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....

Prof. 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.

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...

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...

Sang-Hoon Bae

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Sang-Hoon Bae joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science in August 2021 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a postdoctoral research associate. His research interests include new material building...

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...

Mikhail Berezin

Associate Professor, Radiology

Berezin Lab research interest lies in the investigation and application of optical imaging and optical spectroscopy to understand complex biomedical problems, such as peripheral neuropathies, nerve regenerations, and chronic pain. For our studies...

Pratim Biswas

Professor, Energy Environmental and Chemical Engineering

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,...

Kaitlyn Broz

IMSE Ph.D. Candidate

Advisor: Prof. Simon Tang, Department of Orthopaedics 

William Buhro

Professor, Chemistry

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;...