Welcome from the Chair
Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends of the UD's Materials Science and Engineering Department:
Thanks again for your interest in Materials Science and Engineering (MSEG) at the University of Delaware. There were many exciting events over the last year that we describe in more detail elsewhere in this website, including promotions and accolades for our faculty and students, as well as progress in the construction and planning for the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE-Lab).
The ISE-Lab will provide state-of-the-art space for materials synthesis, physical and chemical characterization and electron and optical microscopy. There is also a large clean room and nanoprocessing facility that will give UD faculty and students access to instrumentation needed in designing, building and testing novel electronic and photonic devices at the molecular and atomic scale. The new Zeiss Auriga 60 dual beam focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), installed temporarily in Spencer Hall last year, is already having a substantial impact on our research capabilities.
Our MSEG faculty and students continue to be recognized for their excellence and expertise. Among those earning accolades are Matt Doty, College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Member; Josh Zide, North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Young Investigator and Department of Energy Young Scientist Award; and Robert Opila, Fulbright Scholar in Turkey. Ismat Shah was named as an Outstanding Educator for the University of Delaware and was recently named as co-chair of President Harker's Diversity and Equity Commission. Xinqiao Jia was the thematic program chair for the 244th ACS meeting held in Philadelphia, Penn., in August 2012. Additionally, several faculty published cutting edge research results in publications and cover articles in high-visibility journals including Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Soft Matter and Applied Surface Science. We are proud of their accomplishments.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us; we welcome your questions, concerns and suggestions. We particularly appreciate those alumni who have generously supported MSEG through gifts and donations, and we encourage others to consider demonstrating their support in this substantive manner, which genuinely impacts our faculty, students and programs.
David C. Martin, Ph.D.
Karl W. and Renate Böer Professor and Chair
Materials Science and Engineering