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Research Keyword: Institute of Materials Science

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Faculty: Aindow, Mark
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Aindow is the Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science. The emphasis of Dr. Aindow’s current programs is on microstructural development in a variety of engineering materials. The main approach is the use of advanced electron microscopy techniques to reveal the microstructural details that dictate the behavior of materials. These projects include: conductive […]
Categories | Keywords: conductive oxide coatings for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects, dual mode intermediate temperature fuel cell, electroplated cobalt-phosphorus coatings as replacements for hard chrome, Institute of Materials Science, liquid fuels and electricity, Materials Science and Engineering, Novel alloys for electrical contact applications

Faculty: Alpay, S. Pamir
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: S. Pamir Alpay received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 1999 from the University of Maryland where he worked on the physics of polydomain heterostructures in ferroelectric thin films. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the Materials Research Center at the University of Maryland until 2001. Dr. Alpay then joined the Department […]
Categories | Keywords: conducting oxides, defect microstructures in functional materials, electrothermal properties of materials (IR detection, ferroic and multiferroic materials, Institute of Materials Science, materials for electrical contacts, Materials Science and Engineering, multiscale modeling of materials, on-chip heating/cooling), polarizable semiconductors, tunable dielectrics for microwave devices

Faculty: Bollas, George M.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. George Bollas is a process design expert and winner of the prestigious NSF CAREER and ACS PRF DNI Awards. He is the director of the Process Design Simulation and Optimization Laboratory (PDSOL), which performs research on system intensification and processes that address the growing energy crisis and the environmental impact of energy production. His […]
Categories | Keywords: biomass pyrolysis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, chemical-looping, control, energy processes, fault detection, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, fluid catalytic cracking, Institute of Materials Science, optimization, simulation

Faculty: Brody, Harold D.
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Brody’s research interests have focused on casting and solidification, computer aided design of materials processing, and engineering education. With his students and colleagues, Dr. Brody has contributed to our basic understanding of the dendritic solidification of alloys and in particular to the redistribution of solute during the solidification of binary and multicomponent alloys; to […]
Categories | Keywords: casting and solidification, computer aided design (CAD) of materials processing, engineering education, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, teaching design, thermally stable structural steels, university-industry partnerships

Faculty: Burke, Kelly A.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Burke’s research involves natural and synthetic polymers, liquid crystalline materials, stimuli-responsive networks, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and protein-based composites. Her main research interests fall into the following areas: (1) Development of novel liquid crystalline polymers and networks with programmable shape changing behaviors using robust synthetic chemistries; (2) Modification of biomaterial interfaces to manipulate stem […]
Categories | Keywords: biomaterials, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, liquid crystals, natural and synthetic polymers, polymers, protein composites, stimuli-responsive, tissue engineering

Faculty: Cao, Yang
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Cao’s research has been focused on high voltage engineering and energy materials for power and medical devices. His main research interests include: (1) High electric field phenomena and devices; (2) Polymeric nanostructured materials with game changing characteristics for energy efficient power conversion and renewables integrations; (3) High voltage engineering in power and medical; (4) […]
Categories | Keywords: Electrical and Computer Engineering, energy materials, grid asset management, high electric field phenomena and devices, high voltage engineering, Institute of Materials Science

Faculty: Cetegen, Baki M.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Cetegen joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1987. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the University of California, Irvine and a research engineer and group leader at Energy and Environmental Research Corporation, Irvine, CA. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Bosphorous University (1978), the University […]
Categories | Keywords: flame dynamics, fluid mechanics, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, optical diagnostics, turbulent combustion

Faculty: Chen, Xu
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Excerpt: Prof. Xu Chen’s research interests are theory and applications of dynamic systems and controls to advance the technology development in modern engineering systems. He has worked closely with the precision control and information storage industries, and helped Western Digital Corporation to develop multiple new control and system designs for industrial mass production. His other contributions […]
Categories | Keywords: advanced manufacturing, complex systems, human-machine collaboration, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, mechatronics, optimization, precision engineering, robotics, systems and controls

Faculty: Chiu, Wilson K.S.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Excerpt: Materials used in energy storage and conversion (e.g. fuel cells, batteries, electrolyzers, CO2 separation membranes) all consist of heterogeneous functional materials that exhibit functional behavior in a manner that controls their collective performance as an energy system. There is a critical need to understand the role of a material’s structure, morphology, and composition on system […]
Categories | Keywords: energy materials, heat and mass transfer, Institute of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Dongare, Avinash
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Development and application of advanced computational methods (molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, density functional theory, coarse-grained methods, etc.) to investigate the behavior and properties of novel materials across multiple scales. Some of the current research projects are: Mechanics of nanostructured materials Corrosion related degradation and failure in extreme environments Electronic properties of nanostructured materials Materials in […]
Categories | Keywords: corrosion related degradation and failure in extreme environments, electronic properties of nanostructured materials, Institute of Materials Science, interfaces effects on mechanical behavior, materials in extreme environments, Materials Science and Engineering, mechanics of nanostructured materials, thermodynamics and phase transformations

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