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    Corrosion and Electrochemistry

    Materials Science and Engineering Our corrosion and electrochemistry research tackles real-world issues that resist easy solutions.
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    Cyber-Physical and Autonomous Systems

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering We are taking a national leadership role in the area of underwater, ground-based and aerial autonomous systems, bio-inspired systems, robotics, sensing, and autonomous vehicles. We are able to leverage our state-of-the-art facilities in mechatronics rapid prototyping as well as cyber-physical systems and manufacturing with our strong industrial ties.
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    Electrical Magnetic Optical Properties

    Materials Science and Engineering Our research in electrical, magnetic and optical properties of materials makes modern computation and communication possible.
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    Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology

    Chemical Engineering Our nanotechnology research explores polymer nanocomposites, nanomaterials, and advanced polymer membrane materials, including semiconductor and nanoparticle research, metal-organic frameworks crystal growth, and engineering biomaterials for diverse applications like tissue engineering, drug delivery, and electronic devices.
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    Soft Materials

    Materials Science and Engineering We study and develop soft materials to solve challenges in sustainability and health.
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    Structural materials

    Materials Science and Engineering We pioneer research in aluminum and magnesium alloys and advance the state-of-the-art in materials for extreme environments.