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Leadership

School Director

Lenore Dai

Lenore Dai

Lenore Dai
School Director
Professor, Chemical engineering

Research Interests
Surface, interfacial, and colloidal science with emphases on functionalizing nanoparticles and liquid-liquid interfaces; environmentally responsive (“smart”) materials; novel polymers and polymer composites; rheology

lenore.dai@asu.edu
480-965-4112
Tempe Campus, ECG 303
Mailcode 6106

Associate Director

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

Undergraduate program chairs

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

Nik Chawla

Nik Chawla

Nik Chawla
Professor 
Undergraduate program chair, materials science and engineering (Fall 2018 only)

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

Shuguang Deng

Shuguang Deng

Shuguang Deng
Professor
Undergraduate program chair, chemical engineering (Fall 2018 only)

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

shuguang.deng@asu.edu
480-727-7238
Tempe Campus
Mailcode 6106

David Nielsen

David Nielsen

David Nielsen
Associate Professor
Undergraduate program chair, chemical engineering

Research Interests
Developing microbial platforms and biotechnologies to convert renewable resources into useful fuels and chemicals.

David.R.Nielsen@asu.edu
480-965-4113
Tempe Campus, GWC 552
Mailcode 6106

Valana Wells

Valana Wells

Valana Wells
Associate professor
Undergraduate program chair, aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Computational acoustics; rotary-wing aeroacoustics; noise control; rotorcraft design; aeronautical engineering education

Valana@asu.edu
(480) 965-4777
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 393A

Graduate program chairs

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

Mary Laura Lind

Mary Laura Lind

Mary Laura Lind
Associate professor
Graduate program chair, chemical engineering

Research Interests
Advance membrane materials – formation, structure, property, performance – for applications in water purification, energy production, and energy storage.

mllind@asu.edu
480-727-8613
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 261
Mailcode 6106

Marc Mignolet

Marc Mignolet

Marc Mignolet
Professor
Graduate program chair, aerospace and mechanical engineering

Research Interests
Structural dynamics, vibrations, modeling of uncertainty in structures, stochastic multiscale analyses.

marc.mignolet@asu.edu
480-965-1484
Tempe Campus, ENGRC 411
Mailcode 6106

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