The following only represent  examples of the possible research projects
    • Materials under Extremes
    • Lasers and Spectroscopy
    • Nanostructured Materials
    • Polymeric Biomaterials
    • 3-D Printed Materials
    • Machine Learning/Computer Simulations
    • High Entropy Metals and Ceramics
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoscale Materials
    • Diamond Growth and Characterization
    • High Pressure Materials Research
    • Properties of Microelectronic Materials
    • New Laser Materials
    • Industrial Research Projects
    • Electrospun Polymeric Biomaterials
    • Ultrafast Terahertz Spectroscopy in Materials Research
    • Computational Research Projects
    • Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Study of Excitable Tissues
    • Photochemistry and its Applications
    • High Performance Lightweight Composite Materials; Hybrid Materials

2023 Research Projects

(Projects may differ from year to year)

Light-Activated Surgical Glue (Dr. Pengfei Wang, Mentor)

Investigation on Deep Learning Architectures on Genomic Data (Dr. Keren Li)

Development a Cardiac Tissue Chip for Studies with Streptococcus Pneumonia (Postdoc Mentor Dr. Ian Berg, Faculty Mentor Dr. Palaniappan Sethu)

Mechanical Deformation of Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayer Capsules Assembled from Poly(methacrylic Acid-co(aminopropyl)-methacrylamide) and Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (Dr. Eugenia Kharlampieva)

Plasma Surface Engineering: Revolutionizing Wet Lay Mats for Heavy Metal Remediation from Aerosols (Dr. Vinoy Thomas)

Synthesis of boron-rich boron-carbon compounds via spark plasma sintering (Dr. Yogesh K. Vohra)

Targeting PD-L1 for theragnostic approaches in breast cancer models (Dr. Anna G. Sorace)

Rare Earth Metal Erbium under High Pressures and Low Temperatures (Dr. Yogesh K. Vohra)

Powder x-ray diffraction data analysis of Sr3Sn2O7 (Dr. Wenli Bi)

Identification of Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids in E-Liquids (Dr. Elizabeth Gardner)

Flammability Study of 3D Printed Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites for Space Application (Dr. Haibin Ning)

Synthesis & Characterization of Alpha-Zirconium Phosphate Nanoplatelets (Dr. Jonathan D. Burns)

Analysis of Microwave-Induced Plasma Composition Using Optical Emission Spectra for High-Entropy Carbides (Dr. Shane A. Catledge)

Spin Singlet Stability for 1/2 Spin Heisenberg Spin Rings (Dr. Shannon Starr)

Analyzing Nanoscale Hyperspectral Datasets of Hybrid Perovskites With Machine Learning (Dr. Kannatassen Appavoo)