Our research groups tackle real-world corrosion issues that resist easy solutions.
Materials Science and Engineering Research
We conduct innovative research in fundamental and applied areas that have significant impact on the nation’s technology priorities for the benefit of society. Our primary research thrusts are corrosion and electrochemistry; structural materials; electronic, magnetic and optical properties of materials; and soft materials. Core strengths in materials synthesis, characterization, and computation and materials informatics underpin and integrate these research areas. Our track record of success with government and private-sector funding sources positions us to play an active role in translating fundamental research results into real-world applications. Our research environment promotes respect, collaboration, student experience, innovation and impact to deliver excellence through diversity.
We pioneer research in aluminum and magnesium alloys and advance the state-of-the-art in materials for extreme environments.
Our research makes modern computation and communication possible.
We study and develop soft materials to solve challenges in sustainability and health.
Sophisticated microscopy and materials characterization instrumentation from standard scales down to the atomic level.
A unique opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in a summer research program in advanced materials synthesis.