A highly integrated experimental and multiscale modeling/simulation approach is utilized to engineer a broad range of materials with a desired micro- or nano-structure. Specific areas of interest include dynamics of complex fluids, such as polymeric and biological fluids, fiber suspensions, colloidal systems, as well as synthesis of functional nanoparticles and thin films. An exclusive relationship with ORNL has been established, which allows use of massively parallel supercomputers, access to the Spallation Neutron Source and a wide array of other state-of-the-art materials characterization facilities to accomplish research objectives.
Engineering of Soft Materials
Faculty conducting research in this area include Brian Edwards, John Zhanhu Guo, S. Michael Kilbey II, Siris Laursen, Stephen Paddison, Joshua Sangoro, Gila Stein, and Thomas Zawodzinski.
Engineering of Functional and Structural Materials
Faculty conducting research in this area include Brian Edwards, John Zhanhu Guo, Ramki Kalyanaraman, Bamin Khomami, S. Michael Kilbey II, Siris Laursen, Stephen Paddison, Art Ragauskas, Gila Stein, Thomas Zawodzinski, and several adjunct faculty.
Computational Materials Science and Engineering
Faculty conducting research in this area include Steve Abel, Manolis Doxastakis, Brian Edwards, Bamin Khomami, and Stephen Paddison.