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  Biomaterials

Research in biomedical application of materials range from studying the toxicity of nanoparticles, templates for tissue engineering, separation of DNA on surfaces to the use of biodegradable polymers for wound healing.


 
Prof. D. Gersappe
Prof. P. Gouma
Prof. Y. Meng
Prof. A. Orlov
Prof. M. Rafailovich
Prof. R. Tannenbaum
 


 catalysis  

Catalysis 

Researches in Catalysis include Biomass/Petroleum derived resources conversion into chemical and fuel, Methane and CO2 reduction and utilization, NOx treatment, Surface reaction, Kinetics and Reaction engineering, and In-situ and Operando spectroscopy.

 
Prof. C. Clayton
Prof. P. Gouma
Prof. G. Halada
Prof. TJ.Kim
Prof. D. Mahajan
Prof. A. Orlov
Prof. M. Rafailovich

 compmat   Computational Materials Science

Research in Computational Materials Science include study of polymers and soft matter, nano-crytsalline alloys, energy storage, and the design of the next generation of smart piezo-electric materials for energy harvesting.

 
Prof. D. Gersappe
Prof. J. Trelewicz
Prof. T. Venkatesh
 
 
 
 

crystal   Crystal growth

The crystal growth facilities in the department allow for the study of defects and structure within crystals. Of particular interest is the growth facets of Silicon Carbide and High Tc Superconductors.


 
Prof. M. Dudley
Dr.B. Raghotamachar
 


energy   Energy & Environment

Research in energy and the environment includes energy storage, biofuels, fuel cells, environmental remediation and sustainable materials development.

 
Prof. C. Clayton
Prof. G. Halada
Prof. T. Koga
Prof. TJ.Kim
Prof. D. Mahajan
Dr. A. Marshilok
Prof. A. Orlov
Prof. E. Takeuchi
Prof. J. Trelewicz
 


nano   Nanotechnology

Different groups, ranging from theoretical to experimental, are working in studying how nanotechnology can be used to improve material properties. 


 
Prof. C. Clayton
Prof. M. Dudley
Prof. P. Gouma
Prof. G. Halada
Prof. A. Orlov
Prof. TJ.Kim
Prof. M. Rafailovich
Prof. E. Takeuchi
Prof. R. Tannenbaum
Prof. J. Trelewicz
Prof.T. Venkatesh



polymers   Polymers

Research in polymers includes the study of dynamics in thin films, polymer nanocomposites, wetting and self-assembly.


 
Prof. D. Gersappe
Prof. T. Koga
Prof. A. Orlov
Prof. M. Rafailovich
Prof. J. Sokolov
Prof. R. Tannenbaum
 


  Sensor technologies

Active research is underway in the design of sensors and the use of nanostructured surfaces to form a new class of sensors used to detect biochemical components.


 
Prof. M. Dudley
Prof. P. Gouma
Prof. S. Sampath
 
 

 
therspray   Thermal Spray

Research in thermal spray processes used to coat turbine blades and make high temperature and corrosion resistant coatings is an important facet of the department's research activities.
 
Prof. S. Sampath
Prof. J. Trelewicz
 
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