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 Kristina Lugo. We are very pleased to announce the recipients of this year's NU-MSE Alumni Awards to be presented at the banquet, below.


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 2019

Distinguished Career Achievement Award
Sung-Shul Shin 
(PhD '84, Hilliard). President Shin is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of nanomagnetism, having made pioneering contributions to understanding the magnetization reversal dynamics. An innovative leader in higher education, he has served as the 16th – and first alumnus – president of KAIST since 2017.

Early Career Achievement Award
Michael S. Arnold
 (PhD '06, Hersam and Stupp). Arnold is a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he directs the Advanced Materials for Energy and Electronics Group.  His research seeks to overcome the fundamental challenges to exploit the transformative potential of carbon nanomaterials in (opto)electronics technology. 


Photos from the 2018 Alumni Celebration can be found here.

View photos from the past alumni celebrations on Flickr. 
2017 Alumni Celebration
2016 Alumni Celebration
2015 Alumni Celebration
2014, 2013, 2012


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