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Beaucage, Gregory, Professor, PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Office: 492 Rhodes Hall
Phone: (513) 556-3063
Homepage: GregoryBeaucage

Polymer Interfacial Properties, Scattering Theory, Semicrystalline Polymers, Polymer Thermodynamics and Chain Structure 

Iroh, Jude, Professor, PhD,
University of Connecticut
Director: PRC
Office: 498 Rhodes Hall
Phone: (513) 556-3115
Homepage: Jude Iroh

Conducting Polymers and Composites, Processing and Properties of Composites, Nanocomposites, Electrochemical Synthesis, Surface Coatings and Corrosion of Metals, Processing of Thin Films and Coatings.
Paz y Puente, Ashley, Assistant Professor
PhD, 2016, Northwestern University
Office: 640 ERC
Phone: (513) 556-3133
Phase transformations; diffusion reactions and kinetics; diffusion coatings; Kirkendall effect, metallic microtubes, intermetallics; high temperature alloys; shape memory alloys; additive manufacturing; metallic scaffolds; X-ray tomography.

Roseman, Rodney, Assoc Professor, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office: 891 Rhodes Hall
Phone: (513) 556-3187
Homepage: Rodney Roseman

Electronic ceramics with a focus on theoretical phenomenon in positive temperature coefficient of resistance materials. Medical Devices and Implants, Ceramic Composites, Microstructural/Property Relationships, Piezoelectrics

Schaefer, Dale, Professor, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office: 501L ERC
Phone: (513) 556-5431
Homepage: Dale Schaefer

Using polymer science method to control cell growth and inhibition on surfaces as well as to prevent corrosion.  An expert on characterization of materials using x-ray and neutron scattering.  Teaches course on thermodynamics and advanced courses on polymers, colloids, corrosion, bio-materials and x-ray diffraction.

Shanov, Vesselin, Professor, PhD,
University of Regensburg
Office: 580 ERC
Phone: (513) 556-2461
Lab: nanoworldsmart

Synthesis, characterization and application of carbon nanotubes and graphene; Carbon nanostructured assemblages such as CNT arrays, sheet and thread; Biodegradable magnesium materials and devices for medical applications; Teaching nanoscale science and technology; Nanomaterials engineering. Renewable energy; Grand challenges in engineering
donglushi.png Shi, Donglu, Professor, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Chair, The Materials Science and Engineering Program
Office: 493 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-3100
Lab: Nanomaterials & Nano Biomedicine
Design of Nanostructures; Structure-Property Relationships; Drug Delievery, Medical Imaging, Cell Targeting, Cancer Therapy; Nano Photonics, Magnetism, Photothermal Properties; Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering; Energy Materials and Devices
Steiner, Matt, Assistant Professor, PhD, 2014, University of Virginia
Office: 635A Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-2646
Phase transformations; metallurgy; intermetallics; chemical ordering; strain-effects on phase equilibria; materials characterization; thin film deposition; magnetic materials; crystallographic texture evolution; laser-material interactions
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Vasudevan, Vijay, Professor, PhD, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Office: 501D ERC
Phone: 513-556-3103
Homepage: Vijay Vasudevan

Physical Metallurgy; Phase Transformations; Mechanical Behavior; Deformation Mechanisms; Creep; Structure-Property Relations; Transmission Electron Microscopy; Diffraction; Spectroscopy
 Intermetallics; High Temperature Alloys and Composites; Nanoscale Materials; Thin Films and Interconnect materials


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  Ayres, Neil, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, PhD, University of Warwick

Office: 902 Crosley Tower
Phone: 513-556-9280
Synthetic polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on controlled/"living" radical polymerization. Polymer bioconjugates and biomimetics. Polymerizations from surfaces. Stimuli responsive polymers.
junhangdong.png   Dong, Junhang, Professor of Chemical Engineering, PhD, Nanjing University of Technology

Office: 694 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-3992
Microporous zeolite membranes and solid ionic thin films for molecular separations and membrane reactions; inorganic and inorganic-polymer composite ion separators for redox flow batteries; and gas-sensitive materials for harsh environment fiber optic chemical sensors.
heikenfeldjason.jpg   Heikenfeld, Jason, Professor of Electrical Engineering, PhD, University of Cincinnati

Office: 824 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-4763
Lab: Novel Devices Laboratory
Arrayed devices, rapid prototyping, electronic materials, electrowetting, microfluidics, and optics.

Ho, Chia-Chi, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, PhD, University of Delaware

Office: 684 ERC
Phone: 513-556-2438

Micropatterned biomaterials for tissue assembly, Biomaterials for directional cell self assembly, Membrane based bioseparations 

Millard, Ronald, Professor Emeritus, PhD, Boston University

Office: 5257A MSB
Phone: 513-558-2336

Molecular Dynamics In Heart Failure: cardiac muscle receptors and cytoskeletal proteins, programmed cell death molecules, and the regulation of norepinephrine release and recovery by adrenergic nerves. The studies utilize animal models with spontaneous and engineered genetic defects selected protein expression in cardiac muscle cells and in adrenergic nerves.

Schulz, Mark, Professor of Mechanical Engineering,PhD, University of Buffalo

Office: 408B Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-4132
Lab: NanoWorldSmart

Smart materials; intelligent structures; active control; nanotechnology.

Steckl, Andrew, Professor, PhD, University of Rochester, Ohio Eminent Scholar & Carl Gieringer Professor of Solid State Electronics

Office: 839 Rhodes Hall
Phone: 513-556-4777
Lab: NanoElectronics Lab

Electronic and photonic materials and devices, nano-materials, electrofluidics, microfluidics, biopolymers.

Zhang, Peng, Associate Professor of Chemistry, PhD, University of Toronto

Office: 124 Crosley Tower
Phone: 513-556-9222
Nanomaterials; photodynamic therapy against bacteria and tumor cells; biosensing; enhanced spectroscopy; photon upconversion