MNT Affiliated Faculty

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

Eugene B. Caldona, Ph.D.
Mississippi State University, 2020
Research Interests:
Advanced coatings and materials, Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Surface chemistry, 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

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

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

Syeed M. Iskander, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech, 2019
Postdoctoral, University of Southern California, 2019-2020
Research Interests:
Non-recyclable municipal solid waste management, Food waste management, Plastics pollution, Landfilling, and Landfill leachate management

Long Jiang, Ph.D.
Nanyang Technological University, 2003
Research Interests:
Polymer/composite processing, Polymer processing machinery/design, Nanocomposites, Biobased polymers/composites, 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, Nanocomposites and biomaterials

Kalpana Katti, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 1996
Research Interests:
Advanced composites, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Biomimetics, Materials characterization/modeling, Analytical electron microscopy, Bone tissue engineering

Dmitri Kilin, Ph.D.
Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany, 2000
Research Interests:
Photo-induced dynamic processes of charge transfer, Nonradiative charge carrier relaxation, Surfaces/interfaces of metal/semiconductor nanomaterials for photovoltaic/photocatalytic energy conversion

Svetlana Kilina, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 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, Transport in conjugated polymers

Andrei Kryjevski, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 2004
Research Interests:
First-principles theoretical descriptions of the electronic properties of nanomaterials

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

Sylvio May, Ph.D.
Jena, 1996
Research Interests:
Physics of lipid membranes, Biophysics

Selvakumar Prakash Parthiban, Ph.D.
Nagoya University, 2012
Research Interests:
Biomaterials, Regenerative medicine, Tissue-engineered vascular grafts, Microvasculature, Decellularized extracellular matrix, Bioceramics, Cancer and vascular biology

Xiaoning Qi, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2009
Research Interests:
Corrosion characterization and prevention, Coating design and formulation, Sustainable coatings, Nanocomposites

Mohiuddin Quadir, Ph.D.
Freie University of Berlin, 2010
Research Interests:
High performance delivery technologies, Biosynthetic interfaces for medical coatings, Synthesis of new polymers from bio-based resources

Seth C. Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Clemson University, 1994
Postdoctoral, University of Oregon, 1995-1999
Research Area:
Inorganic/organic materials chemistry, Chemical history

Bakhtiyor Rasulev, Ph.D.
Uzbek Academy of Science, 2002
Postdoctoral, Drew University, 2002; Jackson State University, 2004-2007
Research Area:
Structure-property studies of materials, Cheminformatics for materials,  Modeling of nanomaterials interactions with biosystems,  Nano-descriptors, Development of predictive structure-activity/toxicity models

Jing Shi, Ph.D.
Purdue University, 2004
Research Interests:
Microelectronics packaging, Direct-write material deposition, Laser processing for electronics, RFID applications, 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 Interests:
Synthetic organic chemistry, Natural products

Xiangqing (Annie) Tangpong, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
Research Area:
Vibrations, dynamics and friction, friction-vibration interaction, friction damping in rotating structures, damping in nanocomposites and biomaterials

Chad A. Ulven, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
Research Interests:
Advanced composites materials, Green materials processing, Nondestructive evaluation, Characterization of advanced materials under extreme conditions

Jessica Vold, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2015
Research Interests:
Additive manufacturing of materials, Polymer composites, Materials characterization, Entrepreneurship

Andriy Voronov, Ph.D.
Lviv Polytechnical Institute, 1994
Postdoctoral, Institute Charles Sadron, CNRS, 1997
Research Interests:
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, Interface physics

Danling Wang, Ph.D.
University of  Washington, 2013
Research Interests:
Chemiresistive sensors, Semiconducting nanomaterials, Optical spectroscopy, Electronic devices, Microfabrication

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

Xiangfa Wu, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003
Beijing Institute of Technology, 1998
Research Interests:
Nanofabrication/nanomaterials, Advanced functional composites, Fracture/impact mechanics

Jiale Xu, Ph.D.
SUNY Buffalo, 2020
Postdoctoral, University of Arizona, 2020-2021; Georgia Tech, 2021-2022
Research Interests:
Electrochemical nanomaterials for water treatment, nano-absorbent for contaminant removal, nano-photocatalysts, fate and transport of contaminants, wastewater reuse, PFAS contamination, and produced water treatment

Qifeng Zhang, Ph.D.
Peking University, 2001
Postdoctoral, University of Washington, 2006-2008
Research Interests:
Electronic materials, Nanomaterials: synthesis, characterization and device application, Nanotechnology, Materials/devices/technology for energy conversion and storage, Solar cells, Lithium ion batteries, Photocatalysis


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