Faculty

 

  Name, Title Email Research Topic  
Mark Aindow
Professor
Executive Director for Innovation, External Engagement, and Industry Relations
Email30x30 Defects and Interfaces, Microstructural Development in Alloys and Thin Films & Electron Microscopy  
Professor Alpay S. Pamir Alpay
Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships;
GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing; Executive Director, UConn IPB/Tech Park
Email30x30 Materials Modeling, Functional Materials, Metallurgy  
Harold D. Brody
Distinguished Professor
Email30x30 Materials Processing, Alloy Casting and Solidification & Process Models  
Avinash Dongare Avinash M. Dongare
Associate Professor
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor in Engineering Innovation
Email30x30 Atomic Scale Modeling, Mesoscale Modeling, Microstructural Evolution, Mechanics of Materials, Defects, Interfaces, Materials Under Extreme Environments  
Lesley D. Frame
Assistant Professor
Email30x30 Metals Processing, Manufacturing, Corrosion, Residual Stress, Phase Transformations, Structure – Property – Processing Relationships  
Pu-Xian Gao
Professor
Email30x30 Nanomaterials Synthesis, Characterization and Manipulation, Nanotechnology for Energy, Environmental and Biomedical Applications  
Rainer Hebert
Rainer Hebert
Associate Professor, Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation, Director of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, and Associate Director of IMS
Email30x30 Phase Transformations, Metals & alloys, Metalic Glasses & Severe Plastic Deformation Processing  
Bryan Huey Bryan D. Huey
Department Head, Professor
Email30x30 Scanning Probe Microscopy, Photovoltaics, Data Storage Dynamics, Nano-Bio-Mechanics, Functional Ceramics  
Jasna Jankovic Jasna Jankovic
Assistant Professor
Email30x30 Advanced Imaging and Spectroscopy Techniques, Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Applications, Fuel Cells, Batteries, Structure-Property-Performance Correlation  

Theo Z. Kattamis
Professor
Email30x30 Solidification and Metals Joining, Materials Processing, Thin Coatings & Tribology  
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
University Professor and Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor
Email30x30 Advanced Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biodegradable Polymers, Nanotechnology  
Seok-Woo Lee
Pratt & Whitney Assistant Professor
Email30x30 Mechanical Behavior of Materials at Multi-length Scales, In-situ Cryogenic Nanomechanical Characterization, Computer Simulations of Dislocations, Single Crystal Growth, Laser-beam Lithography  

Radenka Maric
Vice President for Research, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy
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  
Volkan Ortalan Volkan Ortalan
Associate Professor
Email30x30 Ultrafast Electron Microscopy, Aberration-corrected In-situ TEM, Heterogeneous Catalysts, Materials Under Extreme Conditions, Polymers, Low-dimensional Materials, Additive Manufacturing  

George Rossetti
George A. Rossetti Jr.
Associate Department Head,
Associate Professor
Email30x30 Dielectric & Piezoelectric Ceramics, Ferroelectricity, Phenomenological Modeling, Electrical & Thermophysical Properties Characterization  
Stefan Schaffoener Stefan Schaffoener
Assistant Professor
Email30x30 Ceramics and composites, Corrosion, High temperature materials processing  
Prabhakar Singh
UTC Endowed Chair Professor
Email30x30 High Temperature Materials, Oxidation and Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells  
Yuanyuan Zhu Yuanyuan Zhu
Assistant Professor
Email30x30
Advanced and In-situ STEM, Deep Learning, Heterogenous Catalysis, Irradiation Effects, Functional Nanomaterials  
   
Faculty with Joint Appointments
 
Yusuf Khan
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Tissue Engineering, Biocompatible and Biodegradable Scaffolds  
Sangamesh Kumbar 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 Lakshmi Nair
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30

Regenerative Engineering, Injectable Hydrogels, Nanostructured Materials, Drug Delivery

 
Syam Nukavarapu Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Syam Nukavarapu
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Email30x30

Biomaterials, Engineered Matrices, Tissue Engineering

 
   
Additional Faculty in MSE Graduate Program
 

Menka Jain
Associate Professor, Department of Physics

 

Email30x30

Synthesis, Characterizations, and Understanding Structure-Property Relationships of Various Interesting Functional and Multifunctional Materials (i.e. Dielectric, Ferroelectric, Ferromagnetic, Multiferroic, Magnetoelectric, Thermoelectric)  
Liisa Kuhn Liisa T. Kuhn
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

 

Email30x30

Biomaterial Scaffolds for Drug Delivery and Bone Tissue Engineering  
Jeffrey McCutcheon
Associate 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, Nanofabrication, Photocatalysis, Plasmonics  
   
Teaching, Research & Adjunct Faculty
   
Dr. Ryan M. Deacon

Ryan M. Deacon
Adjunct Professor

Email30x30 Alloy Development, High Temperature Corrosion, Materials Characterization with Electrons and X-rays  
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  
Weiming Lu Weiming Lu
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 Carbon Materials and their Applications  
Rajiv Naik Rajiv Naik
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 Composite Materials, Materials Design, Mechanical Properties  
Greg Ojard
Adjunct Professor
Email30x30 Experimental Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Advanced Materials  
Professor Ramamurthy Ramprasad Rampi Ramprasad
Research Professor
Email30x30 Rational Materials Design Using First Principles and Data-driven Methods  
Diane J. Van Scoter
Associate Professor in Residence, MEM
Email30x30 Process Improvement and Development of STEM Teaching Methods and Materials  
Peiman Shahbeigi 

Peiman Shahbeigi-Roodposhti
Assistant Research Professor

Email30x30 Mechanical Behavior of Nanomaterials at Elevated Temperatures  
Mei Wei
Research Professor
Email30x30 Tissue Engineering, Scaffolds, Biomimetic Coatings, Ceramic-Polymer Composites, Nanomaterials, Drug Delivery  
   
Emeritus Faculty
     
Professor C. Barry Carter C. Barry Carter
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30 Interfaces & Defects; Metals, Ceramics, Materials and Semiconducters; Nanomaterials; TEM, SEM and AFM. Materials for Energy Products and Storage; MSE Education  
  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
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30 Freeform Fabrication, Mechanical Behavior, Fatigue, Nanotechnology & Photonic Crystals  
McEvily Arthur J. McEvily
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30 Metallurgy  
  John E. Morral
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30    
  Donald Potter
Emeritus Professor
Email30x30 Materials Characterization, AFM, SEM, TEM, XRD