Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
Andrea Harmer | Director of Web
Based Instruction | 610-758-4241 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Keyse | Research Scientist | 610-758-4283 |
Katrina Kraft | Administrative Manager | 610-758-3863 | email@example.com
Gene Lucadamo | Industrial Liaison Officer | 610-758-4855 |
William Mushock | SEM Manager | 610-758-4283 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Stetler | Coordinator | 610-758-3850 | email@example.com
Aronson | Economics | firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching areas: public finance; money and banking. Research interests: tax and e
xpenditure analysis; pension funds; municipal fund analysis.
Fil Bartoli | Electrical & Computer Engineering | email@example.com
Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Biophotonics.
Ricky Blum | Electrical and Computer Engineering |
System level analysis of communications systems including required signal-to-noise
ratios for given specifications, appropriate modulation and coding scheme, required bandwidths
with some emphasis on signal processing with
multiple sensors, wireless networks, sensor networks, and sensor fusion.
Alec Bodzin | Education and
Human Services | firstname.lastname@example.org
Design of Web-based inquiry learning environments; design and implementation of inquiry-based
science curriculum; visual instructional technologies; motivation and learning; pre-service teacher
education and teacher professional development.
S. Caram | Chemical Engineering | email@example.com
Reactive separation processes applied to energy and environmental, flow of granular materials, and reaction engineering of ceramics processing..
Chan | Materials Science & Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Application of reactive processing to fabricate unique ceramic/metal structures;
role of interfacial chemistry in determining the elevated temperature mechanical behavior
of ceramics; processing and microstructural development of lead based relaxor
ferroelectrics for transducer/actuator applications.
Xuanhong Cheng | Materials Science & Engineering | email@example.com
Development of microfabricated devices for clinical diagnostics and biology, interactions between single cells and enviornment through micro-devices and biosensors.
P. Coulter | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundamental issues related to materials processing, manufacturing science, and intelligent
manufacturing. Study of novel processing methodologies, process modeling, product quality
monitoring during processing, knowledge based control
for continuous process optimization, and micro- and nanoscale manufacturing processes.
Cutcliffe | Science, Technology, and Society | email@example.com
Social context and implications of scientific research and technological
development in all areas.
Delph | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research on the mechanics of solids with emphasis upon the behavior of solids at elevated
A particular interest has been the mechanisms of material failure at high temperatures.
Dierolf | Physics | email@example.com
Spectroscopic and microscopy investigations of rare earth doped LiNbO3 waveguide
devices and wide
band gap semiconductors and development of waveguide lasers.
Ding | Electrical Engineering & Computer Science | firstname.lastname@example.org
Efficient generation, amplification, and detection of electromagnetic waves in the range
from mid-infrared to millimeters (2-2000 microns) based on nonlinear-optical materials and
nanostructures; efficient and highly-coherent blue
and UV lasers; nanostructures and nanodevices; chemical and biological sensing.
John DuPont | Materials Sci & Eng and Mechanical Eng | email@example.com
Associate Director of the Energy Research Center. Research interests include solidification processing (including casting, welding, and laser processing), direct deposition of materials using Laser Engineered Net Shaping, alloy development, failure analysis, and high temperature corrosion of engineering alloys.
Sharon Friedman | Journalism and Communication | firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus on how scientific, environmental, technological and health issues are communicated to the public. Conducts research on risk communication and on mass media coverage of such risk issues as the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents, Alar, radon, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, and nanotechnology. Currently working on research about U.S. and U.K. media coverage of potential health and environmental risks of nanotechnology.
James Gilchrist | Chemical Engineering | email@example.com
Colloidal and nanoparticle self-organization and assembly, chaotic mixing and segregation
of complex fluids and granular materials, microfluidic devices and applications.
Grenestedt | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | firstname.lastname@example.org
Analytical, numerical, and experimental research on mechanics of composite materials
and structures, focusing on load bearing primary structures for ships and aerospace. Design,
manufacturing and testing of composites and steel joints; design, analysis, manufacturing and
testing of a new concept for ship hull; new manufacturing technique for ailerons; high strength
core for sandwich construction; and warpage reduction of
printed circuit boards, computer chip substrates, and optoelectronic packages.
Harmer | Materials Science and Engineering | email@example.com
Science of ceramic powder processing (especially sintering) and with the understanding
and control of the relationships between the microstructure and properties of advanced structural
and electronic ceramic materials, including current
research in the sintering of nanoparticles on metals (gold) and ceramics.
Hatalis | Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Electronic thin film materials and devices.
Flat panel displays. Microelectronics on flexible substrates. Integrated microsystems.
Hwang | Electrical Engineering & Computer Science |
High-speed, high-frequency optical devices and integrated circuits; microwave photonics;
VCSEL arrays; infrared detectors; solid-state high-power microwave sources; modeling and
characterization of RF and microwave power transistors and integrated circuits; failure
mechanisms and reliability for power transistors, MEMS switches, and integrated optics;
design of high-speed laser arrays and drivers for optical interconnects; growth of infrared
lasers and detectors on Si through thin buffer layers; intra-cavity FM modulation of microchip
solid-state lasers relating to interaction of microwave and optics; investigation of
monolithic microwave integrated circuits for airborne phased-array radars
Jagota | Chemical Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Biomimetics, mechanics, and molecule-nanomaterial interactions.
Jain | Materials Science & Engineering | email@example.com
Glasses - structure and properties of glass; glass-metal reactions; glasses for photonics:
sensors, infrared optics, waveguides, photo- and nano-lithography for MEMS/NEMS; corrosion of
glass in relation to manufacturing and nuclear waste repository environment; diffusion and nuclear
spin relaxation; irradiation effects. Ceramics - conductivity and dielectric properties of
amorphous and crystalline ceramics; irradiation effects; point defects, electrical relaxation,
surface conduction; liquid phase sintering; radiation enhanced processing. Other - light-induced
phenomena and their application in new devices; tailored transparent ferroelectric nano-composites;
cation diffusion in perovskite structure; processing of materials for optical applications.
Sabrina Jedlicka | Materials Science & Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Current research interests focus on the fundamental interactions between mammalian cells and cell culture substrates. Specifically in developing reproducible, stable biointerfaces that communicate with cells and ultimately modulate cell fate and function. Research in her lab centers on the novel development of new implantable biomaterials, as well as a variety of characterization methods, including the adaption of non-traditional methods to biological problems. Research areas: Biomaterials synthesis & characterization; neuroengineering, bio-interface design, surface science, neuronal cell biology.
Kiely | Materials Science & Engineering | email@example.com
Application and development of transmission electron microscopy techniques for the study of
nanoscale features in materials. Areas of interest include catalyst materials, nanoparticle
self-assembly, nanowires, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes,
metal-semiconductor contacts, metal-oxide interfaces and semiconductor heteroepitaxy.
Sushil Kumar | Electrical and Computer Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intersubband semiconductor lasers(quantum-cascade lasers) and detectors, terahertz technology, silicon
photonics, plasmonics, quantum electronics. Quantum-Cascade Laser (QCL) with applications in areas
such as disease diagnosis, quality control in drug manufacturing, and the study of star and galaxy
Kai Landskron | Chemistry | email@example.com
Organic-inorganic hybrid solid state materials. Materials' properties characterization and optimization involving physical chemistry, materials science, and materials engineering. Integrating fundamental and application-oriented science. Interest in hierarchically ordered materials with a well defined structure at multiple length scales ranging from the nanometer, micrometer to the millimeter level.
Lyman | Materials Science & Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Electron microscopy and microanalysis of metals, ceramics, and heterogeneous catalysts.
McHugh | Chemical Engineering | email@example.com
Research interests include polymer rheology and rheo-optics,
polymer processing and modeling, membrane formation, and drug delivery.
Steven McIntosh | Chemical Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Catalysis, solid state ionics, electrochemistry and reaction engineering centered on the development of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and high temperature membrane reactors. Design of new materials and composites for SOFC electrodes. Development of new materials and SOFC’s that will operate on a wide variety of fuels with increased efficiency.
Misiolek | Materials Science & Engineering | email@example.com
Materials processing and process engineering. Focus on deformation and workability, micro
forming, physical metallurgy, powder metallurgy, surface treatment and
coatings, physical and numerical modeling, material characterization, and machining.
Nied | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | firstname.lastname@example.org
Active areas of research include polymer processing, fracture mechanics, electronic packaging,
and welding. Development of advanced numerical methods with an emphasis on specialized
finite element codes for processing simulation and 3-D fracture analysis
Daniel Ou-Yang | Physics | email@example.com
Light scattering (pancake - quasi brush transition, bridging flocculation, grafting
polymers by competitive adsorption, copolymer aggregation, and aggregation behavior of
water soluble associative polymers) and optical tweezers (micro-viscoelasticity of associating
polymers, Stokes Drag of a single emulsion droplet, hydrodynamic interactions,
and specific and non-specific interactions between a wall and a particle).
Pearson | Materials Science & Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
nanotechnology to engineering plastics, specifically the use of SBM
terpolymers to produce nanodomains in epoxies (for toughening), the use
of nanoclays (strength and stiffness), and the use of nanosize silver
particles (for conducting adhesives).
Rickman | Materials Science & Engineering | email@example.com
Development of computer simulation methodologies for describing fluids and solids, determination of the
elastic properties of defects and the kinetics of phase transformations.
Roberts | Chemical Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Application of solid-state and solution-state NMR techniques to various problems
in physical, analytical, inorganic, polymer and materials chemistry.
Rockwell | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | email@example.com
Unsteady flows, flow-induced vibration and noise generation for unsteady separated flows, with emphasis
on global imaging techniques, for quantitative visualization of flow phenomena.
Slava Rotkin | Physics | firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiscale modeling of physical properties of nanotubes/nanowires, their interaction with
bio-molecules, simulation of nanoscale/molecular electronic and optical devices.
Sause | Civil & Environmental Engineering | email@example.com
Research and scholarship areas include earthquake engineering and structural dynamics;
structural materials; innovative structural systems; and infrastructure monitoring.
Mark Snyder | Chemical Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Design of inorganic and functionalized nanomaterials controlled by nanoparticle (i.e., metal oxide) synthesis and functionalization; assembly and templating of porous, functionalized, and replica materials; multiscale modeling of adsorption and molecular transport; applications in inorganic membrane- and adsorption-based separations, catalysis (e.g., biomass to high-value chemicals), and integrated reaction-separation technologies.
Stavola | Physics | email@example.com
Physics of defects in semiconductors, hydrogen-related defects and light element
impurities, control of doping in semiconductors, spectroscopy, and uniaxial stress techniques.
Nick Strandwitz | Materials Science & Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Semiconductors; surface and interface engineering; photoelectrochemistry; solar energy conversion; atomic layer deposition
Tatic-Lucic | Computer Science & Engineering | email@example.com
Deep silicon etching and anodic bonding; applications of MEMS in cell biology and neuroscience;
MEMS/NEMS fabrication, design, packaging, and reliability; physics of sensors and sensor design.
Toulouse | Physics | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nonlinear optical effects
in glasses and fibers, and their use for optical communications and sensing.
Natasha Vermaak | Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics | email@example.com
Multifunctional architecture materials and structures; application of mathematical optimization
techniques for the design of material composition, microstructure and structural topology; modeling
thermostructural and materials degradation and durability; design and optimization of bio-inspired
actuators and sensors; ultra-light weight aerospace structures; and integrated computational materials
Dmitri Vezenov | Chemistry | firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermolecular interactions in soft matter; chemical force microscopy; bio-nano-photonics; analytical microdevices; novel DNA sequencing technologies; controlled synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials.
Vinci | Materials Science & Engineering | email@example.com
Processing and mechanical behavior of thin films for microelectronics and MEMS applications
over a wide range of temperatures; development
of novel glass substrates for DNA array chips; mechanical behavior of natural materials.
Masashi Watanabe | Materials Science & Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Analytical electron microscopy of interfaces in various materials, electron energy-loss spectrometry, X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry, practical applications of aberration-corrected instruments, advanced statistical analysis on multi-dimensional data.
Edmund Webb | Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics | email@example.com
Simulation techniques across multiple length and time scales to elucidate fundamental phenomena
controlling the mechanical response of materials. Current studies include stress evolution in
nanostructures and thin films, capillary driven fluid flow in reactive flow systems, and mass and heat
transport processes at interfaces between dissimilar materials.
Zhiyuan Yan | Electrical & Computer Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coding and modulation, wireless communications, VLSI design and implementation for communication and signal processing systems, cryptography.
Xiaohui (Frank) Zhang | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | email@example.com
Research on the biomechanical and biochemical properties of proteins, development of new experimental
and diagnostic approaches based on single-molecule manipulation and detection techniques, as well as
application of these tools to study cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Chao Zhou | Electrical and Computer Engineering | firstname.lastname@example.org
Development of Optical Coherence Microscopy (OCT) technologies. Extensive experience in the field of
biomedical optical imaging and the development and validation of novel modalities for the imaging of
humans and animals ranging from measuring the brain function to monitoring cancer treatments. Real
time generation of insitu 3D images of tissue morphology, function, and pathological status.