Polymers, biomaterials, radiation engineering, nuclear engineering, environmental effects.
Physical and mechanical behavior of titanium alloys, stainless steels, and other structural materials, modeling microstructure evolution in multiphase systems, finite element modeling (FEM) of deformation and damping behavior of composite materials, biomedical implants.
Associate Dean for Research, A. James Clark School of Engineering
X-ray and neutron scattering, thermodynamics, structure of polymers.
Director, Graduate Program in Reliability Engineering
Radiation effects in microelectronics, radiation hard design methodologies and physics of failure of compound semiconductors in space applications. Materials degradation, radiation induced defects in metals, corrosion and high pressure induced transformations in steels and iron alloys.
Interim Director, Maryland NanoCenter
Nanoelectronics and nanodevices, electron microscopy.
Nanomaterials and nanostructures; energy storage: battery, supercapacitors for various applications; energy conversion: solar cells, solar fuel, transparent electrode, light-trapping; printed electronics including nano-ink, roll-to-roll printing, flexible electronics (display, touch screen, energy), and wearable devices.
Solid-state physics, electronic devices, nanoscale resolution measurements, photovoltaics, energy storage, scanning probe microscopy, nanostructured materials, plasmonics, metamaterials, thermodynamics at the nanoscale, nanofabrication.
Undergraduate Program Director & Sloan Scholars Advisor
RET Program Director
Director, Sloan Legacy MPHD Network in Engineering
Ceramic-filled composites for dental applications, biomaterials, ceramics for sensor systems, and undergraduate STEM education.
Undergraduate Advisor and Sloan Scholars Advisor
Liquid Crystals for biological studies and general engineering applications (e.g., displays), X-ray scattering techniques of liquid crystal and other materials.
Computational materials design, large-scale atomistic modeling, coupling between surfaces/interfaces/nanostructures and materials properties, and materials for energy storage and conversion.
Applications of low-temperature plasma science and technology to materials processing, surface chemistry and physics of thin film growth, etching and modification, plasma-surface and plasma-polymer interactions, in-situ plasma and surface diagnostics, physics and chemistry of ion-induced surface processes and of imaging and templating materials, nanoscale structure and device fabrication and characterization, surface and bulk defects of materials.
Nanotechnology, surface physics, low energy electron microscopy, photoemission electron microscopy, scanned probe microscopies, templating for directed self-assembly.
Synthesis and physical properties of nanowires and porous thin films, electrical and thermal transport in low dimensional systems, nanoporous membranes, interfacial nanoscience (including organic-inorganic systems, Ccntrolled assembly, scattering, and surface plasmons), thermal and electrical transport, applications in sensing, microfluidics, and chromatography.
Theory of phase transformations and plastic deformation in crystals; theory and modeling of domain structures and their evolution under external fields in functional materials: ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics, ferroelastics and shape memory alloys; theory and modeling of structure and properties of polydomain and heterophase epitaxial films.
Director, Maryland NanoCenter
Director, Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage, a DOE EFRC
Multifunctional nanostructures for energy storage and capture, biofabrication in MEMS microsystems, biomedical and sensor applications, atomic layer deposition (ALD) process, mechanisms, and technology, nanoscale devices for quantum computing.
Nanocomposites of ferroelectric-/-magnetic oxides, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), metals containing nano-carbon structures called Covetics; 4H SiC based MOSFETS for high temperature, high power applications, transmission electron microscopy of semiconductor nanowires, optical properties of materials, hybrid phtovoltaic nanocompostites.
Graduate Program Director
Applications of combinatorial synthesis and characterization methodology to electronic, magnetic and smart materials; fabrication and characterization of novel multilayer thin-film devices; variable temperature scanning probe microscopes.
William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research
Director, University of Maryland Energy Research Center
Solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, post-combustion reduction of NOx using advanced ion conducting materials.
Chemical and biological engineering, soft condensed matter, biomechanics and biopolymers.
Materials chemistry, materials synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis, fuel cells, transition metal main group clusters (Zintl ions), NMR spectroscopy, crystallography.
Magnetostrictive materials and transduction, nanotechnology sensors, synthetic jet actuators, active flow control.
Director, Institute for Systems Research
Design and development of microfabrication technologies and their applications to micro/nano devices and systems for chemical and biological sensing, small-scale energy conversion and harvesting.
Biomimetic recognition of viruses using molecularly imprinted polymers, protein and virus recognition using block copolymer patterns, self-assembled nanoarchitectures for flexible batteries, high energy density supercapacitors and batteries, functional nanostructured polymers.
Electrochemical synthesis of nanotube-structured materials for ultrafast electrochromics, supercapacitors, and solar cells; magnetic nanotubes for targeted drug delivery and chemical/biochemical separation; shape-coded nanotubes for dispersible nanosensors; properties of pseudo-1-dimensional silica nanotubes; chemical and biochemical sensors.
Molecular and colloidal self-assembly, microfluidics and microreactors, soft nanotechnology, nanoscience and nanochemistry, plasmonics and metamaterials, biomedicine and medical diagnostics, biomineralization and bioinspired materials.
Exploration of emerging physical phenomena at the nanoscale, including light-matter-spin interactions, through nanomaterials advancement, ultrafast spectroscopy, and new local probe instrumentation and technology development.
Materials and solid state chemistry, inorganic materials, synthesis and characterization of transition metal (TM) compounds, preparation of metastable materials for energy applications, functional TM compounds, advanced characterization of compounds including X-ray and neutron diffraction with magnetization and electrical transport measurements.
Research control of micro-scale systems, fluid dynamics, biochemicals.
Synthetic, structural and mechanistic inorganic and organometallic chemistry; molecular and mesoscopic self-assembly processes; chemically modified surface and interfaces.
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), particularly polymer MEMS and bioMEMS; use of organic materials (from polymers to cells) in microsystems to realize microactuators; cell-based sensors; CMOS/MEMS integrated systems.
Fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, sensors, advanced materials for electrochemical power sources.
Professor, Physical, Inorganic, and Materials Chemistry
Senior Scientist, Energy Materials
Director, Center for Metal Forming
Program Director, EPSCoR, OD/OIA
Science and Technology Manager