Materials and Surfaces

Research in materials and surfaces explores the properties of matter and the interfaces of their different states. This field highly interdisciplinary and an exciting area for the department. 

In collaboration, the faculty is working to develop novel materials with never before observed physical and chemical properties to solve some of the most important problems in health, energy, and the environment. The materials being developed range from "hard" inorganic materials to "soft" organic/polymer-based materials on macro to nano dimensions.