October 2019  Sincere congratulations to Dr. Robert Hickey who was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) career award for the research proposal on Enabling the Design of Versatile Hybrid Materials using Polymerization-Induced Nanostructural Transitions.

NSF Career Award

August 2019  It was with great honor to announce that Dr. Robert Hickey was awarded the 2019 PMSE Young Investigator award. This award is given to early-career leaders who have made significant contributions in polymer materials science and engineering. 


April 24th, 2019 Congratulations to the undergraduates who received awards at the Material Science and Engineering Awards Banquet

Benjamin Garland receives first place in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition


Nicholas Pietra receives third place in the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition


Joshua Rinehart receives the Michael M. and Mary Jane Coleman Undergraduate Award in Polymer Science and Engineering and the Guy and Rae Rindone Award for Academic Excellence in Materials Science and Engineering

April 24th, 2019 Members of the Hickey Group attend the annual Material Science and Engineering Awards Banquet

April 2019 Congratulations to Everett Zofchak who was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Everett will be applying his fellowship towards his studies at The University of Texas at Austin starting this fall. 


March 2019 Members of the group present at the American Physical Society conference in Boston, MA. 

February 2019 Congratulations to Wenwen Mei for passing her Ph.D. candidacy examination.

February 2019 Congratulations to Yifan Xu for passing her Ph.D. candidacy examination.

October 2018 Congratulations to Joanna White on winning first prize in the poster presentation competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers annual student conference. https://www.aiche.org/community/awards/student-poster-competition

September 26th, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Robert Hickey who was recently awarded funding from the Air Force's Office Of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program (AFOSR YIP) for the research proposal on Hybrid Bottlebrush Block Polymer/Inorganic Nanostructures with Tunable Nonlinear Optical and Photonic Band Gap Properties.


August 21st, 2018 Congratulations to Everett Zofchak for winning the Best Poster Award during the Division of Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering symposium at the American Chemical Society conference. https://pmsedivision.org/best-poster-award/

August 18th-August 23th, 2018 Members of the group present at the American Chemical Society conference in Boston, MA. 

August 15th, 2018 Congratulations to Tylene Hilaire for passing her Ph.D. candidacy examination.

July 18th, 2018 Congratulations to Jake LaNasa for passing his Ph.D. comprehensive examination.