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Materials science and engineering

James Adams

James Adams

James Adams
President’s professor
Undergraduate program chair, materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Atomic-scale computer simulation to understand the structure, properties, processing and design of materials.

Jim.Adams@asu.edu
480-965-3316
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 281
Mailcode 6106

Terry Alford

Terry Alford

Terry Alford
Associate Director
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Materials properties for low-power electronics and novel integrated-circuit components formation and adhesion of sol-gel metal systems for biomedical applications.

TA@asu.edu
480-965-7471
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 242
Mailcode 6106

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Phase-field method, Pattern formation, Machine learning, Phase Transformations, Electromigration, Self-organization in soft matter, Vapor deposition.

Kumar.Ankit@asu.edu
480-965-4541
Tempe Campus,
Mailcode 6106

Candace Chan

Candace Chan

Candace Chan
Associate Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors; electrochemical energy storage, solar-to-fuel photoelectrochemistry, nanomaterial synthesis.

candace.chan@asu.edu
480-727-8614
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 38
Mailcode 6106

Nik Chawla

Nik Chawla

Nik Chawla
Ira A. Fulton Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Mechanical behavior and microstructural characterization of materials; fatigue, and fracture behavior of materials.

nchawla@asu.edu
480-965-2402
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 285
Mailcode 6106

Peter Crozier

Peter Crozier

Peter Crozier
Professor
Graduate program chair, materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Synthesis, characterization and evolution of nanomaterials and nanostructures related to energy and the environment; atomic level characterization of materials for applications to energy production; photocatalysis for energy production.

peter.crozier@asu.edu
480-965-2934
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 251
Mailcode 6106

Sandwip Dey

Sandwip Day

Sandwip Dey
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Adsorbents, catalysts and membranes for sustainable energy and clean water applications

sandwip.dey@asu.edu
480-965-7493
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 483
Mailcode 6106

Cody Friesen

Cody Friesen

Cody Friesen
Associate Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Integrated storage devices (batteries); electrochemical energy storage; surface science.

cfriesen@asu.edu
480-965-3954
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 395E
Mailcode 6106

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Computational materials design; microstructure and effective properties of heterogeneous materials; multifunctional composites design and modeling; granular materials; biomaterials.

yang.jiao.2@asu.edu
480-965-4560
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 387
Mailcode 6106

Stephen Krause

Stephen Krause

Stephen Krause
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Engineering education, engineering outreach to K-12, education materials characterization.

skrause@asu.edu
480-965-2050
Tempe Campus, ECG 207
Mailcode 6106

Jian Li

Jian Li

Jian Li
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Design and synthesis of organic semiconductor materials, study of the structure and electrical and optical properties of organic and inorganic molecules.

jian.li.1@asu.edu
480-727-8938
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 259
Mailcode 6106

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman
Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor in Solid State Science
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Semiconductor, superconductor and dielectric materials, thin film materials synthesis, materials characterization, electronic structure.

Nathan.Newman@asu.edu
480-727-6934
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 493
Mailcode 6106

Karl Sieradzki

Karl Sieradzki

Karl Sieradzki
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Mechanical properties and characterization of materials; electrochemistry and alloy corrosion; nanoporous materials; surface science.

karl.sieradzki@asu.edu
480-965-8990
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 395A
Mailcode 6106

Rakesh Singh

Rakesh Singh

Rakesh Singh
Associate Research Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Synthesis and characterization of superconductor-ferromagnetic heterostructures, photovoltaic materials, III-N semiconductors, high-Q microwave dielectrics and 2-gap superconductors

Rakesh.K.Singh@asu.edu
480-252-8067
Tempe Campus, GWC 148
Mailcode 6106

Sefaattin Tongay

Sefaattin Tongay
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Tongay’s research focuses on synthesis of next generation low-dimensional materials and understanding their optical, electrical, mechanical, and magnetic properties using state-of-art experimental and theoretical techniques. Research aims at incorporating these unusual materials in unique applications that are otherwise unattainable using conventional materials.

Sefaattin.Tongay@asu.edu
480-727-4301
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 283
Mailcode 6106

Qing Hua Wang

Qing Hua Wang

Qing Hua Wang
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Nanostructured materials, 2D atomic layered materials, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, electronic materials, self-assembled monolayers, scanning probe microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, materials synthesis, nanofabrication, surface science, materials chemistry

qhwang@asu.edu
480-965-0070
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 377
Mailcode 6106