Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Program Faculty
Research Interests: Polymer Interfacial Properties, Scattering Theory, Semicrystalline Polymers, Polymer Thermodynamics and Chain Structure
Research Interests: Conducting Polymers and Composites, Processing and Properties of Composites, Nanocomposites, Electrochemical Synthesis, Surface Coatings and Corrosion of Metals, Processing of Thin Films and Coatings.
Research Interests: Phase transformations; diffusion reactions and kinetics; diffusion coatings; Kirkendall effect, metallic microtubes, intermetallics; high temperature alloys; shape memory alloys; additive manufacturing; metallic scaffolds; X-ray tomography
Research Interests: Electronic ceramics with a focus on theoretical phenomenon in positive temperature coefficient of resistance materials. Medical Devices and Implants, Ceramic Composites, Microstructural/Property Relationships, Piezoelectrics
Research Interests: Using polymer science method to control cell growth and inhibition on surfaces as well as to prevent corrosion. An expert on characterization of materials using x-ray and neutron scattering. Teaches course on thermodynamics and advanced courses on polymers, colloids, corrosion, bio-materials and x-ray diffraction.
Research Interests: Synthesis, characterization and application of carbon nanotubes and graphene; Carbon nanostructured assemblages such as CNT arrays, sheet and thread; Biodegradable magnesium materials and devices for medical applications; Teaching nanoscale science and technology; Nanomaterials engineering. Renewable energy; Grand challenges in engineering
Research Interests: Design of Nanostructures; Structure-Property Relationships; Drug Delievery, Medical Imaging, Cell Targeting, Cancer Therapy; Nano Photonics, Magnetism, Photothermal Properties; Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering; Energy Materials and Devices
Research Interests: Phase transformations; metallurgy; intermetallics; chemical ordering; strain-effects on phase equilibria; materials characterization; thin film deposition; magnetic materials; crystallographic texture evolution; laser-material interactions
Research Interests: Physical Metallurgy; Phase Transformations; Mechanical Behavior; Deformation Mechanisms; Creep; Structure-Property Relations; Transmission Electron Microscopy; Diffraction; Spectroscopy Intermetallics; High Temperature Alloys and Composites; Nanoscale Materials; Thin Films and Interconnect materials
Secondary Materials Science & Engineering Faculty
Research Interests: Synthetic polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on controlled/"living" radical polymerization. Polymer bioconjugates and biomimetics. Polymerizations from surfaces. Stimuli responsive polymers.
Research Interests: Microporous zeolite membranes and solid ionic thin films for molecular separations and membrane reactions; inorganic and inorganic-polymer composite ion separators for redox flow batteries; and gas-sensitive materials for harsh environment fiber optic chemical sensors.
Research Interests: Molecular dynamics simulation; Phase field modeling; Electro-thermomechanical properties of polymeric materials; Microstructure evolution control of additive manufacturing process; Electrochemical processes in batteries and fuel cells.
Research Interests: Arrayed devices, rapid prototyping, electronic materials, electrowetting, microfluidics, and optics.
Research Interests: Micropatterned biomaterials for tissue assembly, Biomaterials for directional cell self assembly, Membrane based bioseparations
Research Interests: Atomistic modeling and computer simulation of materials systems, development of multiscale methods to span both length and time scales, simulating atomic force microscope (AFM) experiments to study atomic-scale friction.
Research Interests: Molecular Dynamics In Heart Failure: cardiac muscle receptors and cytoskeletal proteins, programmed cell death molecules, and the regulation of norepinephrine release and recovery by adrenergic nerves. The studies utilize animal models with spontaneous and engineered genetic defects selected protein expression in cardiac muscle cells and in adrenergic nerves.
Research Interests: Smart materials; intelligent structures; active control; nanotechnology.
Research Interests: Electronic and photonic materials and devices, nano-materials, electrofluidics, microfluidics, biopolymers.
Research Interests: Nano-manufacturing; nontraditional machining; micromanufacturing; hybrid machining; CAD/CAM; metrology; process simulation.
Research Interests: Nanomaterials; photodynamic therapy against bacteria and tumor cells; biosensing; enhanced spectroscopy; photon upconversion