Faculty - Areas of Research
and Thesis Guidance
Russel E. Caflisch,
Ph.D.(Courant Institute, 1978)
Theory and numerical simulation for materials physics, epitaxial growth,
nanoscale systems, semiconductor device properties and design in
application to quantum well devices, quantum dots, nanocrystals and
S. Dunn, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1974)
Solid electrolytes, electrical
properties of ceramics and glasses, ceramic-metal bonding, optical
Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 1996)
Nanofabrication, nanoscale electronic materials and
devices, micro-nano electronic/optical/bio/ mechanical systems.
Ghoniem, Ph.D. (Wisconsin, 1977)
Mechanical behavior of high-temperature materials, radiation interaction
with material, material processing by plasma and beam sources, physics and
mechanics of material defects, fusion energy.
S. Goorsky, Ph.D. (MIT, 1989) - Electronic Materials Group
Electronic materials processing,
strain relaxation in epitaxial semiconductors and device structures,
high-resolution X-ray diffraction of semiconductors, ceramics, and
Ph.D. (MIT 1990)
Experimental mechanics, fracture of engineering solids, mechanics of thin
films and interfaces, failure mechanisms and characterization of composite
materials, ice mechanics and biomedical engineering.
H. Thomas Hahn,
Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State, 1971)
Nanocomposites, multifunctional composites, nanomechanics, rapid
prototyping, information systems
Robert F. Hicks, Ph.D. (UCBerkeley,
Richard B. Kaner,
Ph.D. (Pennsylvania, 1984)
Rapid synthesis of high-temperature materials, conducting polymers as
separation membranes for enantiomers, synthesis of carbon nanoscrolls and
Vidvuds Ozolins, Ph.D.
(Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998)
self-assembly, pattern formation, metal and semiconductor heteroepitaxy,
nanostructured materials, first-principles calculations, phase diagrams
and phase stability, ordering in alloys, dynamical properties of solids,
metal hydrides, complex hydrides, hydrogen storage, thermoelectrics.
Pei, Ph.D. (Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 1990)
polymers; Organic electronic devices; Electroactive polymer artificial
muscles; Electromechanical devices; Polymer synthesis; Nano-structured
polymer and hybrid materials.
Tu, Ph.D. (Harvard, 1968) - Electronic Thin Film Lab
Kinetic processes in thin films,
metal-silicon interfaces, electromigration, Pb-free interconnects.
Benjamin M. Wu, DDS (University of Pacific), Ph.D. (MIT)
Processing, characterization ans controlled delivery of biological
molecules of bioerodible polymers, design and fabrication of tissue
engineering scaffolds and precursors tissue analogs, tissue-material
interactions and dental biomaterials.
Ph.D. (UCLA, 1968)
Organic materials synthesis, organic electronic devices including
field-effect transistors, light- emitting devices, organic metals and
superconductors, Fallerene chemistry applied to those areas.
Xie, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1986) - Semiconductor
Materials Research Lab
Cross-talk isolation in Si RF-digital mixed signal integrated circuits,
SiGe, heteroepitaxial structures, self-assembled quantum dot arrays and
other Si-based novel device structures.
Yang, Ph.D. (Delaware, 1986) -
Mechanical behavior of polymer,
metal, and ceramic matrix composites, electronics packaging.
Yang Yang, Ph.D. (Massachusetts-LowelI,
Conjugated polymers and applicafions in optoelectronic devices such as
light-emitting diodes, photodiodes and field-effect transistors.
J. Ardell, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1964)
high-temperature deformation of solids, electron microscopy, physical
metallurgy of aluminum/lithium alloys, precipitation hardening.
L. Douglass, Ph.D. (Ohio State, 1958)
Oxidation and sulfidation kinetics
and mechanisms, materials compatibility, defect structures, diffusion.
Klement, Jr., Ph.D. (CalTech, 1962)
Phase transformations in solids,
high-pressure effects on solids.
D. Mackenzie, Ph.D. (lmperial C., London, 1954)
Glass science, ceramics, electrical
properties of amorphous materials, materials recycling.
Ono, Ph.D. (Northwestern U., 1964)
Mechanical behavior and
nondestructive testing of structural materials, acoustic emission,
dislocations and strengthening mechanisms, microstructural effects and
H. Shabaik, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 1966)
Metal forming, metal cutting,
mechanical properties, friction and wear, biomaterials, manufacturing
H. Sines, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1953)
Fracture of ceramics, fatigue of
metals, carboncarbon composites, failure analysis.
N.J. Wagner, Dr.rer.nat. (U. des Saarlandes, 1957)
X-ray and neutron diffraction;
structure of liquid and amorphous alloys, and plastically deformed metals;
biomaterfials; thin films; residual stresses.
S. Yue, Ph.D. (Purdue, 1957)
Semiconductor eutectics, electronic
materials for solar cell and detector applications, solidification and
Ph.D. (University of Oxford, 1999)
Technology of manufacture of ancient pigments and the study of artefacts
using non-invasive methods of examination and analysis exploring the
potentials of spectal imaging technologies.
Huang, Ph.D. (Harvard University, 2003)
Interface of functional nanosystems and biosystems, synthesis and
assembly of nanoscale materials through chemical and biological
approaches, design of novel nanodevice concepts.
Ph.D. (Univ. Illinois, 2002)
In situ microscopy, nanowire & nanocluster growth mechanisms,
surface thermodynamics, thin film physics, and kinetics of
phase transformations & chemical reactions.
Harry Patton Gillis, Ph.D. (U.
Application of surface science and chemical dynamics techniques to
elucidate fundamental molecular mechanisms and optimize practical
J. Gilman, Ph.D. (Columbia U., 1952)
mobility, metallic glasses, fracture phenomena, shock and deterioration
fronts, research management theory
A. Przystupa, Ph.D. (Michigan Tech, 1980)
Mechanical behavior of
Eric P. Bescher, Ph.D.,
Ph.D. (UCLA, 1997)
Advanced cementitious materials, sol-gel materials, organic/inorganic