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Materials Science    |   Materials Science & Engineering   |   Polymer Program

Materials Science

Name Email Research Topic
Douglas Adamson    
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email Polymer Synthesis, Polymer Nanocomposites, Graphene, Self-Assembly, Bio-Inspired Materials, High Vacuum Anionic Polymerization
Mark Aindow
Associate Director of IMS and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Defects and Interfaces, Microstructural Development in Alloys and Thin Films & Electron Microscopy
S. Pamir Alpay
Department Head and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Materials Modeling, Ferroic Materials, Electrical Contacts, Compound Semiconductors, Conducting Oxides, Materials in IR Detection, Dielectric Materials
Alexandru Asandei  
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email Controlled Radical Polymerization, Block Copolymers, Fluoropolymers, Catalysis, Biodegradable Polymers, Organometallic Chemistry
Harold D. Brody
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Materials Processing, Alloy Casting and Solidification & Process Models
Kelly A. Burke
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 Email Stimuli-responsive Polymers, Natural and Synthetic Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering
C. Barry Carter
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Electron microscopy (TEM and SEM), Scanned-probe microscopies, Defects and Interfaces, Ceramic Materials, Ceramic and Composite Fibers, Metals, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology
Elena Dormidontova    
Associate Professor of Physics
Email Theory and Computer Modeling of Macromolecular Systems, Nanoparticle Targeting, Associating Soft Matter, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Self-assembly
Pu-Xian Gao
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Nanomaterials Assembly, Nanomanufacturing, Nanocatalysis for Energy and Environmental Applications, Nanosensors and Related Electronics, Energy Conversion and Harvesting, Nano-bio Interfaces
A. Jon Goldberg
Professor of Reconstructive Sciences
 Email Development of new Dental Materials and Biomaterial-cell Interactions, Tissue Engineering
Rainer J. Hebert
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
 Email Metallic Glasses, Rapid Solidification, Crystallization, Intense Plastic Deformation, Steel, Titanium Alloys, Additive Manufacturing: Powder-bed Processing of Metallic Parts
Bryan D. Huey    
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Scanning Probe Microscopy, High Speed Imaging, Data Storage Materials, Photovoltaics, Semiconductors and Electronic Ceramics, Nanomechanics, Biological Tissue and Cell Mechanics
Faquir C. Jain
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
 Email Quantum Dot Gate/Channel Multi-state InGaAs and Si FETs and Memory Devices, Implantable Biosensor Chips, Tandem Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Modulators
Menka Jain
Associate Professor of Physics
Email Functional Metal-Oxides, Nanocomposites and Heterostructures for Sensors, Ferroelectric & Multiferroic Bulk and Thin Films, Magnetoresistive, Magnetic Nanoparticles and Films
Eric H. Jordan    
Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Thermal Spray, Solution Precursor Plasma Spray, Thermal Barrier Coatings,  Nondestructive Testing, High Temperature Constitutive Modeling, Gas Turbines
Rajeswari M. Kasi
Polymer Program Director and Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email Responsive Polymers, New Self Assembling Polymer Architectures Including Blocks, Brushes and Liquid Crystalline Units, Protein-polymer Conjugates, Polymer Nano Composites
Theodoulos Z. Kattamis
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Solidification and Metals Joining, Materials Processing, Thin Coatings & Tribology
Seok-Woo Lee
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Mechanical behavior of materials at multiple length scales, Dislocation mechanics, in-situ nanomechanical test, and Rapid solidification & processing
Yao Lin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email Polymers, Bioinspired Materials, Macromolecules with Complex Architecture, Supramolecular Polymerization, Molecular Cooperativity, Multicatalytic Enzyme-Polymer Assemblies, Polymerization Motors
Anson W. K. Ma
Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Rheology and Processing of Nanofluids; Inkjet and 3D Printing; Nanoparticle-based Drug Delivery
Radenka Maric
CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy
Email Novel Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells
Serge M. Nakhmanson
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Soft and Hard Multifunctional Ferroic Materials by Computational Design. Mesoscale Simulations of Electroactive Materials and Nanostructures.
Mu-Ping Nieh
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Email Self-assembled Functional Nanomaterials, Nano-structural Characterization, Soft Material Function-structure Relationship, Theragnostic Delivery Carriers, Sensing Materials, Biomembranes, Nanodiscs, Nano-vesicles, Surfactant Morphology
Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos
Professor of Chemistry
Email Self-assembly, Polymer Science, Electrochemistry, Photophysics, Carbon Nanotubes, Implantable Glucose and Metabolite Sensors, Quantum Dots, Photovoltaics, Immunoassays, and Microfluidics
Richard Parnas
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email Bio-renewable Process Design for Solid and Liquid Materials from Waste Streams
Ramamurthy Ramprasad
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Computational Materials Design, First Principles Computing, Materials Informatics, Dielectrics, Catalysts, Interfaces
George Rossetti Jr.
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Electroceramic Materials and Devices, Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric and Ferroelectric Ceramics, Applications in Sensing, Actuation and Energy Transduction, Harvesting and Storage
Thomas Seery
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science
Email Nanocomposite Syntheses, Polymer Solutions, Hydrogels with Hydrophobic Associations, Polyelectrolytes in Nonaqueous Solvents, Light Scattering
Gregory A. Sotzing
Professor of Chemistry Polymer Science
Email Polymer Synthesis, Conjugated and Conductive Polymers, Electrochromic Devices, Conductive Textile, High Dielectric Low Loss Materials
William C. Stwalley
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Email Atomic and Molecular Interactions, especially at Ultracold Temperatures [T < 0.001 K] and at large Internuclear Distances
Steven L. Suib
Director of IMS, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Professor of Chemistry
Email Solid State Inorganic Chemistry, Zeolites and Microporous Materials, Environmental Chemistry, Plasma Chemistry and Catalysis, Semiconductors, Inorganic Photocatalysis, Batteries, Ceramics
Luyi Sun   
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Multifunctional Nanostructured Hybrids, Nanomaterials, Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites, Polymer Processing, Green Science and Engineering, Energy Conversion and Storage, Layered Materials
Mei Wei
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, School of Engineering; Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Biomimetic Coatings on Metallic Implants, Inorganic/Organic Composites, Magnetic Nanoparticles for Bioimaging and Cancer Treatment, In Vitro and Vivo Test of Biomaterials
Kay Wille    
Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Email Material Design, Structural Application and Numerical Simulation of Ultra-high Performance Concrete (UHPC)

 

Materials Science & Engineering

Name Email Research Topics
Mark Aindow
Associate Director of IMS and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Defects and Interfaces, Microstructural Development in Alloys and Thin Films & Electron Microscopy
S. Pamir Alpay
Department Head and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Materials Modeling, Ferroic Materials, Electrical Contacts, Compound Semiconductors, Conducting Oxides, Materials in IR Detection, Dielectric Materials
Harold D. Brody
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Materials Processing, Alloy Casting and Solidification & Process Models
C. Barry Carter
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Electron microscopy (TEM and SEM), Scanned-probe microscopies, Defects and Interfaces, Ceramic Materials, Ceramic and Composite Fibers, Metals, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology
Avinash Dongare
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Computational Materials Science, Computational Mechanics of Materials, Nanostructured Materials, Defects and Interfaces, Composites, Multiscale Modeling Methods
Pu-Xian Gao
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Nanomaterials Assembly, Nanomanufacturing, Nanocatalysis for Energy and Environmental Applications, Nanosensors and Related Electronics, Energy Conversion and Harvesting, Nano-bio Interfaces
Rainer Hebert
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Metallic Glasses, Rapid Solidification, Crystallization, Intense Plastic Deformation, Steel, Titanium Alloys, Additive Manufacturing: Powder-bed Processing of Metallic Parts
Bryan D. Huey
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Scanning Probe Microscopy, High Speed Imaging, Data Storage Materials, Photovoltaics, Semiconductors and Electronic Ceramics, Nanomechanics, Biological Tissue and Cell Mechanics
Cato T. Laurencin
University Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email Regenerative Engineering, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery
Seok-Woo Lee
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Mechanical behavior of materials at multiple length scales, Dislocation mechanics, in-situ nanomechanical test, and Rapid solidification & processing
Harris L. Marcus
Professor Emeritus of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Materials Processing, Surface Chemistry Studies
Radenka Maric
CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy, Executive Director for the Innovation Partnership Building and Tech Park
Email Novel Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells
Serge M. Nakhmanson
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Soft and Hard Multifunctional Ferroic Materials by Computational Design. Mesoscale Simulations of Electroactive Materials and Nanostructures.
Ramamurthy Ramprasad
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Computational Materials Design, First Principles Computing, Materials Informatics, Dielectrics, Catalysts, Interfaces
George Rossetti Jr.
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Electroceramic Materials and Devices, Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric and Ferroelectric Ceramics, Applications in Sensing, Actuation and Energy Transduction, Harvesting and Storage
Mei Wei
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, School of Engineering; Professor of Materials Science & Engineering,
Email Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Biomimetic Coatings on Metallic Implants, Inorganic/Organic Composites, Magnetic Nanoparticles for Bioimaging and Cancer Treatment, In Vitro and Vivo Test of Biomaterials

 

Polymer Program

Name Email Research Interest
Douglas Adamson
Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Email Polymer Synthesis, Polymer Nanocomposites, Graphene, Self-Assembly, Bio-Inspired Materials, High Vacuum Anionic Polymerization
Alexandru Asandei
Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Email Controlled Radical Polymerization, Block Copolymers, Fluoropolymers, Catalysis, Biodegradable Polymers, Organometallic Chemistry
Kelly A. Burke
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email Stimuli-responsive Polymers, Natural and Synthetic Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering
Elena Dormidontova
Associate Professor of Physics 
Email Theory and Computer Modeling of Macromolecular Systems, Nanoparticle Targeting, Associating Soft Matter, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Self-assembly
Rajeswari M. Kasi
Director of Polymer Program, Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Email Responsive Polymers, New Self Assembling Polymer Architectures Including Blocks, Brushes and Liquid Crystalline Units, Protein-polymer Conjugates, Polymer Nano Composites
Yao Lin
Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Email Polymers, Bioinspired Materials, Macromolecules with Complex Architecture, Supramolecular Polymerization, Molecular Cooperativity, Multicatalytic Enzyme-Polymer Assemblies, Polymerization Motors
Anson W. K. Ma
Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 
Email Rheology and Processing of Nanofluids; Inkjet and 3D Printing; Nanoparticle-based Drug Delivery
Mu-Ping Nieh
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Email Self-assembled Functional Nanomaterials, Nano-structural Characterization, Soft Material Function-structure Relationship, Theragnostic Delivery Carriers, Sensing Materials, Biomembranes, Nanodiscs, Nano-vesicles, Surfactant Morphology
Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos
Professor of Chemistry
Email Self-assembly, Polymer Science, Electrochemistry, Photophysics, Carbon Nanotubes, Implantable Glucose and Metabolite Sensors, Quantum Dots, Photovoltaics, Immunoassays, and Microfluidics
Richard Parnas
Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Bio-renewable Process Design for Solid and Liquid Materials from Waste Streams
Montgomery T. Shaw
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
 Email Rheology, Polymer Processing, Blends and Composites, Aging of Polymers, Biomedical Applications of Polymers
Thomas Seery
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science
Email Nanocomposite Syntheses, Polymer Solutions, Hydrogels with Hydrophobic Associations, Polyelectrolytes in Nonaqueous Solvents, Light Scattering
Gregory A. Sotzing
Professor of Chemistry Polymer Science
Email Polymer Synthesis, Conjugated and Conductive Polymers, Electrochromic Devices, Conductive Textile, High Dielectric Low Loss Materials
Luyi Sun
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Multifunctional Nanostructured Hybrids, Nanomaterials, Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites, Polymer Processing, Green Science and Engineering, Energy Conversion and Storage, Layered Materials