Tag: materials

The wizarding world of materials engineering

Materials engineering doctoral student Armin VahidMohammadi won first place in the Materials Research Society’s Science as Art competition for his depiction of an engineered nanomaterial as Lord Voldemort, the villain from the “Harry Potter” movie series. Using a scanning electron microscope, VahidMohammadi was examining particles of an engineered nanomaterial when he noticed a particle that…




Into the Lab: Polymer and fiber

Maria Auad, associate professor in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, will lead an institute on environmentally-friendly materials. She has been awarded a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant to organize and direct the Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute, a jointly supported initiative between the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation to foster collaborations…