Zhou’s physics-based approach to computational materials promises a deeper understanding of materials’ equilibrium structure.
Materials Science and Engineering: Translating fundamental discoveries at the nanoscale into materials that benefit society.
The vast majority of the materials people encounter every day have been engineered to have specific properties that make the materials useful or valuable. As materials scientists and engineers, our goal is to understand how the arrangement of the materials' structures on a very fine scale translates into materials with properties that can benefit society. Our department continually strives to expand its core strengths and to work across disciplines to address complex challenges, from more efficient jet engines to new electronic materials that extend the limits of Moore's law. With recent faculty hires, we have reinforced our expertise in corrosion, high-temperature materials, surfaces and interface science, electronic materials, and computational materials science. And we are firmly established in such emerging fields as two-dimensional materials, soft and/or biological materials, and functional thermal material systems.
$1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s ASCENT program supports their research.
Team earns the President’s Lecture Series Award at Coatings+ 2021 for research in coatings for steel used in bridges and other...
The Olsen Fellowship was established in 2019, endowed by alumnus Greg Olsen’s $25 million gift to UVA Engineering.
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In sponsored research for FY 2021