Our research portfolio is highly interdisciplinary and pushes the boundaries of traditional classifications in materials science research to establish a new paradigm for materials design and innovation. The department is organized into two broad overlapping research themes: Methodology Science and Discovery Science.
The Methodology Science research cluster focuses on advancing and/or developing new techniques in experimental and computational materials science.
The Discovery Science research cluster emphasizes innovations in the development of new materials, processes and expanding the design envelope for building devices and systems for a broad range of technological applications.
Advancing the tools of applied mathematics, statistics, machine learning, machine vision and information science, into experimental and computational materials science.
Research in the field of computing, multiscale modeling, and simulation of structure-property relationships in hard and soft materials.
Specialized research in high resolution imaging, time-resolved spectroscopy and property measurements for molecular scale materials characterization, and research directed towards instrumentation development and sensor design.
Exploring all aspects of materials synthesis and processing methods that promote the accelerated discovery of new materials and emergent phenomena, including high throughput protein crystal growth, low dimensional materials, nanostructured multifunctional materials and alloy design.
Advancing accelerated discovery, modeling, characterization and nanofabrication of materials for energy storage and conversion for renewable energy and carbon neutral technologie.
Research at the nexus of materials informatics, human-machine interactions and robotics leading to accelerated innovation in environmentally conscious materials manufacturing and sustainable materials design.