Research Areas

Research Field Faculty Applications
Biomimetics  » Alex Jen
Christine Luscombe
Hong Ma
George Mayer
Mehmet Sarikaya
  • 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
Biomaterials & Bionanotechnology  » Alex Jen
Kannan Krishnan
George Mayer
Marco Rolandi
Mehmet Sarikaya
Miqin Zhang
  • Biocompatibility, protein & cell micropatterning
  • Tissue engineering
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Bio-Sensors
  • Protein immobilization
  • Drug delivery & diagnostics
  • Nano-, bio-technology
Ceramic Processing  »

Guozhong Cao
Brian Flinn
Kannan Krishnan
Y. K. Rao
Mehmet Sarikaya
Jihui Yang

  • Powder consolidation/Powder Synthesis
  • Single crystal growth
  • Sol-gel techniques
  • Thin film deposition
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Sintering & microstructure development
Ceramic Properties  »

Guozhong Cao
Brian Flinn
Kannan Krishnan
George Mayer
Jihui Yang

  • Phase equilibria in ceramic systems
  • Electrical and optical properties
  • Magnetism and transport
  • Mechanical behavior & failure mechanisms
Electronic, Optical &
Magnetic Materials  »

Guozhong Cao
Alex Jen
Kannan Krishnan
Christine Luscombe
Hong Ma
Fumio Ohuchi
Marco Rolandi
Mehmet Sarikaya
Jihui Yang

Qifeng Zhang

  • 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
Composite Materials  » Guozhong Cao
Brian Flinn
Alex Jen
George Mayer
Mehmet Sarikaya
Qifeng Zhang
  • Ceramic, Metallic and polymer matrix composites
  • Microstructure development
  • Imaging of micro-defects
  • Organic/inorganic hybrids
  • Toughening of novel composites
  • Adhesive layer effects
Materials Chemistry  » Guozhong Cao
Alex Jen
Christine Luscombe
Hong Ma
Y. K. Rao
Mehmet Sarikaya
Marco Rolandi
Qifeng Zhang
  • Environmental effects
  • Block-copolymers & SAMs
  • Surface chemistry
  • Self-assembly
  • Interface engineering
  • Surface modifications
  • Biocrystallization
  • Reaction kinetics & thermodynamics
Materials Characterization  »

Guozhong Cao
Alex Jen
Kannan Krishnan
Hong Ma
Fumio Ohuchi
Marco Rolandi
Mehmet Sarikaya
Jihui Yang
Miqin Zhang
Qifeng Zhang

  • 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 Modeling  » Lucien Brush
Kannan Krishnan
Y. K. Rao
Mehmet Sarikaya
Jihui Yang
  • 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  » Kannan Krishnan
Fumio Ohuchi
Marco Rolandi
Jihui Yang

Qifeng 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  » Lucien Brush
Brian Flinn
Kannan Krishnan
George Mayer
Y. K. Rao
Mehmet Sarikaya
Miqin Zhang
  • 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  » Brian Flinn
Alex Jen
Christine Luscombe
Hong Ma
Mehmet Sarikaya
Marco Rolandi
  • 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 & controlled release