MNT Affiliated Faculty
Dilpreet Bajwa, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, 2000
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
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
Surface chemistry of coatings materials, corrosion, electrochemistry of coatings, coating lifetime prediction, concentrated random composites
Bret Chisholm, Ph.D.
University of Southern Mississippi, 1993
Combinatorial chemistry methods for coatings, novel organic-inorganic coatings applications, new polyester nanocomposites
Yongki Choi, Ph.D.
City University of New York, 2010
Nano-bio-electronics, carbon nanotube circuits, single-molecule electronics, biomedical applications
Andrew Croll, Ph.D.
McMaster University, Ontario, 2009
Polymers, Diblock Copolymers, Thin Films, Pattern
Stuart G. Croll, Ph.D.
University of Leeds, 1974
Postdoctoral: National Research Council, Canada
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
Soft Condensed Matter Theory, Computational Physics
Daniel L. Ewert, Ph.D.
University of North Dakota, 1989
Erik K. Hobbie, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, 1990
Postdoctoral: NRC Fellow, NIST, 1990-1992
Colloidal nanoparticles, polymers, complex fluids, chromatography, self-assembly, photoluminescence, flexible electronics
Thomas Ihle, Ph.D.
Technical University, 1996
Theory and Simulation of Complex Fluids (Colloids, miroemulsions and Biopolymers)
Long Jiang, Ph.D.
Nanyang Technological University, 2003
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
Theoretical, Computational, and Experimental Solid Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials, Composite Materials
Dinesh Katti, Ph.D.
University of Arizona, 1991
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
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
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
Valery R. Marinov, Ph.D.
Technical University of Sofia, 1992
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.
Physics of Lipid Membranes, Biophysics
Keerthi Nawarathna, Ph.D.
University of Houston, 2005
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
Inorganic/Organic Materials Chemistry, Chemical History
Jing Shi, Ph.D.,
Purdue University, 2004
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
Organic Materials Chemistry
Chad A. Ulven, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
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
Computational Soft Matter, Phase Separation, Diffusion, Interfaces Physics
Xinnan Wang, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, 2008
Experimental Biomechanics, Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Nanomechanical Characterization, Nanomanipulation
Dean Webster, Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1984
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
Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials, Advanced Composites, Fracture and Impact Mechanics