Lee's vision for biomimicking sensor systems presents a complete story from materials to integration to application.
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.
Samantha Jaszewski and Shelby Fields publish landmark studies on stability of ferroelectric hafnium oxides.
Jen Locke has earned the TMS Frank Crossley Diversity Award
UVA Engineering and the II-VI Foundation: Decade-long Partnership Offers a Launchpad for Graduate Students
Since 2012, UVA professor Jerrold A. Floro has earned II-VI Foundation funding for three projects resulting in new discoveries.
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, starting Fall 2024
- Optical excitations in Transmission electron microscopy (EELS, EEGS, CL)
- Radiation tolerance of two-dimensional materials, lateral/vertical heterostructures, and moiré materials
- In-situ electron microscopy integrated with machine learning methodologies
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$ 11 M
In sponsored research for FY 2021