Department of Materials Science & Engineering


Plastics, rubbers, proteins, epoxies, networks, and such belong to the broad class of materials called polymers, because all of these materials have many ("poly") small repeat units ("mers") covalently bonded together. Polymers have unique physical properties due to their considerable size, numerous conformations and chemical variety.

The nanoscale morphologies of self-assembled polymers, including block copolymers and ion-containing polymers, are under investigation along with efforts to correlate these morphologies to polymer chemistry and processing, as well as diffusion and mechanical properties. The surfaces of polymers and polymer blends are being controlled to promote adhesion to non-polymer materials or to direct cell and tissue growth.

Electro-active polymers and their composites are being processed to achieve enhanced ferroelectric performance and thermal-mechanical stability. Finally, polymers are being used to assemble carbon nanotubes in composites for mechanical, electrical and thermal applications.
Computational Materials
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Corrosion Corrosion
The field of corrosion science and engineering is on the threshold of important advances. Advances ...
Electrochemistry Electrochemistry
Electrochemistry is somehow the heart of research projects in the Department of Materials Science &...
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