2024 Fireside Chat Highlights

A highlight for our 2024 Spring Meeting was our fireside chat with Currie Crookston, Global Head of Ecosystems at Covestro and Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Research Scientist at Dow. The stimulating discussion covered topics such as integration of materials data science and AI/ML across R&D, product development, and manufacturing.…

Congratulations to the RocketWatch team!

Big congratulations to Nathan Carney, Lauren Hoge, Alison Linares Mendoza, and Jessica Kneller! Their project, “RocketWatch: A GEO Satellite Threat Assessment System,” won Best Poster at our MDS-Rely 2024 Spring Meeting and was named Best Overall Project out of 88 teams at the Pitt Engineering Design Expo.…

Welcome from Center Co-Directors

Dear members and guests,

We recently had a successful Spring meeting at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University on April 16th and 17th in Pittsburgh. A big thank you to 

Professor John Kitchin who co-organized the event and to our speakers and participants. …

Welcome our Newest Member, Eaton

Eaton has officially become a member of the MDS-Rely community! They look forward to supporting our efforts in advancing material data science to aid their commitment to sustainability and improvement of intelligent power management. 
Read their official announcement here!…

New Senior Design Projects

We’re excited to announce the following senior design projects for Spring 2024 with our members. If you are a member with a design problem in mind and interested in having our undergraduate students work on them, we are creating senior design projects for this Fall now. …

Congratulations to Bill Sharpe on his Retirement!

Congratulations to Bill Sharpe on his retirement this month after an impressive 48 years and 8 months of service with the Department for the Army.  For the majority of his career, Bill was a munitions production metallurgist before he transitioned into a technology scout / project facilitator for the last 15 years.…

New Center Projects

Congratulations to our new Member projects. And thanks to our members for voting. The following four projects will be starting in 2024.   

1. Predictive Framework to Indicate the Age of Plastics for Proper Recycling

Profs. Metin Karayilan, Divida Mathur, and Sanmukh Kuppannagari


MDS-Rely Students Win Top Conference Awards

Congratulations to Dan Rakowsky (pictured left), a senior biomedical engineering major, for securing first place in the Best Student Paper Competition for his poster,  “Effects of Aerosol Jet Printing Parameters on the Fabrication of Flexible Circuits”. 

Another congratulation to Sylvie Crowell, a master’s student in material science and engineering, who took the top spot in the Physical Sciences Poster Section at the 65th Annual May Conference in the Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio.…