What Our Students And Faculty Do

Our graduate and undergraduate students, together with outstanding faculty and technical staff, conduct research in a variety of areas. Many of the research topics are interdisciplinary, with participation from other engineering, basic science, and medical disciplines.

Areas of current research strength include biomaterials, nano-materials, ceramics, composites, durability, electronic and optical materials, materials characterization, magnetic materials, metals and alloys, polymers and semiconductors.

In addition to state funding, we had grants, contract, and other research funding exceeding $1.1 million during the last academic year.

Partial List Of Funding Sources:

  • Department of Energy
  • National Science Foundation
  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency

Ongoing Research Projects


Anthony Ifeanyichu Elijius
Advisor: Dr. Roumiana S. Petrova
Research Topics: Boron Nanotubes, Nano Technology
Research Overview


Kimberly Ann Griswold
Advisor: Dr. Michael Jaffe
Research Topics: Nanoscale Drug Delivery, Dental Composites, Elecstrospinning
Research Overview


Thelma G. Manning
Advisor: Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Research Topics: Chemical Processing
Research Overview


Zhen Qin
Advisor: Dr. Tao Zhou
Research Topics: Condensed Matter Physics, Transition Metal Oxides, Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy
Research Overview


Sumit Saxena
Advisor: Dr. Trevor Tyson
Research Topics: Optical Materials, Lasers, Material Synthesis And Characterization
Research Overview


Naruemon Suwattanont
Advisor: Dr. Roumiana Petrova
Research Topics: MultiComponent Coating
Research Overview


Chi Yu
Advisor: Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Research Topics: Chemical Vapor Deposition of Aligned Single - Walled Carbon Nanotube
Research Overview