Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Program Faculty

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Beaucage, Gregory

Professor

492 Rhodes Hall

(513) 556-3063

Research Interests: Polymer Interfacial Properties, Scattering Theory, Semicrystalline Polymers, Polymer Thermodynamics and Chain Structure

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Iroh, Jude

Professor, Director: PRC

498 Rhodes Hall

(513) 556-3115

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.

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Paz y Puente, Ashley

Assistant Professor

640 ERC

(513) 556-3133

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

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Roseman, Rodney

Accociate Professor

891 Rhodes Hall

(513) 556-3187

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

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Schaefer, Dale

Professor

501L ERC

(513) 556-5431

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.

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Shanov, Vesselin

Professor

580 ERC

(513) 556-2461

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

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Shi, Donglu

Professor, Chair, The Materials Science and Engineering Program

493 Rhodes Hall

513-556-3100

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

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Steiner, Matt

Assistant Professor

635A Rhodes Hall

513-556-2646

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

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Vasudevan, Vijay

Professor

501D ERC

513-556-3103

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

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Ayres, Neil

Professor of Chemistry

902 Crosley Tower

513-556-9280

Research Interests: Synthetic polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on controlled/"living" radical polymerization. Polymer bioconjugates and biomimetics. Polymerizations from surfaces. Stimuli responsive polymers.

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Dong, Junhang

Professor of Chemical Engineering

694 Rhodes Hall

513-556-3992

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.

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Fu, Yao

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

730 Rhodes Hall

513-556-5438

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.

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Heikenfeld, Jason

Professor of Electrical Engineering

824 Rhodes Hall

513-556-4763

Research Interests: Arrayed devices, rapid prototyping, electronic materials, electrowetting, microfluidics, and optics.

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Ho, Chia-Chi

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

684 ERC

513-556-2438

Research Interests: Micropatterned biomaterials for tissue assembly, Biomaterials for directional cell self assembly, Membrane based bioseparations 

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Kim, Woo Kyun

Assistant Professor

497 Rhodes Hall

513-556-5556

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.

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Millard, Ronald

Professor Emeritus

5257A MSB

513-558-2336

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.

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Schulz, Mark

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

408B Rhodes Hall

513-556-4132

Research Interests: Smart materials; intelligent structures; active control; nanotechnology.

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Steckl, Andrew

Ohio Eminent Scholar & Carl Gieringer Professor of Solid State Electronics

839 Rhodes Hall

513-556-4777

Research Interests: Electronic and photonic materials and devices, nano-materials, electrofluidics, microfluidics, biopolymers.

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Sundaram, Murali

Associate Professor

631 Rhodes Hall

513-556-2791

Research Interests: Nano-manufacturing; nontraditional machining; micromanufacturing; hybrid machining; CAD/CAM; metrology; process simulation.

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Zhang, Peng

Associate Professor

124 Crosley Tower

513-556-9222

Research Interests: Nanomaterials; photodynamic therapy against bacteria and tumor cells; biosensing; enhanced spectroscopy; photon upconversion