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MNT Affiliated Faculty

Dilpreet Bajwa, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, 2000
Research Interests:
Biobased Polymer Composites, Wood Composites, Processing and Characterization, Recycled Materials Utilization, Durability Engineering via Weathering and Degradation Mechanisms

Achintya N. Bezbaruah , Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002
Research Interests:
Environmental sensors, Recalcitrant and micro pollutants, Contaminant fate and transport, Small community water and wastewater treatment, Environmental management

Gordon P. Bierwagen, Ph.D.
Iowa State University, 1968
Research Interests:
Surface chemistry of coatings materials, corrosion, electrochemistry of coatings, coating lifetime prediction, concentrated random composites

Bret Chisholm, Ph.D.
University of Southern Mississippi, 1993
Research Interests:
Combinatorial chemistry methods for coatings, novel organic-inorganic coatings applications, new polyester nanocomposites

Yongki Choi, Ph.D.
City University of New York, 2010
Research Interests:
Nano-bio-electronics, carbon nanotube circuits, single-molecule electronics, biomedical applications

Andrew Croll, Ph.D.
McMaster University, Ontario, 2009
Research Interests:
Polymers, Diblock Copolymers, Thin Films, Pattern
Formation, Mechanics

Stuart G. Croll, Ph.D.
University of Leeds, 1974
Postdoctoral: National Research Council, Canada
Research Interests:
Weathering durability of coatings, physical chemistry and suspension stability, pigment-polymer interactions, film formation processes, coating and polymer physics

Alan R. Denton, Ph.D.
Cornell University, 1991
Postdoctoral, University of Guelph, 1991-94; Technical University of Vienna, 1994-95, Research Center Julich, 1996-98
Research Interests:
Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Computational Physics

Daniel L. Ewert, Ph.D.
University of North Dakota, 1989
Research Interests:
Biomedical Engineering

Erik K. Hobbie, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, 1990
Postdoctoral: NRC Fellow, NIST, 1990-1992
Research Interests:
Colloidal nanoparticles, polymers, complex fluids, chromatography, self-assembly, photoluminescence, flexible electronics

Thomas Ihle, Ph.D.
Technical University, 1996
Research Interests:
Theory and Simulation of Complex Fluids (Colloids, miroemulsions and Biopolymers)

Long Jiang, Ph.D.
Nanyang Technological University, 2003
Research Interests:
Polymer and Polymer Composite Processing, Polymer Processing Machinery and Design, Nanocomposites, Polymers and Composites Derived from Biomass, Functional Composites with Novel Microstructures

Alan R. Kallmeyer, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, 1995
Research Interests:
Theoretical, Computational, and Experimental Solid Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials, Composite Materials

Dinesh Katti, Ph.D.
University of Arizona, 1991
Research Interests:
Geotechnical Engineering, Constitutive Modeling of Geologic Materials, Expansive Soils, Multiscale Modeling, Steered Molecular Dynamics, Computational Mechanics, Nanocomposite, and Bio-nanocomposites. Computational Biophysics

Kalpana Katti, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 1996
Research Interests:
Advanced Composites, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Biomimetics, Materials Characterization and Modeling, Analytical Electron Microscopy, and Microspectroscopy, Bone Tissue engineering

Svetlana Kilina, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Seattle, 2007
Research Interests:
Photoexcitation process on the organic-inorganic interfaces in hybrid nanostructures: functionalized carbon nanotubes and quantum dots; Non-adiabatic dynamics in hybrid nanostructures: electron-phonon interactions in ligated quantum dots and functionalized carbon nanotubes; Self-assembly of bio-nanomaterials: structural aspects; Transport properties in amorphous conjugated polymers: effect of structural disorder

Ivan T. Lima Jr., Ph.D.
University of Maryland, 2003
Research Interests:
Photonics

Valery R. Marinov, Ph.D.
Technical University of Sofia, 1992
Research Interests:
Process Modeling for Machining, Theory of Metal Cutting, Tribological Coatings, Including Nanocomposite Coatings and Deposition Methods, Design for Composites Manufacturing Processes, Packaging for low-cost disposable microelectronics, Direct-write material deposition methods, Laser processing

Sylvio May, Ph.D.
Jena, 1996
Research Interests:
Physics of Lipid Membranes, Biophysics

Keerthi Nawarathna, Ph.D.
University of Houston, 2005
Research Interests:
Lab-on-a-chip Technologies, Single-cell Genomics, Nanobioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Novel Imaging Techniques for Biology and Computational Simulations

Seth C. Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Clemson University, 1994
Postdoctoral, University of Oregon, 1995-1999
Research Area:
Inorganic/Organic Materials Chemistry, Chemical History

Jing Shi, Ph.D.,
Purdue University, 2004
Research Interests:
Microelectronics Packaging, Direct Write Material Depositing, Laser Processing for Electronics, RFID Applications, Numerical Modeling of Manufacturing Processes, Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Mukund P. Sibi, Ph.D.
City University of New York, 1980
Postdoctoral, Dartmouth College, 1980-1982; University of Waterloo, 1982-1985
Research Area: Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Natural Products

Wenfang Sun, Ph.D.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1995
Postdoctoral, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997-1999
Research Area:
Organic Materials Chemistry

Chad A. Ulven, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
Research Interests:
Advanced Composites Materials Development, Environmentally Friendly Materials Processing, Nondestructive Evaluation, Impact/High Strain Rate Characterization of Advanced Materials

Andriy Voronov, Ph.D.
Lviv Polytechnical Institute, 1994
Postdoctoral, Institute Charles Sadron, CNRS, 1997
Research Area: Polymer synthesis and characterization

Alexander J. Wagner, Ph.D.
University of Oxford, 1997
Postdoctoral MIT, 1998-2000, Edinburgh, 2000-2002
Research Interests:
Computational Soft Matter, Phase Separation, Diffusion, Interfaces Physics

Xinnan Wang, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, 2008
Research Interests:
Experimental Biomechanics, Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Nanomechanical Characterization, Nanomanipulation

Dean Webster, Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1984
Research Interests:
Synthesis of high performance polymers, polymerization reactions, crosslinking chemistry, and quantitative structure-property relationship

Xiangfa Wu, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003
Beijing Institute of Technology, 1998
Research Interests:
Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials, Advanced Composites, Fracture and Impact Mechanics


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