MSE Undergraduate News

MSE Senior Design Presentation and Poster Session
Graduating seniors presented their senior design projects in the Glandt Forum on April 21, 2017.This year's presentations were as follows:
$350 vs Greenhouse: Mesoporous Carbon Film with Integrated Platinum Nanoparticles for Catalysis
2DSC: Electronic Transport in Semiconducting 2D MoS2 Junctions
EmJaLy: Humidity-Actuated Panels for Active Architecture
LuminoPore: Three-Dimensional Light-Emitting Diode Based on Nanoporous Scaffolding
Nano is Small: Fabrication of Silver Nanowire-based Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes
Green QD: Containing Quantum Dot Cytotoxicity Using Organic Shells
Fly & Dry Athletics: Investigating Athletic Applications of Hydrophobic Coatings
Congratulations to our seniors and award winners!
William R. Graham Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design Award:
1st Prize:  Jaron X Ma, Lyle C Wistar, Emily M Zinselmeier  
2nd Prize:  Daniel B Durham, Steven A Schwartz, James A. Townley   
3rd prize:   
Sebastien C Naji

Undergraduates and Faculty Share Friday Afternoon Doughnuts
The MSE Society organized an informal event for undergraduate students and faculty on a sunny Friday afternoon in February! Thanks to everyone that stopped by. It was a relaxed and delicious event!





Jaron Ma Receives a 2017 Dean's Scholar Award in SAS
Jaron Ma (Earth and Environmental Science & Materials Science and Engineering) is a senior in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER). He has been conducting research in the laboratory Prof. Robert Carpick (SEAS) and worked with Senior Lecturer Jane Dmochowski (SAS). With Prof. Carpick, Jaron had used has used atomic force microscopy to explore the tribological properties of industrial lubricant additives at the nanoscale.

Penn Arts and Sciences named 20 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, and the Graduate Division as Dean’s Scholars. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise. The 2017 Dean’s Scholars were formally recognized as part of the Levin Family Dean’s Forum on February 23.


Penn MSE Students Participate in Philly Materials Day
MSE Undergrads participate in Philly Materials Day, February 4, 2017. Philly Materials Day focuses on hands-on activities for all ages and special small group workshops geared to kids ages 10 to 17 where participants will work on teams exploring how specific materials impact their world.


2017 Y-Prize Winners
MSE student Brandon Kao '18 was among the winning team Visiplate in the 2017 Y-Prize competition. Visiplate seeks to usenanoscale plates as part ofa treatment for open angle glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. Each year, the Mack Institute, Penn Engineering, Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship, and the Penn Center for Innovation come together for the invention competition known as the Y-Prize. The Y-Prize starts with the technologies and challenges entrants to find commercial applications they are particularly suited for. Read the full story here.