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Research Keyword: Materials Science and Engineering

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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: 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: 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

Faculty: Gell, Maurice
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Current research is consistent with Dr. Gell’s career professional interests of commercializing laboratory innovations. Ten years ago, the first ceramic coating was prepared by the new Solution Precursor Plasma Spray (SPPS) process. Considerable UConn research & development, with emphasis on the unique microstructural features generated by the SPPS process, has led to the development of […]
Categories | Keywords: gas turbine materials, high temperature coatings, high temperature materials, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, superalloys, thermal barrier coatings

Faculty: Lee, Seok-Woo
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Lee’s research has been focused on the synthesis of advanced structural materials or engineered nano-/micro-structures accompanied with fundamental studies of the mechanical properties of materials at both macroscopic and microscopic length scales. His main research falls into the following areas: (1) mechanical tests of alloys and metallic composites (the measurement of strength and hardness); […]
Categories | Keywords: dislocation mechanics, in-situ nanomechanical test, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, metal plasticity, metallurgy, nanoindentation, radiation damage, rapid solidification, strengthening

Faculty: Maric, Radenka
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Maric’s research has been focused on fundamental understanding of the effect of structure, defects, and microstructure on transport and electrical properties of surfaces and interfaces. In particular, she is interested in developing novel materials for fuel cell, batteries and biosensors, durability study, performance and life prognosis, aging, material state changes, and long term behavior. […]
Categories | Keywords: batteries, bio-sensors, biomaterials, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, coating technologies, fuel cells, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, nanomaterials, thin films

Faculty: Ramprasad, Ramamurthy
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Prof. Ramprasad received his B. Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, an M.S.degree in Materials Science & Engineering at the Washington State University, and a Ph.D. degree also in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After a 6 year stint with Motorola’s R&D laboratories at […]
Categories | Keywords: catalysts, computational materials design, dielectrics, first principles computing, Institute of Materials Science, interfaces, materials informatics, Materials Science and Engineering, rational materials design

Faculty: Rossetti, George A., Jr.
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Dr. Rossetti’s research focuses on electroactive materials and devices. He manages the Active Materials Property Laboratory (AMPL) which houses facilities for processing monolithic and thin film materials, for the measurement of electrical, electromechanical and thermophysical properties, and for computational and experimental investigations of structural phase transformations in polar dielectrics. Current research topics include compositional design […]
Categories | Keywords: actuators, capacitors, ceramics, ferroelectrics, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, sensors, thin films, transducers

Faculty: Singh, Prabhakar
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Excerpt: Professor Prabhakar Singh enjoys hands-on research in the field of high temperature metals and alloys, functional ceramics and coatings, fuel processing and clean-up for applications in clean and efficient energy systems. His interests and expertize include development of solid oxide and molten carbonate fuel cells, oxygen transport membranes, warm temperature carbon capture and corrosion resistant […]
Categories | Keywords: Center for Clean Energy Engineering, corrosion and oxidation in complex atmospheres, electrochemistry, electronic and ionic conducting oxides, energy, high temperature materials, Materials Science and Engineering, molten salt systems and carbonate fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, thermochemistry

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