Current participants in the Nano PhD program draw from the departments of: Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. A list of faculty currently active in the Nano SE PhD program and nanotechnology research is given below:
Dr. S. P. Ahrenkiel, Associate Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, high resoltution TEM microscopy and diffraction methods, energy and nano materials. Group website
Dr. Dimitrios E. Anagnostou, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Reconfigurable, planar and flexible antennas and RF devices. Synthesis of EM structures using Neural Network techniques. Group website
Dr. D. Boyles, Professor of Chemistry, Ph.D., Purdue University; Synthetic organic chemistry, isolation, synthesis, modification of natural products, medicinal chemistry, synthesis of plant growth regulators, synthesis of conjugated polymers, supramolecular assembly, monomer and polymer synthesis.
Dr. R. Corey, Professor of Physics, Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis Experimental condensed matter physics, solid State NMR, characterization of electronic and magnetic materials.
Dr. W. Cross, Associate Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering , Ph.D. University of Utah, Composite materials, nano inks materials.
Dr. Haiping Hong, Research Scientist IV, Ph.D. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Carbon nanotube based composites, nanofluids, nanogrease.
Dr. J. Kellar, Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering; Ph.D., University of Utah; Nano- materials, characterization of composite materials.
Dr. Lidvin Kjerentgroen, Professor of Mechanical Eng; Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Dr. J. A. Puszynski, Professor of Chemical Engineering; Ph.D., Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague; Synthesis and processing of ceramics, combustion synthesis, reaction engineering, kinetics of heterogeneous reactions, mathematical modeling. Group website
Dr. S. Smith, Professor and Director of Nano Science and Engineering; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Energy and time-resolved nanoscale optical spectroscopy, electronic and photonic properties of nano- and energy-materials. Group website
Dr. David Salem, Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Director of Composites and Polymer Engineering (CAPE) Laboratory ; Ph.D., University of Manchester; Polymer processing and nanocomposites. CAPE web site
Dr. Vladimir Sobolev, Professor of Physics; Ph.D., The Kharkov State University, Ukraine; Properties of ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconducting, and high-temperature superconducting materials (bulk, thin films, and nanosize particles), magnetic resonance, magneto-optic investigations of magnetic films, acoustic measurements.
Dr. Micheal West, Associate Professor and Head of Materials and Metalurgical Engineering; Ph.D., The University of Tennessee; Friction Stir Welding
Dr. K. Whites, Steven P. Miller Endowed Chair and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Artificial electromagnetic materials; high impedance surfaces; ultra-wideband antennas and wireless communications; space-based gossamer antennas; solar sails and electromagnetic sailcraft; RF and microwave circuits; computational electromagnetics. Faculty webpage
Dr. Haeyeon Yang, Associate Professor of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Ph.D. Brown University. Molecular Beam Epitaxy of III-V semiconductor nanostructures, scanning tunneling microscopy. Group web site