Faculty

Name, Title Email Research Topic
Mark Aindow
Professor
Email30x30 Defects and Interfaces, Microstructural Development in Alloys and Thin Films & Electron Microscopy
S. Pamir Alpay
Professor and Department Head
Email30x30 Multiscale Modeling of Materials, Ferroic and Multiferroic Materials, Tunable Dielectrics for Microwave Devices, Electrothermal Properties, Materials in Electrical Contacts
Harold D. Brody
Distinguished Professor
Email30x30 Materials Processing, Alloy Casting and Solidification & Process Models
C. Barry Carter
Professor
Email30x30 Interfaces & Defects; Metals, Ceramics, Materials and Semiconducters; Nanomaterials; TEM, SEM and AFM. Materials for Energy Products and Storage; MSE Education
Avinash M. Dongare
Assistant Professor
Email30x30 Computational Materials Science, Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces, Thin Film Growth, Mechanics of Materials, Corrosion, Nuclear Materials, Multi-Scale Modeling
Pu-Xian Gao
Professor
Email30x30 Nanomaterials Synthesis, Characterization and Manipulation, Nanotechnology for Energy, Environmental and Biomedical Applications
Rainer Hebert
Associate Professor, Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation, and Director of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center
Email30x30 Phase Transformations, Metals & alloys, Metalic Glasses & Severe Plastic Deformation Processing
Bryan D. Huey
Associate Professor, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor, and Director for Graduate Studies
Email30x30 Scanning Probe Microscopy, Photovoltaics, Data Storage Dynamics, Nano-Bio-Mechanics, Functional Ceramics
Theodoulos Z. Kattamis
Professor
Email30x30 Solidification and Metals Joining, Materials Processing, Thin Coatings & Tribology
Cato Laurencin
University Professor
Email30x30 Advanced Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biodegradable Polymers, Nanotechnology
Seok-Woo Lee
Pratt & Whitney Assistant Professor
Email30x30 Mechanical behavior of materials at multiple length scales, Dislocation mechanics, in-situ nanomechanical test, and Rapid solidification & processing
Radenka Maric
CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy, Executive Director for the Innovation Partnership Building and Tech Park
Email30x30 Novel Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells
Serge M. Nakhmanson
Associate Professor and Director for Undergraduate Studies
Email30x30 Multiscale Modeling of Materials, Multifunctional Ferroics, Soft Materials
Rampi Ramprasad
Professor
Email30x30 Rational Materials Design using first principles and data-driven methods
George Rossetti Jr.
Associate Professor
Email30x30 Electroceramic Materials, Crystal Chemistry and Physics & Ceramic Processing Science
Prabhakar Singh
Professor and Director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Email30x30 High Temperature Materials, Oxidation and Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Mei Wei
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Email30x30 Tissue engineering, Scaffolds, Biomimetic Coatings, Ceramic-Polymer Composites, Nanomaterials, Drug Delivery
 
Professor-In-Residence
Diane J. Van Scoter
Associate Professor, MEM Co-director
Email30x30 Process Improvement and Development of STEM Teaching Methods and Materials
 
Faculty with Joint Appointments
Yusuf Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Tissue Engineering & Biocompatible & Biodegradable Scaffolds
Sangamesh Kumbar
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Applications
Lakshmi Nair
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30

Regenerative Engineering, Injectable Hydrogels, Nanostructured Materials, Drug Delivery

Syam Nukavarapu
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Advanced Biomaterials and Matrices for Tissue Engineering and
Regenerative Medicine
 
Additional Faculty in MSE Graduate Program
A. Jon Goldberg
Professor & Director, Center for Biomaterials
Email30x30 Structure-property relationships for biomaterials, catalyzed mineralization, tissue engineering, polyphenylene polymers, fiber-reinforced composites.
Menka Jain
Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Email30x30 Synthesis, characterizations, and understanding structure-property relationships of various interesting functional and multifunctional materials (such as dielectric, ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, multiferroic, magnetoelectric, thermoelectric)
Liisa T. Kuhn
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Reconstructive Sciences, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Biomaterials for drug delivery (e.g., anti-cancer drugs, osteogenic agents) scaffolds to support tissue regeneration stem cell expansion and differentiation
Jeffrey McCutcheon
Assistant Professor
Email30x30 Membrane Separations, Polymer Electrospinning, Forward Osmosis/Osmotic Power
Richard Parnas
Professor
Email30x30 Biofuels Process Design, Biodegradable Polymers, Pervaporation Membranes, and Biomass Extraction
Steven L. Suib
Director of IMS, Board of Trustees Professor, Professor of Chemistry
Email30x30 Solid State Inorganic Chemistry, Zeolites and Microporous Materials, Environmental Chemistry, Plasma Chemistry and Catalysis, Semiconductors, Inorganic Photocatalysis, Batteries, Ceramics
Brian Willis
Associate Professor
Email30x30 Nanotechnology, Molecular Electronics, Semiconductor Devices and Fuel Cells
     
Teaching, Research & Adjunct Faculty
Jacquelynn Garofano
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30  Advanced Materials Characterization, Electron Microscopy
Maurice Gell
Research Professor
Email30x30 Advanced Coatings Technology Development for Enhanced Durability, Superior Thermal Barrier Coatings
Daniel Goberman
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 High Temperature Environmental Barrier Coatings for Aerospace Applications
Joseph Mantese
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 Functional Materials, Ferroelectrics, Electrocalorics, Thermoelectrics, Sensors and Actuators 
Rajiv Naik
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 Composite Materials, Materials Design, Mechanical Properties
Greg Ojard
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 Experimental Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials
Amra Peles
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 Computational Materials Science, Multi-scale Materials Modeling, Density Functional Theory
     
Emeritus Faculty
James M. Galligan
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30  
Norbert D. Greene
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30  
Eric Jordan
United Technologies Professor of Advanced Materials Processing
Email30x30 Mechanical behavior of materials, high temperature materials, thermal barrier coatings, thermal spray processing and properties, and nano crystalline materials
Harris L. Marcus
Professor
Email30x30 Freeform Fabrication, Mechanical Behavior, Fatigue, Nanotechnology & Photonic Crystals
Arthur J. McEvily
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30 Metallurgy
John E. Morral
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30  
Donald Potter
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30 Materials Characterization, AFM, SEM, TEM, XRD