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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the core values of the University of Connecticut and the Institute of Materials Science. We recognize that diversity in outlook and approach, equity on all levels, and total inclusion all contribute to a vibrant intellectual environment, promote deep understanding of our society's shared challenges, and cultivate perspectives needed to solve problems of the future. Our team is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment where we value and develop employees of all backgrounds and experiences. We firmly believe collaboration among team members with varied experiences, perspectives and viewpoints generates more incisive and deeper insight that better serves our people, partners, customers, and communities.

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The Institute of Materials Science offers advanced degrees in Polymer Science and Materials Science.

Research Facilities


Our state-of-the-art research facilities provide the tools for our students and faculty to conduct research that is changing the future of materials science.

Industry Outreach/IAP

materials characterization and analysis services

The IMS Industrial Affiliates Program provides materials characterization and analytical services to our industry partners.


Dr. Challa V. Kumar

A Career Worth Celebrating:
Dr. Challa V. Kumar

Masha Aleksich Wins Top Poster Prize at ACS NERM 2023

Alpay, Nakhmanson and
and Collaborators Make
Cover of Journal of Applied

Materials Science Ph.D. Student, Amy Pollock

Amy Pollock receives
Future Climate Venture
Studio Fellowship

Kelly Burke (left), Jaime Gómez (center), Luyi Sun (right)

Polymer Program Honors
Distinguished Alumni
Jaime Gómez

Dr. Alexander Dupuy

MSE Welcomes Alexander
Dupuy to the Department

Dr. Cato Laurencin

Cato Laurencin to Receive
Award for Entrepreneurial

Dr. Barrett O. Wells

Barrett Wells Joins CLAS
as new Associate Dean
for Life and Physical Sciences

Dr. Xiuling Lu

Xiuling Lu Announced
as AAPS Fellow


Polymer Seminars

Polymer Program Seminar Series Fall 2023

Polymer Seminar – Guan

Polymer Program Seminar - Zhibin Guan

IMS Newsletter 2023

IMS Newsletter