Alumni

MSE Awards banquet

The MSE Awards banquet at the Hilton Orrington Hotel celebrates accomplishments by faculty, students, and alumni. A link to register has been sent to all alumni. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Molli Connell. We are very pleased to announce the recipients of this year's NU-MSE Alumni Awards to be presented at the banquet, below.

Awards

Each year the Department of Materials Science and Engineering recognizes outstanding alumni at the Alumni Celebration in May.  Past recipients of the Early Career Achievement Award (within 15 years of NU degree) and the Distinguished Career Achievement Award are found here. See below for the current awardees.

May 2017

Early Career Achievement Award
Dr. Chantal Sudbrack
(PhD 04’, Seidman). Dr. Chantal Sudbrack is a superalloy metallurgist with the Materials & Structures Division, High Temperature and Smart Alloys Branch of NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Distinguished Career Achievement Award
Dr. Yoshio Aoki
(PhD '76, Brittain). Dr. Yoshio Aoki is the Vice President for External Collaboration of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) one of the largest scientific research centers in Japan.

May 2016

Early Career Achievement Award
Andrea M. Hodge
(PhD ’02, Dunand), professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California.

Distinguished Career Achievement Award
Shih-Wei Sun (PhD ’86, Wessels), former chief executive officer of United Microelectronics Corporation, Taiwan.


Photos

Photos from the 2017 Alumni Celebration can be found here.

View photos from the past alumni celebrations on Flickr.
2016 Alumni Celebration
2015 Alumni Celebration
2014, 2013, 2012

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Featured Alumni

Photo of Deepak Ahuja

Deepak Ahuja

Deepak Ahuja (PhD) is the chief financial officer for Tesla Motors, the automotive company that has buyers salivating over high-end electric vehicles that go from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds—with zero emissions.

Photo of Carolyn Duran

Carolyn Duran

Carolyn Duran (PhD ’98), conflict minerals program manager and supply chain director at Intel Corporation, has worked to curb her company’s direct relationship to conflict minerals.