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UCF MSE Alum Dr. A. Kumar receives “Emerging Leaders” award

October 12, 2020
During the IMAPS2020 event held last week, Dr. Kumar was chosen for the prestigious “Emerging Leaders” award this year by the IMAPS society. IMAPS is the leading international microelectronics and electronic packaging society representing more than 3,000 members around the world in the US, European, and Asian chapters. The Emerging Leaders Award recognizes significant contributions…

Congratulations!! To Dr Catherine Kammerer

November 7, 2019
Distinguished Alumna Catherine Kammerer, Ph.D. ’13 M.S., MSE; ’15 Ph.D., MSE (Advisor: Prof. Sohn) Catherine “Cathy” Kammerer, Ph.D., is a Senior Engineering Manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne, West Palm Beach, Florida. She provides materials characterization, process development, manufacturing, and other design support functions of rocket engines by developing innovative materials and process solutions to meet the…

Alumnus Wins NSF CAREER Award

March 13, 2019
Materials science and engineering alumnus Stephen Nonnenmann has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work in the area of defect chemistry. Nonnenmann works as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Massachussetts-Amherst, and is now seeking exceptional, highly-motivated undergraduate or master’s-level students who are interested in working on…

Reid Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

October 5, 2018
Alumnus David Reid is the latest recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Reid is the president and CEO of Helicon Chemical Company. He founded the company during his last year of graduate studies at UCF to pursue his passion for technology commercialization. This year, Helicon Chemical was awarded its 10th government contract for advanced materials…

Doctoral Graduate Wins Distinguished Alumna Award

March 13, 2018
As manager of Siemens GT Risk Management Organization, Petya Georgieva Fernlund, ’06, leads a global team responsible for ensuring the quality of the gas turbine engineering products. In her position, she oversees strategy and the portfolio; coordinates on root cause analysis and quality issues resolution; works on risk analysis and management; and supports the professional…

Alumnus Recognized by Thermal Spray Society

January 23, 2018
Materials science and engineering alumnus Ankur Gupta, ’17,  has been recognized for his services as a student board member of the Thermal Spray Society, a division of the American Society for Metauls International. He learned the basics and gained hands-on experience in thermal spraying the plasma nano-manufacturing laboratory at UCF. He was nominated for the…