Research Areas

Faculty and student research interests in our department are interdisciplinary, vast and varied; they range from adhesives analysis to ultrafast spectroscopy to polymer synthesis. For this reason, we present a rough overview of research done in our program in lieu of categorizing research areas into traditional categories. The following is by no means encompassing or exhaustive. For more information browse our faculty page or contact us.

 

Department Affiliations

 

 

Research Specializations

  • Elastomers
  • Mechanical behavior
  • Solid mechanics
  • Thermoplastics
  • Hydridosilsesquioxane and resin films
  • Microelectronic devices
  • Biological molecules
  • Biomaterial surfaces
  • Vibrational spectroscopy
  • Electronic spectroscopy
  • Polymer surfaces
  • Design and synthesis of novel polymeric carriers for drug delivery
  • Computational nanoscience
  • Computational studies of soft matter and complex fluids
  • Self-assembly and materials design
  • Phase behavior and dynamics of bulk and thin film polymer
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanofabrication technology development
  • Nanoimprint lithography
  • Molecular electronics
  • Organic electronics
  • Flat panel displays
  • Biopolymers
  • Molecular biosensors
  • Protein/DNA microarrays
  • Liquid crystals
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Composites
  • Tissue engineering
  • Macromolecule applications to medicine
  • Conjugated polymers
  • Controlling crystal polymorphism
  • Physisorbed monolayers
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Adhesive analysis
  • Fiber composites analysis
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Nonlinear mechanical behavior
  • Organic semiconductors: transistors, LEDs, solar cells, memories
  • Polymer rheology
  • Biomedical devices
  • Microtubules
  • Nanoparticle interactions with biomolecular systems
  • Constitutive equations
  • Electrorheological polymers
  • Polymer solution behavior
  • Antimicrobials & polymer-membrane interactions
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Engineered microenvironments
  • Metalloorganic and organometallic polymers
  • Artificial actuators