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
Dante Battocchi, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2012
Corrosion, Pigmentation, Materials protection
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
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 formation, Mechanics
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
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
Long Jiang, Ph.D.
Nanyang Technological University, 2003
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
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, Nanocomposites and biomaterials
Kalpana Katti, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 1996
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
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, 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, Transport in conjugated polymers
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, Nanocomposite coatings and deposition, Design for composites manufacturing, 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, Computation/simulations
Mohiuddin Quadir, Ph.D.
Freie University of Berlin, 2010
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
Inorganic/organic materials chemistry, Chemical history
Bakhtiyor Rasulev, Ph.D.
Uzbek Academy of Science, 2002
Postdoctoral, Drew University, 2002; Jackson State University, 2004-2007
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
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
Synthetic organic chemistry, Natural products
Wenfang Sun, Ph.D.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1995
Postdoctoral, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997-1999
Organic materials chemistry
Xiangqing (Annie) Tangpong, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
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
Advanced composites materials, Green materials processing, Nondestructive evaluation, Characterization of advanced materials under extreme conditions
Andriy Voronov, Ph.D.
Lviv Polytechnical Institute, 1994
Postdoctoral, Institute Charles Sadron, CNRS, 1997
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, Interface physics
Danling Wang, Ph.D.
University of Washington, 2013
Chemiresistive sensors, Semiconducting nanomaterials, Optical spectroscopy, Electronic devices, Microfabrication
Dean Webster, Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1984
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
Nanofabrication/nanomaterials, Advanced functional composites, Fracture/impact mechanics
Wenjie Xia, Ph.D.
Northwestern University, 2016
Multiscale modeling, Mechanics of materials, Polymers and composites, Soft matter, Bioinspired materials, Mechanobiology
Qifeng Zhang, Ph.D.
Peking University, 2001
Postdoctoral, University of Washington, 2006-2008
Electronic materials, Nanomaterials: synthesis, characterization and device application, Nanotechnology, Materials/devices/technology for energy conversion and storage, Solar cells, Lithium ion batteries, Photocatalysis