CU MSE Program Seeks to Hire 3 Tenure-Track Assistant Professors
September 26, 2013
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering (Review of applications will begin October 31, 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled)
The interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering program at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to hire three exceptional candidates as tenure-track assistant professors; exceptionally well-qualified candidates with outstanding credentials may be considered for appointment at a higher academic level. The MSE program offers tenure-track appointments in science and engineering departments across the campus. Candidates in all materials research areas will be considered. Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to scholarship, the development of an externally funded research program, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Post-doctoral or similar professional experience is highly desirable but not required.
Application materials are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting number F00773 and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2 pages), research statement (5-10 pages), and three references (including name, address, telephone number and email address).
Review of applications will begin October 31, 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled. Additional information regarding the Material Science and Engineering program can be found at http://mse.colorado.edu/. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
Dukovic Named Beckman Young Investigator
August 19, 2013
Gordana Dukovic, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and MSE Faculty member, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. She is one of 7 early career faculty in the chemical and life sciences to receive this honor this year. The award will provide up to $750,000 over four years to support Professor Dukovic’s research on new materials for solar energy harvesting.
According to the Beckman Foundation, “The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.”
Professor Dukovic has previously received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and the Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
For more information about the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation and the Beckman Young Investigator Award, visit:
For additional information please visit the Dukovic Research Group Website: http://chem.colorado.edu/dukovicgroup
Profs Jayaraman and Medlin Selected to Receive Faculty Achievement Award
August 12, 2013
Professors Arthi Jayaraman and Will Medlin of Chemical and Biological Engineering have been selected to receive the Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award. The presentations will be made at Fall Convocation on October 4th at Old Main Chapel.
CU-Boulder Moves Up in CWUR Rankings
July 25, 2013
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) recently released its 2013 ranking of the top 100 degree-granting institutions of higher education. This is the second year for the CWUR rankings. CU-Boulder has placed 41 in world rank this year, up from 46 on last year’s list; the Boulder campus is also up to 28 (from 34) among U.S. institutions.
The rankings combine a measurement of quality of the learning environment as well as research achievement. Unlike other ranking standards, the CWUR aims for objectivity by not relying on surveys and university submissions to calculate its results. The seven indicators used by CWUR include: quality of faculty, top journal publications, highly influential research, citations, patents, student academic training and the professional future of alumni.
Jayaraman will receive Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award
July 10, 2013
Patten Assistant Professor Arthi Jayaraman was selected to receive the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications. The award will be presented at the AIChE meeting in San Francisco, where Arthi has been asked to give an invited talk in the CoMSEF plenary session.
Dukovic Selected as 2013 Cottrell Scholar
June 20, 2013
MSE Faculty member Gordana Dukovic has been named a 2013 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. She is one of 13 early-career faculty in physical sciences and related fields to receive this award in 2013. Cottrell Scholars receive $75,000 each in recognition of their scientific research as well as their dedication to teaching.
MSE Faculty Member Smalyukh receives Early Career Award from DOE
May 23, 2013
University of Colorado Boulder faculty member Ivan Smalyukh is among 61 scientists to receive a 2013 Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Smalyukh, an assistant professor of physics and a founding fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, or RASEI, has been awarded $750,000 over five years. RASEI is a joint venture between CU-Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
3M Licenses Dental Polymer Technology Developed by MSE Director and Distinguished Professor Christopher Bowman and Team
March 22, 2013
An advanced polymer technology developed by a team led by ChBE Distinguished Professor Christopher Bowman was recently licensed to 3M, a diversified technology company based in St. Paul, Minn. The licensed technology enables formation of very low-shrinkage composites, improving performance of many materials currently used in dental fillings and sealants, dentures and dental implants.
CU Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth Wins 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize
April 22, 2013
Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth was awarded the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest recognition given to a CU-Boulder faculty member for research and teaching.
Materials Research Day
Mark your calendars! Materials Research Day, the official kickoff event for the MSE Program, will take place on the afternoon of May 2, 2013 in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on the East Campus (map).
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||Welcome and Opening Remarks
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||Keynote Address: “The Role of Materials Research in Science Diplomacy”
- Alan Hurd, Franklin Fellow, Office of the Science and Technology Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Past President of the Materials Research Society
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||Poster Session Highlighting Materials Research at CU Boulder (with refreshments)
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||Panel Discussion: “Translation of Emerging Materials into Societal Advances”
- Eric Amis, Director, Physical Sciences, United Technologies Research Center
- Ramamoorthy Ramesh, UC Berkeley, former Director of the DOE SunShot Initiative and Solar Energy Technologies Program
- Suraj Rawal, Principal Research Scientist, ATC/AMN Lockheed Martin Space Systems
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If you would like to present a poster, you must register by April 18th. Subsequent to this event, an MSE seed funding opportunity for new collaborations will be available to faculty who participate in the poster session, either directly or through members of their research group.
* Register here
* Download the Materials Research Day flyer [Updated Apr 2013]