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Research

Research Areas

Biomaterials & Bionanotechnology

Faculty Applications
Dwayne D. Arola
Bruce Hinds
Kannan Krishnan
Devin MacKenzie
Peter Pauzauskie
Eleftheria Roumeli
Mehmet Sarikaya
Miqin Zhang
Shuai Zhang
  • Biocompatibility, protein & cell micropatterning
  • Tissue engineering
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Bio-Sensors
  • Protein immobilization
  • Drug delivery & diagnostics
  • Nano-, bio-technology

Biomimetics

Faculty Applications
Dwayne D. Arola
Bruce Hinds
Christine Luscombe
Eleftheria Roumeli
Mehmet Sarikaya
Shuai Zhang
  • Bio-inspiration
  • Structure property correlation
  • Genetically engineered materials
  • Bio-synthetic hybrids
  • Bio-energy
  • Self-assembly
  • Hard-tissue regeneration
  • Structural biomimetics
  • Friction & wear of orthopedic implant materials

Ceramic Processing

Faculty Applications

Guozhong Cao
Kannan Krishnan
Jun Liu
Mehmet Sarikaya
Jihui Yang

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Powder consolidation/Powder Synthesis
  • Single crystal growth
  • Sol-gel techniques
  • Thin film deposition
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Sintering & microstructure development

Ceramic Properties

Faculty Applications
Dwayne D. Arola
Guozhong Cao
Kannan Krishnan
Jun Liu
Jihui Yang
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Phase equilibria in ceramic systems
  • Electrical and optical properties
  • Magnetism and transport
  • Mechanical behavior & failure mechanisms

Composite Materials

Faculty Applications

Dwayne D. Arola
Guozhong Cao
Brian Flinn
Jun Liu
Devin MacKenzie
Eleftheria Roumeli
Mehmet Sarikaya
Navid Zobeiry

  • Ceramic, Metallic and polymer matrix composites
  • Microstructure development
  • Imaging of micro-defects
  • Organic/inorganic hybrids
  • Toughening of novel composites
  • Adhesive layer effects

Electronic, Optical & Magnetic Materials

Faculty Applications
Arthur Barnard
Guozhong Cao
Ting Cao
Kannan Krishnan
Christine Luscombe
Devin MacKenzie
Fumio Ohuchi
Peter Pauzauskie
Mehmet Sarikaya
Xiaodong Xu
Jihui Yang
Matthew Yankowitz
  • Fast ion conductors
  • Ferroelectric Materials
  • Ferroelectrics and Piezoelectrics
  • Rare-earth doped laser glass
  • Electrodes and electrolytes
  • Piezoceramic composites
  • Nanomagnetism
  • Spinelectronics
  • Electro-optic materials
  • Plasmonics
  • Thin film transistors
  • Energy materials
  • Light-emitting materials
  • Sensors
  • Molecular Electronics
  • Nanowire Devices
  • Microwave photonics
  • Optical properties and luminescence
  • Electronic, optical & microwave packaging materials
  • Thin film preparation and properties
  • Multiphoton absorbing materials
  • Nonlinear optical materials & devices
  • Light harvesting materials & devices
  • Information storage materials
  • Spin-resolved transport & devices
  • Charge transport phenomena in nanostructures

Materials Characterization

Faculty Applications
Guozhong Cao
Ting Cao
Bruce Hinds
Jun Liu
Christine Luscombe
Peter Pauzauskie
Mehmet Sarikaya
Xiaodong Xu
Shuai Zhang
Navid Zobeiry
  • High resolution & analytical electron microscopy
  • Micro- and nanostructure determination
  • Optical microscopy technique development
  • X-ray, optical, Raman & electron spectroscopy
  • X-ray and neutron scattering
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Interface and surface characterization
  • Microwave-optical material characterization
  • Electronic, photonic & microwave photonic characterization
  • Magnetic, mechanical & thermal properties characterization

 Materials Chemistry

Faculty Applications

Dwayne D. Arola
Guozhong Cao
Ting Cao
Bruce Hinds
Kannan Krishnan
Jun Liu
Devin MacKenzie
Fumio Ohuchi
Peter Pauzauskie
Mehmet Sarikaya
Xiaodong Xu
Jihui Yang
Miqin Zhang
Shuai Zhang

  • Environmental effects
  • Block-copolymers & SAMs
  • Surface chemistry
  • Self-assembly
  • Interface engineering
  • Surface modifications
  • Biocrystallization
  • Reaction kinetics & thermodynamics

Materials Modeling

Faculty Applications
Lucien Brush
Ting Cao
Kannan Krishnan
Mehmet Sarikaya
Jihui Yang
Navid Zobeiry
  • Atomistic computer simulations of structures & properties of crystalline defects
  • Computational modeling of solidifications
  • Modeling studies of materials processing
  • Electronic structure calculations
  • Modeling of magnetic & mechanical properties
  • Micro-magnetic modeling

Materials Physics

Faculty Applications
Arthur Barnard
Ting Cao
Kannan Krishnan
Jun Liu
Fumio Ohuchi
Xiaodong Xu
Jihui Yang
Matthew Yankowitz
Shuai Zhang
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Materials dimensional properties
  • Photon transport
  • Single Electron Transport
  • Ionization/plasma-surface interactions
  • Electron & hole transport processes
  • Magnetism & Spinelectronics
  • Spin-dependent transport

Metals & Alloys

Faculty Applications
Dwayne D. Arola
Lucien Brush
Kannan Krishnan
Mehmet Sarikaya
Miqin Zhang
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Elastic and plastic deformation
  • Corrosion and corrosion control
  • Failure analysis
  • Fracture, fatigue & torsion
  • Processing
  • Colloidal nanocrystals & superlattices
  • Electroplating & hi-temp thermal bonding of Cu-on-Si
  • Design of alloys
  • Phase transformation
  • Durability
  • Novel processing for bulk nanocrystalline
  • Shape memory alloys

Polymers

Faculty Applications
Christine Luscombe
Eleftheria Roumeli
Mehmet Sarikaya
Shuai Zhang
Navid Zobeiry
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Polymers for electroluminescence & light harvesting
  • Polymers for 3-D microfabrication
  • Mechanical properties of polymers
  • Bio-polymers
  • Polymer nanostructures
  • Polymer nanowires
  • Design & synthesis of functional molecules & polymers for electrical optical & biological applications
  • Processing of structural polymers
  • Polymers for Energy & Sensing
  • Target delivery and controlled release