Laine, Richard | Faculty

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

2114 HH Dow


Laine Group

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Southern California, 1973
B.S., Chemistry, California State University, 1969

Research Interests
Synthesis and processing of inorganic/organic hybrids, metalloorganic and organometallic polymers, and nano building blocks based on polyfunctional octahedral (octafunctional) and dodecahedral Silsesquioxanes (POSS). Research in the nano-oxide powder area emphasizes the direct synthesis of single and mixed-metal oxide nano powders by flame spray pyrolysis of mixed-metal metallo-organics. The resulting powders are characterized for their structural, catalytic (energy  conversion  in particular) and photonics applications.