CMU to Lead NASA Space Technology Research Institute Opens in new window
A new NASA Space Technology Research Institute (STRI) led by Carnegie Mellon University seeks to shorten the cycle required to design, manufacture, and test parts that can withstand the conditions of space travel through constructing models for qualification and certification.
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March 29 2023
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Faculty Dialogues: The CMU-Mayo Clinic Transforming Transplant Initiative
March 30 2023
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM ET
Crafting an IDP Part 3: Charting a course
March 31 2023
10:00 AM ET
Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Seminar Series
Multimodal, multiscale, and high-resolution bioelectronics enabled by nanoscale soft conductors presented by Flavia Vitale, University of Pennsylvania
7500 Wean Hall
April 5 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Decarb @ CMU: Faculty Insights with Valerie Karplus and Daniel Tkacik
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Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that combines engineering, chemistry, and physics to solve real-world problems that impact nearly every industry. At CMU, our objective is to prepare students to become leaders with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing technologies facing today's engineers.
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MSE offers seven different areas of study: Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, dual degree master of science programs, Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management, Master of Science in Computational Materials Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Materials Science, Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing affiliated program, and Master in Energy Science and Technology and Policy.
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Pistorius helps create industrial decarbonzation partnership with a $1.5 million NSF grant
MSE’s Chris Pistorius and colleagues create the Industrial Decarbonization Analysis, Benchmarking, and Action (INDABA) partnership with a $1.5 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation.
Feinberg quoted on lab-grown skin technology
BME/MSE’s Adam Feinberg was quoted in a WIRED article about “edgeless” engineered tissue that Columbia University Medical Center researchers are working on and, recently, successfully transplanted. Feinberg commented on the importance of vascular quality in tissues, and a path for making these technologies more available.
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Finalist Wang shares her 3MT Challenge competition strategies
MSE’s Yingqiao Wang is set to compete in CMU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Championship, a competition that challenges doctoral students to translate their complex research to a broad audience—all in three minutes. After studying past performances, Wang realized that most of the past participants spent nearly half their time explaining the problem their research was grounded in. “This is a key point to help the audience understand the research and connect it to real life,” Wang says.
Rollett collaborates on research detecting additive manufacturing defects in real-time
Building upon prior research partnerships, MSE’s Tony Rollett engaged with colleagues at the University of Virginia on “Machine learning–aided real-time detection of keyhole pore generation in laser powder bed fusion,” which was published in Science Magazine in January 2023.