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Our department is leading the field of Materials Science and Engineering with 473 authors having published 7068 papers in 487 journals around the world.

Research Areas Distribution Donut Graph

MSE Research Areas

  • Nanomaterials
    • Brenner, Donald

      Dr. Brenner's research interests include

      Atomistic simulations of the structure, growth and properties of thin films; simulated engineering of nanometer-scale structures and devices; solid-state chemical dynamics.

    • Cao, Linyou

      Dr. Cao's research interests include

      understanding and engineering the fundamental properties of photons and charge carriers in nanostructured materials towards developing novel optical and optoelectronic devices.

    • Cuomo, Jerome

      Dr. Cuomo's research interests include

      Aging Aircraft Issues, Agile Manufacturing, Material Problem Solving Methodology, Depainting, Composite Materials, Renewable Energy, Plasma Processes, including Atmospheric Plasmas, Tribological Coatings, Basic studies in Thin Film Materials and Processes and their Industrial Applications

    • Dickey, Elizabeth

      Dr. Dickey's research interests include statics and dynamics of point-defects, grain boundaries, and interfaces in materials; nanomaterials; functional oxides; ceramic composites; and electron microscopy.

    • Hunte, Frank

      Dr. Hunte's research interests include

      magnetic materials, interfacial exchange interactions in thin film heterostructures, ferromagnetic semiconductors; flux pinning in high temperature superconductors (HTS) by magnetic nano-particles; plasma processing of materials including RF and DC magnetron sputtering.

    • Irving, Douglas

      Dr. Irving's research interests include

      multiscale and atomistic simulation of interfacial degradation, thermal and mass transport, lubrication, and wear mechanisms; first principles simulation of optoelectronic properties, heterogeneous interfaces, surfaces, ultrathin films, and degradation mechanisms

    • Ivanisevic, Albena

      Dr. Ivanisevic's research interests include

      using surface techniques to immobilize bio-molecules on inorganic and tissue surfaces. The research utilizes a broad perspective on problems in chemistry, materials and biomedical engineering and is aimed to address the need to understand how to manipulate and tailor the properties of surfaces for the fabrication of better sensor and tissue platforms.

    • Kasichainula, Jagannadham

      Dr. Kasichainula's research interests include

      Thin film deposition of ceramics, diamond, composites, semiconductors and superconductors; analytical characterization of microstructural features, interfaces and grain boundaries; dislocation theory, deformation and fracture of materials; modeling of physical behavior of materials.

    • Koch, Carl

      Dr. Koch's research interests include

      Nonequilibrium processing, including rapid solidification, vapor quenching and mechanical alloying; alloying behavior and phase transformations; amorphization and nanoscale structures by mechanical attrition; high melting temperature intermetallic compounds; high transition temperature oxide superconductors.

    • LaBean, Thom

      Dr. LaBean's research interests include

      molecular materials, biomolecular engineering, bionano science, molecular self-assembly

    • LeBeau, James

      Dr. LeBeau's research interests include

      scanning transmission electron microscopy; atomic configuration at defects; interfaces between heterogeneous materials; quantitative imaging and diffraction in electron microscopy.

    • Loboa, Elizabeth

      Dr. Loboa's research interests include

      Regenerative Medicine, Functional Tissue Engineering, Wound Healing, and Mechanobiology of Human Stem Cells

    • Maria, Jon-Paul

      Dr. Maria's research interests include

      Thin film deposition via vapor and chemical routes, X-ray diffraction, novel materials development and novel integration for electroceramic applications, ferroelectric crystals, dielectric property characterization.

    • Narayan, Jagdish

      Dr. Narayan's research interests include Ion implantation and defects in semiconductors, rapid thermal and transient thermal processing of semiconductors, laser-solid interactions, doping, diffusion and gettering in semiconductors and supersaturated semiconductor alloys for advanced electronic devices, high temperature superconductors, diamond and diamond-like thin films, atomic scale characterization of defects and interfaces, physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films, pulsed laser deposition, Laser-MBE, atomic-resolution electron microscopy, electrical and optical properties, modeling of thin film growth and defects and interfaces, novel approaches to thin film epitaxy, semiconductor thin film heterostructures and solid-state devices, and nanostructured materials.

    • Patala, Srikanth

      Dr. Patala's research interests include

      structural characterization and quantification of structure-property relationships across multiple length scales; statistical analysis of defects and their interactions in polycrystalline materials; and in developing inverse design principles for optimizing performance in structural and functional materials.

    • Reynolds Jr., C. Lew

      Dr. Reynolds Jr.'s research interests include compound semiconductor materials and devices, epitaxial thin film growth, heteroepitaxy, strain relaxation in misfit systems, defects and interfaces, nanoscale materials, and optical properties of conjugated polymers

    • Rigsbee, Mike

      Dr. Rigsbee's research interests include

      Phase transformations, surface engineering, materials characterization, thin films. Atomic-level design of non-equilibrium alloys using physical vapor deposition techniques and the application of electron optics-based microstructural and microchemical characterization techniques.

    • Scattergood, Ronald

      Dr. Scattergood's research interests include

      Mechanics and physics of materials, with emphasis on mechanical properties and fracture mechanics. Areas of expertise include mechanical behavior, defect theory, tribology and precision engineering.

    • Schwartz, Justin

      Dr. Schwartz's research interests include

      processing-structure-property relationships and failure mechanisms in superconducting materials and systems, multiferroic/optical-magneto-electric thin films and devices, topological insulators, and other functional oxides. He focuses on the scientific challenges in transitioning a new material into a technologically functional material.

    • Tracy, Joseph

      Dr. Tracy's research interests include

      Chemistry, physics, and toxicology of colloidal magnetic and metallic nanoparticles, and their applications in composite materials, devices, spintronics, biology and medicine.

    • Yingling, Yaroslava

      Dr. Yingling's research interests include

      multiscale molecular modeling and computer simulations of soft materials: polymers, biomolecules, nanoparticles, organic-inorganic composites; design and properties of nanomaterials; inorganic-organic interfaces and surfaces; biomolecular 3D structure prediction; effect of solvents and additives on materials properties; interactions between nanoparticles and bio and polymeric materials.

  • Energy Materials
    • Brenner, Donald

      Dr. Brenner's research interests include

      Atomistic simulations of the structure, growth and properties of thin films; simulated engineering of nanometer-scale structures and devices; solid-state chemical dynamics.

    • Cao, Linyou

      Dr. Cao's research interests include

      understanding and engineering the fundamental properties of photons and charge carriers in nanostructured materials towards developing novel optical and optoelectronic devices.

    • Collazo, Ramon

      Dr. Collazo's research interests include

      optoelectronic/Power Materials and Devices; III-N Wide Bandgap Semiconductors; Polar Materials: Nitrides and Oxides; Optics: Materials Characterization and Nonlinear

    • Cuomo, Jerome

      Dr. Cuomo's research interests include

      Aging Aircraft Issues, Agile Manufacturing, Material Problem Solving Methodology, Depainting, Composite Materials, Renewable Energy, Plasma Processes, including Atmospheric Plasmas, Tribological Coatings, Basic studies in Thin Film Materials and Processes and their Industrial Applications

    • Dickey, Elizabeth

      Dr. Dickey's research interests include statics and dynamics of point-defects, grain boundaries, and interfaces in materials; nanomaterials; functional oxides; ceramic composites; and electron microscopy.

    • El-Masry, Nadia

      Dr. El-Masry's research interests include

      Growth and characterization of III-V thin film semiconductor materials and bulk metallic alloys; structural characterization by x-ray and transmission electron microscopy; growth and characterization of magnetic materials.

    • Hunte, Frank

      Dr. Hunte's research interests include

      magnetic materials, interfacial exchange interactions in thin film heterostructures, ferromagnetic semiconductors; flux pinning in high temperature superconductors (HTS) by magnetic nano-particles; plasma processing of materials including RF and DC magnetron sputtering.

    • Irving, Douglas

      Dr. Irving's research interests include

      multiscale and atomistic simulation of interfacial degradation, thermal and mass transport, lubrication, and wear mechanisms; first principles simulation of optoelectronic properties, heterogeneous interfaces, surfaces, ultrathin films, and degradation mechanisms

    • Johnson, Mark

      Dr. Johnson's research interests include

      Crystal growth and device fabrication of compound semiconductor materials with electronic and photonic application.

    • Jones, Jacob

      Dr. Jones's research interests include

      materials characterization, functional materials including piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, mechanics of materials, and ceramic synthesis and properties.

    • Koch, Carl

      Dr. Koch's research interests include

      Nonequilibrium processing, including rapid solidification, vapor quenching and mechanical alloying; alloying behavior and phase transformations; amorphization and nanoscale structures by mechanical attrition; high melting temperature intermetallic compounds; high transition temperature oxide superconductors.

    • LaBean, Thom

      Dr. LaBean's research interests include

      molecular materials, biomolecular engineering, bionano science, molecular self-assembly

    • Maria, Jon-Paul

      Dr. Maria's research interests include

      Thin film deposition via vapor and chemical routes, X-ray diffraction, novel materials development and novel integration for electroceramic applications, ferroelectric crystals, dielectric property characterization.

    • Narayan, Jagdish

      Dr. Narayan's research interests include Ion implantation and defects in semiconductors, rapid thermal and transient thermal processing of semiconductors, laser-solid interactions, doping, diffusion and gettering in semiconductors and supersaturated semiconductor alloys for advanced electronic devices, high temperature superconductors, diamond and diamond-like thin films, atomic scale characterization of defects and interfaces, physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films, pulsed laser deposition, Laser-MBE, atomic-resolution electron microscopy, electrical and optical properties, modeling of thin film growth and defects and interfaces, novel approaches to thin film epitaxy, semiconductor thin film heterostructures and solid-state devices, and nanostructured materials.

    • Reynolds Jr., C. Lew

      Dr. Reynolds Jr.'s research interests include compound semiconductor materials and devices, epitaxial thin film growth, heteroepitaxy, strain relaxation in misfit systems, defects and interfaces, nanoscale materials, and optical properties of conjugated polymers

    • Rozgonyi, George

      Dr. Rozgonyi's research interests include

      Defect engineering of silicon for integrated circuit (IC) and photovoltaic (PV) applications, impurity control via intrinsic and extrinsic gettering processes, point defect/extended defect dynamics, including mechanical properties/processes related to wafer breakage.

    • Scattergood, Ronald

      Dr. Scattergood's research interests include

      Mechanics and physics of materials, with emphasis on mechanical properties and fracture mechanics. Areas of expertise include mechanical behavior, defect theory, tribology and precision engineering.

    • Schwartz, Justin

      Dr. Schwartz's research interests include

      processing-structure-property relationships and failure mechanisms in superconducting materials and systems, multiferroic/optical-magneto-electric thin films and devices, topological insulators, and other functional oxides. He focuses on the scientific challenges in transitioning a new material into a technologically functional material.

    • Sitar, Zlatko

      Dr. Sitar's research interests include

      Thin film and bulk crystal growth of wide bandgap III-nitride semiconductors; heteroepitaxial growth of diamond thin films; silicon on diamond technology; field emission from carbon materials.

  • Computational
    • Brenner, Donald

      Dr. Brenner's research interests include

      Atomistic simulations of the structure, growth and properties of thin films; simulated engineering of nanometer-scale structures and devices; solid-state chemical dynamics.

    • Irving, Douglas

      Dr. Irving's research interests include

      multiscale and atomistic simulation of interfacial degradation, thermal and mass transport, lubrication, and wear mechanisms; first principles simulation of optoelectronic properties, heterogeneous interfaces, surfaces, ultrathin films, and degradation mechanisms

    • Narayan, Jagdish

      Dr. Narayan's research interests include Ion implantation and defects in semiconductors, rapid thermal and transient thermal processing of semiconductors, laser-solid interactions, doping, diffusion and gettering in semiconductors and supersaturated semiconductor alloys for advanced electronic devices, high temperature superconductors, diamond and diamond-like thin films, atomic scale characterization of defects and interfaces, physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films, pulsed laser deposition, Laser-MBE, atomic-resolution electron microscopy, electrical and optical properties, modeling of thin film growth and defects and interfaces, novel approaches to thin film epitaxy, semiconductor thin film heterostructures and solid-state devices, and nanostructured materials.

    • Patala, Srikanth

      Dr. Patala's research interests include

      structural characterization and quantification of structure-property relationships across multiple length scales; statistical analysis of defects and their interactions in polycrystalline materials; and in developing inverse design principles for optimizing performance in structural and functional materials.

    • Schwartz, Justin

      Dr. Schwartz's research interests include

      processing-structure-property relationships and failure mechanisms in superconducting materials and systems, multiferroic/optical-magneto-electric thin films and devices, topological insulators, and other functional oxides. He focuses on the scientific challenges in transitioning a new material into a technologically functional material.

    • Yingling, Yaroslava

      Dr. Yingling's research interests include

      multiscale molecular modeling and computer simulations of soft materials: polymers, biomolecules, nanoparticles, organic-inorganic composites; design and properties of nanomaterials; inorganic-organic interfaces and surfaces; biomolecular 3D structure prediction; effect of solvents and additives on materials properties; interactions between nanoparticles and bio and polymeric materials.

  • Polymeric & Biomaterials
    • Balik, Maurice

      Dr. Balik's research interests include

      Use of sorption and diffusion of small molecules to probe structure and morphology in polymers, mechanical alloying of polymers, structure-property relationships in polymers.

    • Brenner, Donald

      Dr. Brenner's research interests include

      Atomistic simulations of the structure, growth and properties of thin films; simulated engineering of nanometer-scale structures and devices; solid-state chemical dynamics.

    • Cuomo, Jerome

      Dr. Cuomo's research interests include

      Aging Aircraft Issues, Agile Manufacturing, Material Problem Solving Methodology, Depainting, Composite Materials, Renewable Energy, Plasma Processes, including Atmospheric Plasmas, Tribological Coatings, Basic studies in Thin Film Materials and Processes and their Industrial Applications

    • Ivanisevic, Albena

      Dr. Ivanisevic's research interests include

      using surface techniques to immobilize bio-molecules on inorganic and tissue surfaces. The research utilizes a broad perspective on problems in chemistry, materials and biomedical engineering and is aimed to address the need to understand how to manipulate and tailor the properties of surfaces for the fabrication of better sensor and tissue platforms.

    • LaBean, Thom

      Dr. LaBean's research interests include

      molecular materials, biomolecular engineering, bionano science, molecular self-assembly

    • Loboa, Elizabeth

      Dr. Loboa's research interests include

      Regenerative Medicine, Functional Tissue Engineering, Wound Healing, and Mechanobiology of Human Stem Cells

    • Narayan, Jagdish

      Dr. Narayan's research interests include Ion implantation and defects in semiconductors, rapid thermal and transient thermal processing of semiconductors, laser-solid interactions, doping, diffusion and gettering in semiconductors and supersaturated semiconductor alloys for advanced electronic devices, high temperature superconductors, diamond and diamond-like thin films, atomic scale characterization of defects and interfaces, physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films, pulsed laser deposition, Laser-MBE, atomic-resolution electron microscopy, electrical and optical properties, modeling of thin film growth and defects and interfaces, novel approaches to thin film epitaxy, semiconductor thin film heterostructures and solid-state devices, and nanostructured materials.

    • Spontak, Richard

      Dr. Spontak's research interests include

      Effects of homo/copolymer blending, molecular architecture, monomer sequencing, and solvation on the phase behavior of microstructural polymer systems.

    • Tracy, Joseph

      Dr. Tracy's research interests include

      Chemistry, physics, and toxicology of colloidal magnetic and metallic nanoparticles, and their applications in composite materials, devices, spintronics, biology and medicine.

    • Yingling, Yaroslava

      Dr. Yingling's research interests include

      multiscale molecular modeling and computer simulations of soft materials: polymers, biomolecules, nanoparticles, organic-inorganic composites; design and properties of nanomaterials; inorganic-organic interfaces and surfaces; biomolecular 3D structure prediction; effect of solvents and additives on materials properties; interactions between nanoparticles and bio and polymeric materials.

  • Electronic, Optical, & Magnetic Materials
    • Cao, Linyou

      Dr. Cao's research interests include

      understanding and engineering the fundamental properties of photons and charge carriers in nanostructured materials towards developing novel optical and optoelectronic devices.

    • Collazo, Ramon

      Dr. Collazo's research interests include

      optoelectronic/Power Materials and Devices; III-N Wide Bandgap Semiconductors; Polar Materials: Nitrides and Oxides; Optics: Materials Characterization and Nonlinear

    • Cuomo, Jerome

      Dr. Cuomo's research interests include

      Aging Aircraft Issues, Agile Manufacturing, Material Problem Solving Methodology, Depainting, Composite Materials, Renewable Energy, Plasma Processes, including Atmospheric Plasmas, Tribological Coatings, Basic studies in Thin Film Materials and Processes and their Industrial Applications

    • Dickey, Elizabeth

      Dr. Dickey's research interests include statics and dynamics of point-defects, grain boundaries, and interfaces in materials; nanomaterials; functional oxides; ceramic composites; and electron microscopy.

    • El-Masry, Nadia

      Dr. El-Masry's research interests include

      Growth and characterization of III-V thin film semiconductor materials and bulk metallic alloys; structural characterization by x-ray and transmission electron microscopy; growth and characterization of magnetic materials.

    • Hunte, Frank

      Dr. Hunte's research interests include

      magnetic materials, interfacial exchange interactions in thin film heterostructures, ferromagnetic semiconductors; flux pinning in high temperature superconductors (HTS) by magnetic nano-particles; plasma processing of materials including RF and DC magnetron sputtering.

    • Irving, Douglas

      Dr. Irving's research interests include

      multiscale and atomistic simulation of interfacial degradation, thermal and mass transport, lubrication, and wear mechanisms; first principles simulation of optoelectronic properties, heterogeneous interfaces, surfaces, ultrathin films, and degradation mechanisms

    • Ivanisevic, Albena

      Dr. Ivanisevic's research interests include

      using surface techniques to immobilize bio-molecules on inorganic and tissue surfaces. The research utilizes a broad perspective on problems in chemistry, materials and biomedical engineering and is aimed to address the need to understand how to manipulate and tailor the properties of surfaces for the fabrication of better sensor and tissue platforms.

    • Johnson, Mark

      Dr. Johnson's research interests include

      Crystal growth and device fabrication of compound semiconductor materials with electronic and photonic application.

    • Jones, Jacob

      Dr. Jones's research interests include

      materials characterization, functional materials including piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, mechanics of materials, and ceramic synthesis and properties.

    • Kasichainula, Jagannadham

      Dr. Kasichainula's research interests include

      Thin film deposition of ceramics, diamond, composites, semiconductors and superconductors; analytical characterization of microstructural features, interfaces and grain boundaries; dislocation theory, deformation and fracture of materials; modeling of physical behavior of materials.

    • Koch, Carl

      Dr. Koch's research interests include

      Nonequilibrium processing, including rapid solidification, vapor quenching and mechanical alloying; alloying behavior and phase transformations; amorphization and nanoscale structures by mechanical attrition; high melting temperature intermetallic compounds; high transition temperature oxide superconductors.

    • LaBean, Thom

      Dr. LaBean's research interests include

      molecular materials, biomolecular engineering, bionano science, molecular self-assembly

    • LeBeau, James

      Dr. LeBeau's research interests include

      scanning transmission electron microscopy; atomic configuration at defects; interfaces between heterogeneous materials; quantitative imaging and diffraction in electron microscopy.

    • Maria, Jon-Paul

      Dr. Maria's research interests include

      Thin film deposition via vapor and chemical routes, X-ray diffraction, novel materials development and novel integration for electroceramic applications, ferroelectric crystals, dielectric property characterization.

    • Narayan, Jagdish

      Dr. Narayan's research interests include Ion implantation and defects in semiconductors, rapid thermal and transient thermal processing of semiconductors, laser-solid interactions, doping, diffusion and gettering in semiconductors and supersaturated semiconductor alloys for advanced electronic devices, high temperature superconductors, diamond and diamond-like thin films, atomic scale characterization of defects and interfaces, physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films, pulsed laser deposition, Laser-MBE, atomic-resolution electron microscopy, electrical and optical properties, modeling of thin film growth and defects and interfaces, novel approaches to thin film epitaxy, semiconductor thin film heterostructures and solid-state devices, and nanostructured materials.

    • Reynolds Jr., C. Lew

      Dr. Reynolds Jr.'s research interests include compound semiconductor materials and devices, epitaxial thin film growth, heteroepitaxy, strain relaxation in misfit systems, defects and interfaces, nanoscale materials, and optical properties of conjugated polymers

    • Rozgonyi, George

      Dr. Rozgonyi's research interests include

      Defect engineering of silicon for integrated circuit (IC) and photovoltaic (PV) applications, impurity control via intrinsic and extrinsic gettering processes, point defect/extended defect dynamics, including mechanical properties/processes related to wafer breakage.

    • Schwartz, Justin

      Dr. Schwartz's research interests include

      processing-structure-property relationships and failure mechanisms in superconducting materials and systems, multiferroic/optical-magneto-electric thin films and devices, topological insulators, and other functional oxides. He focuses on the scientific challenges in transitioning a new material into a technologically functional material.

    • Sitar, Zlatko

      Dr. Sitar's research interests include

      Thin film and bulk crystal growth of wide bandgap III-nitride semiconductors; heteroepitaxial growth of diamond thin films; silicon on diamond technology; field emission from carbon materials.

    • Tracy, Joseph

      Dr. Tracy's research interests include

      Chemistry, physics, and toxicology of colloidal magnetic and metallic nanoparticles, and their applications in composite materials, devices, spintronics, biology and medicine.

  • Structural Materials
    • Brenner, Donald

      Dr. Brenner's research interests include

      Atomistic simulations of the structure, growth and properties of thin films; simulated engineering of nanometer-scale structures and devices; solid-state chemical dynamics.

    • Cuomo, Jerome

      Dr. Cuomo's research interests include

      Aging Aircraft Issues, Agile Manufacturing, Material Problem Solving Methodology, Depainting, Composite Materials, Renewable Energy, Plasma Processes, including Atmospheric Plasmas, Tribological Coatings, Basic studies in Thin Film Materials and Processes and their Industrial Applications

    • Dickey, Elizabeth

      Dr. Dickey's research interests include statics and dynamics of point-defects, grain boundaries, and interfaces in materials; nanomaterials; functional oxides; ceramic composites; and electron microscopy.

    • Hunte, Frank

      Dr. Hunte's research interests include

      magnetic materials, interfacial exchange interactions in thin film heterostructures, ferromagnetic semiconductors; flux pinning in high temperature superconductors (HTS) by magnetic nano-particles; plasma processing of materials including RF and DC magnetron sputtering.

    • Irving, Douglas

      Dr. Irving's research interests include

      multiscale and atomistic simulation of interfacial degradation, thermal and mass transport, lubrication, and wear mechanisms; first principles simulation of optoelectronic properties, heterogeneous interfaces, surfaces, ultrathin films, and degradation mechanisms

    • Jones, Jacob

      Dr. Jones's research interests include

      materials characterization, functional materials including piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, mechanics of materials, and ceramic synthesis and properties.

    • Koch, Carl

      Dr. Koch's research interests include

      Nonequilibrium processing, including rapid solidification, vapor quenching and mechanical alloying; alloying behavior and phase transformations; amorphization and nanoscale structures by mechanical attrition; high melting temperature intermetallic compounds; high transition temperature oxide superconductors.

    • Narayan, Jagdish

      Dr. Narayan's research interests include Ion implantation and defects in semiconductors, rapid thermal and transient thermal processing of semiconductors, laser-solid interactions, doping, diffusion and gettering in semiconductors and supersaturated semiconductor alloys for advanced electronic devices, high temperature superconductors, diamond and diamond-like thin films, atomic scale characterization of defects and interfaces, physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films, pulsed laser deposition, Laser-MBE, atomic-resolution electron microscopy, electrical and optical properties, modeling of thin film growth and defects and interfaces, novel approaches to thin film epitaxy, semiconductor thin film heterostructures and solid-state devices, and nanostructured materials.

    • Patala, Srikanth

      Dr. Patala's research interests include

      structural characterization and quantification of structure-property relationships across multiple length scales; statistical analysis of defects and their interactions in polycrystalline materials; and in developing inverse design principles for optimizing performance in structural and functional materials.

    • Rigsbee, Mike

      Dr. Rigsbee's research interests include

      Phase transformations, surface engineering, materials characterization, thin films. Atomic-level design of non-equilibrium alloys using physical vapor deposition techniques and the application of electron optics-based microstructural and microchemical characterization techniques.

    • Scattergood, Ronald

      Dr. Scattergood's research interests include

      Mechanics and physics of materials, with emphasis on mechanical properties and fracture mechanics. Areas of expertise include mechanical behavior, defect theory, tribology and precision engineering.

    • Schwartz, Justin

      Dr. Schwartz's research interests include

      processing-structure-property relationships and failure mechanisms in superconducting materials and systems, multiferroic/optical-magneto-electric thin films and devices, topological insulators, and other functional oxides. He focuses on the scientific challenges in transitioning a new material into a technologically functional material.

    • Zhu, Yuntian

      Dr. Zhu's research interests include

      Synthesis of long carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNT arrays; CNT fibers and CNT composites for aerospace applications, deformation physics of nano metals and alloys, design and development of nano metals and alloys with high strength and high ductility, mechanisms of irradaition defect evolution and irradiation resistance of nano materials.

  • Advanced Materials Characterization
    • Cuomo, Jerome

      Dr. Cuomo's research interests include

      Aging Aircraft Issues, Agile Manufacturing, Material Problem Solving Methodology, Depainting, Composite Materials, Renewable Energy, Plasma Processes, including Atmospheric Plasmas, Tribological Coatings, Basic studies in Thin Film Materials and Processes and their Industrial Applications

    • Hunte, Frank

      Dr. Hunte's research interests include

      magnetic materials, interfacial exchange interactions in thin film heterostructures, ferromagnetic semiconductors; flux pinning in high temperature superconductors (HTS) by magnetic nano-particles; plasma processing of materials including RF and DC magnetron sputtering.

    • Ivanisevic, Albena

      Dr. Ivanisevic's research interests include

      using surface techniques to immobilize bio-molecules on inorganic and tissue surfaces. The research utilizes a broad perspective on problems in chemistry, materials and biomedical engineering and is aimed to address the need to understand how to manipulate and tailor the properties of surfaces for the fabrication of better sensor and tissue platforms.

    • Jones, Jacob

      Dr. Jones's research interests include

      materials characterization, functional materials including piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, mechanics of materials, and ceramic synthesis and properties.

    • LeBeau, James

      Dr. LeBeau's research interests include

      scanning transmission electron microscopy; atomic configuration at defects; interfaces between heterogeneous materials; quantitative imaging and diffraction in electron microscopy.

    • Maria, Jon-Paul

      Dr. Maria's research interests include

      Thin film deposition via vapor and chemical routes, X-ray diffraction, novel materials development and novel integration for electroceramic applications, ferroelectric crystals, dielectric property characterization.

    • Zhu, Yuntian

      Dr. Zhu's research interests include

      Synthesis of long carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNT arrays; CNT fibers and CNT composites for aerospace applications, deformation physics of nano metals and alloys, design and development of nano metals and alloys with high strength and high ductility, mechanisms of irradaition defect evolution and irradiation resistance of nano materials.

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