Graduate Student Advisory Committee-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Student Advisory Committee

Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) is the organization for graduate students in the MSE department. We plan social events that include both students and faculty members in order to foster relationships outside class and the lab. Specifically for students, we plan events tailored to helping graduate students prepare for the various milestones involved in the PhD program, from the RPE, PhD overview, to preparing for conferences. GSAC is also the interface between the Graduate Student Assembly and the MSE department. In this regard, we ensure that our interests are voiced in the general GSA meetings, and help ensure the quality of graduate student life.

MSE GSAC members: Natan Aronhime, Rafael Giacomin, Tim Hsu, Ke-Wei (Kuai-Kuai) Jin, Maxwell Li, Ankita Mangal, Mary Story
MSE Faculty Advisor: Prof. Yoosuf Picard


MSE Graduate Student Overview Bootcamp -
April 5, 2017 @2-3pm, Wean Hall-Mehl Room (WEH 2327)

We will hold an overview bootcamp for those of you planning to take your overview in the next few months. 4th years who have already gone through the experience will be on hand to answer questions.


10th Annual MSE Graduate Symposium -
May 19, 2017 @11:30am-5pm, Doherty Hall A302/303

The MSE Graduate Symposium is an annual event hosted by MSE GSAC and organized by MSE graduate students. It is an opportunity for 3rd and 4th year MSE PhD students to present their work to the department as well as welcomed industry visitors. The program includes two podium-style presentation sessions as well as a poster session highlighting the diverse research conducted by graduate students in the department. Awards for best podium presentation and best poster are presented at the reception afterwards.

Graduate Student Advisory Committee 2016 symposiumThe winners for best podium presentation and best poster of the 9th Annual MSE Graduate Symposium:

Podium presentations:
Bongjoon Lee: Analysis of the kinetics of filler segregation to grain boundary in granular
block copolymer microstructure

Steve Katchur: Factors Affecting the Internal Oxidation Kinetics of Two-Phase Fe-Y Alloys

Poster:
Chetali Gupta: Polymer-grafted lignin dispersants: Improving performance by increasing steric interactions