoganlar, “A Simplified Model for Orthogonal Micromachining of fcc Single-Crystal Materials,” Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME, (2008): 36, 193-200.
Two former research associates in the MRSEC have successfully acquired faculty positions in prominent universities. Dr. Shen Dillon, a former postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the MRSEC has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Elon Terrell, a former postdoctoral researcher in Prof. C.F. Higgs’ group has begun a position as Assistant Professor at Columbia University.