Faculty by discipline

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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-7471
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 242
Mailcode 6106

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit

Kumar Ankit
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Computational modeling of microstructure and defects’ evolution, Structure-processing correlations, Phase transformations, Deformation-reaction-convection couplings and pattern formation in materials processing and geoprocesses.

[email protected]
480-965-4541
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 265
Mailcode 6106

Hamed Arami

Hamed Arami

Hamed Arami
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Novel bioelectronic materials as brain-machine interfaces, materials science, bioelectronics, nanotechnology and molecular brain imaging

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.

[email protected]
480-727-8614
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 38
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.

[email protected]
480-965-2934
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 251
Mailcode 6106

Sandwip Dey

Sandwip Dey

Sandwip Dey
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Processing science of nanoparticles, nanowires, and epitaxial/polycrystalline films of metals and ceramics by VLS, co-precipitation, sol-gel, MOCVD, and ALCVD and their integration into devices for electronics, energy, or theranostic platforms for neoplastic diseases.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-3954
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 395E
Mailcode 6106

Qijun Hong

Qijun Hong

Qijun Hong
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Calculations of melting temperature, heat of fusion, heat capacity, thermal expansion, enthalpy, and diusion, via first principles molecular dynamics simulations, with applications in materials screening and discovery.

[email protected]

Tempe Campus

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao

Yang Jiao
Associate 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[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-727-8938
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 259
Mailcode 6106

Linqin Mu

Linqin Mu

Linqin Mu
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Designing advanced cathode materials for both lithium and sodium-ion batteries, understanding degradation mechanisms in batteries, synchrotron radiation characterizations

Alexandra Navrotsky

Shuaib Abdelrahman

Alexandra Navrotsky
Regents Professor
Materials science and engineering
Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Solid state chemistry, thermodynamics and structure of materials. Energy materials (fuel cells, batteries and water splitting), nuclear energy materials, hybrid inorganic/organic materials, zeolites, material stability on Earth and other planets.

[email protected]
480-965-5932
P.O. Box 871604
Tempe, AZ  85287-1604

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.

[email protected]
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.

[email protected]
480-965-8990
Tempe Campus, ISTB4 395A
Mailcode 6106

Sandhya Susarla

Sandhya Susarla

Sandhya Susarla
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Electron microscopy, condensed matter physics, quantum materials: two-dimensional materials and oxides

[email protected]
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

Sefaattin Tongay

Sefaattin Tongay

Sefaattin Tongay
Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Nanoscience, quantum materials, and nanotechnology. Nanomaterial design and synthesis, bulk crystal growth, novel quantum materials, epitaxial growth, 2D atomic layered materials, catalytic applications, atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopy, optical and Raman spectroscopy, electronic and optical materials, quantum transport, 2D polymers, metalorganic frameworks (MOFs), gas membrane separation, surface science

[email protected]
480-727-4301
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 283
Mailcode 6106

Sui Yang

Sui Yang

Sui Yang 
Assistant Professor
Materials science and engineering

Research Interests
Optical and electromagnetic materials, metamaterials and metasurfaces, artificial nanostructures, synthesis and self-assembly, nanoscience, photonics and optoelectronics, light-matter interactions at the nano- and quantum level, optical imaging, photochemistry and spectroscopy.

[email protected]
Tempe Campus