UVA Materials Science and Engineering News

  • Lessons from Flint

    Lessons from Flint

    Lessons from Flint: Award-Winning UVA Engineering professor and Nationally Recognized Corrosion Expert John Scully Urges Public Officials to Heed Science and Avert Other Corrosion-Related Infrastructure Catastrophes  Crises such as the one in Flint, Mich., where corroded water pipes fed contaminated drinking water to unwitting residents, could be avoided if public officials would admit that corrosion

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  • Smart Enough for a Fifth-Grader

    Smart Enough for a Fifth-Grader

    Imagine, said UVA Associate Professor Jerry Floro, if you could ride an elevator for two days – up, up, up – 22,500 miles to a space station or satellite orbiting the Earth. Fifty sets of fifth-grade eyeballs popped at the notion. No elevator cable in existence today could support that kind of ascent, Floro told

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  • Perfect Partners: Professors Show How to Pair Excellent Research and Teaching

    Perfect Partners: Professors Show How to Pair Excellent Research and Teaching

    Can great research scientists also be great teachers? Two professors in the University of Virginia Department of Materials Science and Engineering are showing how it can be done – with excellence. Associate Professor Petra Reinke and Charles Henderson Chaired Professor John R. Scully are working together on a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) sponsored by

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  • Extreme Challenge

    Extreme Challenge

    • MSE
    • November 20, 2015

    A UVA professor’s award-winning research is leading to materials that are more resistant to extreme duress.

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