Innovating Tomorrow’s Products Today
The technological challenges facing our nation and the world call for new materials with enhanced performance, novel functionality, advanced modeling, characterization and testing, and flexible design-enabling manufacturing techniques. Our focus involves advanced hard and soft matter as well as complex hybrid systems, spanning from bulk to nanoscale materials. Current and emerging thrust areas include materials for energy storage and conversion, novel electric, optic and magnetic materials, structural materials and processes for additive and other advanced manufacturing techniques, and materials for bio-technology, medicine and life-science. With dual emphasis on fundamental science and materials technology, our research aims for solutions to demands such as energy, transportation, communication, health and sustainability, while building future expertise in critical areas through research-based education.