The design and discovery of materials are at the heart of new products, therapies and technologies that drive solutions to our biggest societal challenges. Whether biodegradable replacements for polystyrene to novel two-dimensional materials that could provide next-generation energy storage solutions to smart, wearable textiles that marry form and function, our Materials research is world-renowned.

Some examples of faculty expertise:

  • Mesoscale phenomena and light-matter interactions
  • Smart energy technologies
  • Layered, machinable ternary carbides and nitrides combining ceramic and metal properties
  • Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials
  • Commercial application of new materials
  • Biomaterial and biomechanic technologies to develop treatments for damaged or diseased tissue
Student doing research