REU: Nanotechnology for Health, Energy & the Environment

Faculty Mentors

*Please note, this list may be subject to change. If you are interested in working with a Stony Brook faculty mentor who is not included below, please email Though we cannot guarantee a match, new faculty are added each year.

Participating mentor and department

Nature of research activity

Gary Halada  Materials Science and Engineering

Creating stable metal nanoparticle composites with polysaccharides and thermoplastic materials.

T. Venkatesh  Materials Science and Engineering

Computational modeling, nanoindentation and nanostructure analysis of 3D printed stainless steel for structural applications.

Yizhi Meng​ Materials Science and Engineering/Chemical Engineering program

Chitosan nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

Jason Trelewicz  Materials Science and Engineering

Using nanoindentation to study shear delocalization in metallic glass matrix composites.

Amy Marschilok​ Materials Science; Chemistry; Advanced Energy Center

Enhancing battery design with nanoscale catalysts.

Karen Chen-Wiegart​ Materials Science and Engineering; National Synchrotron Light Source – II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

Energy storage and conversion, nano-/meso-porous materials, thin film & surface treatment, and cultural heritage.

Taejin Kim​ Materials Science and Engineering

Developing catalytic methodologies that can control hydrocarbon-based reaction pathways.

Alexander Orlov ​ Materials Science and Engineering

Developing green self-cleaning surfaces for air decontamination.

Mary Frame  Biomedical Engineering

Biocompatibility of metal oxide slurries used in the nano-electronics industry.

Tadanori KogaMaterials Science and Engineering/Chemical Engineering program

Green nanofabrication of nanocomposite thin films using supercritical CO2.

Thomas S. Woodson – Technology and Society

Investigating the effects of technology on inequality throughout the world and the emergence of science and technology universities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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