Graduate Faculty

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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.

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Professor Damena Agonafer

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

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

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.

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...

Pratim Biswas

Professor Biswas's research interests include aerosol science and engineering; nanoparticle technology; air quality engineering; environmentally benign energy production; combustion; materials processing for environmental technologies,...

William Buhro

Professor Buhro's research interests include synthetic inorganic and materials chemistry; optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals, including quantum wires, belts and platelets; metallic nanoparticles; magic-size nanoclusters;...

Shantanu Chakrabarty

Shantanu Chakrabartty's research explores new frontiers in unconventional analog computing techniques using silicon and hybrid substrates. His objective is to approach fundamental limits of energy efficiency, sensing and resolution by exploiting...

Rajan Chakrabarty

Rajan Chakrabarty's research focuses on two distinct themes: (i) Investigating the role of atmospheric aerosols in earth’s energy balance using novel instrumentation and diagnostic techniques, and numerical models; and (ii) Understanding aerosol...

Julio D'Arcy

The overarching goals of the D’Arcy laboratory are to discover and apply novel functional nanostructured organic and inorganic materials utilizing universal synthetic chemistry protocols that control chemical structure, nanoscale morphology, and...

John Fortner

John Fortner’s research is primarily focused on advancing water-related technologies and engineering novel material interfaces as they relate to critical environmental-based health, security and energy challenges. He has extensively studied the...

Marcus Foston, smiling

Professor Foston’s research objective is to create a top-tier, world recognized research program in the research and education of emerging technologies for exploitation of lignocellulosic biomass, in particular the lignin fraction of biomass, as...

Sophia Hayes

The goal of ​Professor Hayes' research group is a basic understanding of the structure and properties of different types of inorganic systems, including semiconductors and other optically and electronically active materials.

Erik Henriksen

​Erik Henriksen heads an experimental condensed matter research lab with interests primarily in the quantum electronic properties of graphene and other novel two-dimensional systems.

Professor Kenneth Kelton

Dr. Kelton received his B.S. in Mathematics from Arkansas Polytechnic College graduating magna cum laude and his masters in Physics from the University of Tennessee; his thesis was entitled "Kinetic Properties of Thin Film Solid Solution Gold (...

Harold Li

Dr. Li is the Director of Research in Medical Physics. In this role, Dr. Li assists the Director of Medical Physics in managing medical physics research within the Division and oversees each of the working groups that are developing new radiation...

Mark Meacham

Mark Meacham’s research interests include microfluidics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and associated transport phenomena, with application to design, development and testing of novel energy systems and life sciences tools, from scalable...