Core Faculty

Faculty
Research Interests
Barnett,
                                    Scott

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

s-barnett( at )northwestern.edu
Deposition, structure, and properties of thin-film ceramic and semiconductor materials; solid oxide fuel cells
Bedzyk,
                                    Michael

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Physics and Astronomy

Co-Director, Northwestern Synchroton Research Center

Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

bedzyk( at )northwestern.edu
X-ray scattering; spectroscopy of interface structures
Carr,
                                    Stephen

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Engineering

s-carr( at )northwestern.edu
Novel polymer solids; materials selection
Chang,
                                    Robert

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Materials Research Institute

r-chang( at )northwestern.edu
Nanoscale materials design; synthesis; and device fabrication
Chung,
                                    Yip-Wah

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

ywchung( at )northwestern.edu
Surface science, tribology, design and characterization of hard coatings and thing films, and alloy development
Dravid,
                                    Vinayak P.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Abraham Harris Professor

Director, Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization (NUANCE) Center

v-dravid( at )northwestern.edu
Understanding and manipulating complex atomic and nanoscale features and phenomena
Dunand,
                                    David

James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Co-Director, Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)

dunand( at )northwestern.edu
Processing, structure, and properties of metallic alloys, composites, and foams
Faber,
                                    Katherine

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

k-faber( at )northwestern.edu
Multifunctional ceramics; ceramic composites; and coatings
Hersam,
                                    Mark C.

Bette and Neison Harris Chair in Teaching Excellence

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering (MRSEC)

m-hersam( at )northwestern.edu
Nanoelectronics; nanophotonics; sensors; alternative energy; catalysis; semiconductors; carbon nanotubes; graphene; organic and biological functionalization; nanolithography; scanning probe microscopy
Huang,
                                    Jiaxing

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

jiaxing-huang( at )northwestern.edu
Synthesis, assembly, and properties of metal nanoparticles, organic nanowires, and graphene-based materials
Joester,
                                    Derk

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

d-joester( at )northwestern.edu
Bio-mineralization; (reverse) engineering biological composite materials synthesis
Lauhon,
                                    Lincoln J.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

lauhon( at )northwestern.edu
Synthesis and nanoscale characterization of low-dimensional materials
Luijten,
                                    Erik

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

luijten( at )northwestern.edu
Computational statistical mechanics of complex fluids; electrostatically driven self-assembly phenomena; phase behavior and kinetics of colloidal suspensions and polymeric systems; Monte Carlo algorithms
Marks,
                                    Laurence

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

l-marks( at )northwestern.edu
Nanoparticles; nanotribology; surface science; transmission electron microscopy; electron crystallography
Mason,
                                    Thomas

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

t-mason( at )northwestern.edu
Electroceramics, ceramics for energy-conversion, nanoceramics
Mirkin,
                                    Chad

George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and (by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

chadnano( at )northwestern.edu
Developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials on the nano scale and utilizing such structures in the development of analytical tools
Olson,
                                    Gregory B.

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

g-olson( at )northwestern.edu
Dynamic multilevel structure; systems design of materials
Olvera de la Cruz,
                                    Monica

Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and (by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering

m-olvera( at )northwestern.edu
Polymer theory; phase transformations; poly-electrolytes
Petford-Long,
                                    Amanda

Senior Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Lab

Director, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Lab

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

petford.long( at )anl.gov
Understanding the behavior of magnetic, ferroelectric, and multiferroic oxide nanostructures, and in particular determining the role that interfaces play in controlling this behavior
Seidman,
                                    David

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Founding Director of the Northwestern University Center for Atom-Probe Tomography (NUCAPT)

d-seidman( at )northwestern.edu
High-temperature structural metallic alloys; phase transformations in metallic alloys; atomic-scale interfacial phenomena in metals and semiconductors; silicidation reactions; three-dimensional atom-probetomography and field-ion microscopy
Shah,
                                    Ramille

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, (by courtesy) Biomedical Engineering and Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine

ramille-shah( at )northwestern.edu
Development and Characterization of 3D Printed Materials for Biomedical, Energy, and Advanced Structural Applications
Shull,
                                    Kenneth

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

k-shull( at )northwestern.edu
Polymer surfaces and interfaces; micromechanics of soft materials
Stair,
                                    Kathleen A.

Assistant Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

Senior Lecturer of Materials Science and Engineering

kstair( at )northwestern.edu
Engineering education; laboratory exercises in materials science; technical writing
Stupp,
                                    Samuel

Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Medicine

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine

s-stupp( at )northwestern.edu
Self-assembly; supramolecular materials; synthesis of new materials; nanotechnology; solar energy materials; biomaterials for regenerative medicine
Torkelson,
                                    John M.

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence

j-torkelson( at )northwestern.edu
Dynamics; films; polymerization; phase behavior of polymers
Voorhees,
                                    Peter W.

Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

p-voorhees( at )northwestern.edu
Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations: solid oxide fuel cells; nanowire growth processes; measurement and analysis of materials microstructure in three-dimensions; and phase field models for interfacial evolution
Wessels,
                                    Bruce

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (by courtesy)

b-wessels( at )northwestern.edu
Electronic and photonic materials; oxide thin films; spintronic III-IV semiconductors
Wolverton,
                                    Chris

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

c-wolverton( at )northwestern.edu
Energy materials and atomic-scale computational materials science

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