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Faculty

Krishna Rajan

Eric Bloch Chair and Empire Innovation Professor
krajan3@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Materials informatics
  • Quantitative high resolution imaging
  • Atom probe tomography
Education:
  • ScD, Materials Science, MIT

Scott Broderick

Research Assistant Professor
scottbro@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Statistical learning for materials design
  • High throughput characterization
Education:
  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University

Erik Einarsson

Assistant Professor, Joint appointment with the Department of Electrical Engineering
erikeina@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Synthesis of low dimensional materials
  • Raman & time domain Thz spectroscopy
Education:
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Tokyo

Quanxi Jia

Empire Innovation Professor and National Grid Professor of Materials Research; Scientific Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI)
qxjia@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Thin film nanostructured multifunctional materials
Education:
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University at Buffalo

Eaton Lattman

Professor; Principal Research Scientist, Hauptman-Woodsward Institute; Professor, Department of Structural Biology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Director BioXFEL, an NSF Science and Technology Center
eatonlat@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Proteinn crystallography and x-ray laser science

Education:

  • PhD, Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University

Baishakhi Mazumder

Assistant Professor
baishakh@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Chemical imaging through atom probe tomography
Education:
  • PhD, Physics and Materials Science, University of Rouen, France

Prathima Nalam

Assistant Professor
prathima@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Tribology, soft mechanics, surface and interfacial forces, and atomic force microscopy
Education:
  • PhD, Materials Science, ETH Zurich

E. Bruce Pitman

Professor
pitman@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Applied mathematics and statistics for materials design
Education:
  • PhD, Mathematics, Duke University

Jung-Hun Seo

Assistant Professor
junghuns@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Materials design for flexible electronics
Education:
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Olga Wodo

Assistant Professor
olgawodo@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Informatics and high performance computing for materials design and manufacturing
Education:
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Fei Yao

Research Assistant Professor
feiyao@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Nanomaterials and nanostructures for energy storage and conversion
Education:
  • PhD,  Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea; Physics, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Xian Zhang

Assistant Professor
xazhang@buffalo.edu

Research Interests:

  • Numerical methods, theory and modeling of nano-mechanical systems
Education:
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

Staff

Margaret Poniatowski

Assistant to the Chair
Department of Materials Design and Innovation
127 Bell Hall
(716) 645-4351
mmp28@buffalo.edu

Research Staff and Visiting Scholars

Dr. Tianmu Zhang

Research Scientist

Dr. Sabry G. Moustafa

Research Scientist

Dr. Toshihasa Munekata

Visiting Scholar, MDI-Industry Scholar Residence Program

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America