Katharine Flores

Director, Institute of Materials Science & Engineering

Kathy Flores' primary research interest is the mechanical behavior of high performance structural materials, with particular emphasis on understanding structure-processing-property relationships in bulk metallic glasses and their composites.

Philip Skemer

Associate Director, Institute of Materials Science & Engineering

​The underlying motivation for Professor Skemer's research is to understand the remarkable phenomenon of plate tectonics and its variability among the terrestrial planets.

Yvonne Akua Owusua Afriyie

IMSE PhD Student
Advisor: Prof. Sophia Hayes

Professor Damena Agonafer

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Professor Agonafer's research interest includes the areas of phase routing strategies for chemical separation and phase change heat transfer processes, and electrochemical storage applications. His research interest is at the intersection of...

Anupriya Agrawal

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Professor Agrawal's research focuses on investigating the structure and dynamics of polymers and metallic glasses using molecular dynamics simulations. She is interested in investigating the deformation behavior of metallic glasses and composites...

Rich Axelbaum

​The Stifel & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science

Rich Axelbaum studies combustion phenomena, ranging from oxy-coal combustion to flame synthesis of nanotubes. His studies of fossil fuel combustion focus on understanding the formation of pollutants, such as soot, and then using this...

Peng Bai - an Asian man with short-cropped hair and glasses - dressed in a black suit jacket with a blue striped collared shirt, arms folded, looking at the camera.

Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Professor Bai’s research focuses on the development of next-generation batteries. The Battery Analytical Investigation (BAI) Group he leads adopts a combined theoretical and experimental approach to:

probe the in situ electrochemical...

Parag Banerjee

Parag Banerjee’s research interests focus on two aspects of materials science and engineering. Firstly, he is interested in the synthesis of nanomaterials with tunable properties using principles of self- assembly and self-limited reactions....

Alexander Barnes

Alexander Barnes’ laboratory applies improvements in magnetic resonance spectroscopy to biomolecular structure determination. They employ frequency agile gyrotrons and extreme cryogenic sample cooling to increase the sensitivity of solid state...

Mikhail Berezin

My research interest lies in the investigation and application of molecular excited states and their reactions for medical imaging and clinical treatment. Excited states are the cornerstone of a variety of chemical, physical, and biological...