Core Faculty

Faculty
Research Interests
Barnett,
                                    Scott

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

s-barnett( at )northwestern.edu
Deposition, structure, and properties of thin-film ceramic and semiconductor materials; solid oxide fuel cells
Bedzyk,
                                    Michael

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Physics and Astronomy

Co-Director, Northwestern Synchroton Research Center

Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

bedzyk( at )northwestern.edu
X-ray scattering; spectroscopy of interface structures
Carr,
                                    Stephen

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Engineering

s-carr( at )northwestern.edu
Novel polymer solids; materials selection
Chang,
                                    Robert

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Materials Research Institute

r-chang( at )northwestern.edu
Nanoscale materials design; synthesis; and device fabrication
Chung,
                                    Yip-Wah

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

ywchung( at )northwestern.edu
Surface science, tribology, design and characterization of hard coatings and thin films, and alloy development
Dravid,
                                    Vinayak P.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Abraham Harris Professor

Director, Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization (NUANCE) Center

v-dravid( at )northwestern.edu
Understanding and manipulating complex atomic and nanoscale features and phenomena
Dunand,
                                    David

James N. and Margie M. Krebs Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Co-Director, Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)

dunand( at )northwestern.edu
Processing, structure, and properties of metallic alloys, composites, and foams
Haile,
                                    Sossina

Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Carl F. Braun Professor of Materials Science and of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology

sossina.haile( at )northwestern.edu
Overall research goal is to elucidate the relationship between structure and electrical behavior in electrochemically active solids, as a key step towards designing materials with exceptional properties and applicability in sustainable energy technologies. Courses taught include “Fundamentals of Materials Science,” “Application of Diffraction Techniques,” “Structure and Bonding in Materials,” “States of Matter,” “Solid State Electrochemistry,” and “Sustainable Energy Engineering.”
Hersam,
                                    Mark C.

Bette and Neison Harris Chair in Teaching Excellence

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering (MRSEC)

m-hersam( at )northwestern.edu
Nanoelectronics; nanophotonics; sensors; alternative energy; catalysis; semiconductors; carbon nanotubes; graphene; organic and biological functionalization; nanolithography; scanning probe microscopy
Huang,
                                    Jiaxing

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

jiaxing-huang( at )northwestern.edu
Synthesis, assembly, and properties of metal nanoparticles, organic nanowires, and graphene-based materials
Joester,
                                    Derk

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

d-joester( at )northwestern.edu
Bio-mineralization; (reverse) engineering biological composite materials synthesis
Lauhon,
                                    Lincoln J.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

lauhon( at )northwestern.edu
Synthesis and nanoscale characterization of low-dimensional materials
Luijten,
                                    Erik

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

luijten( at )northwestern.edu
Computational statistical mechanics of complex fluids; electrostatically driven self-assembly phenomena; phase behavior and kinetics of colloidal suspensions and polymeric systems; Monte Carlo algorithms
Marks,
                                    Laurence

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

l-marks( at )northwestern.edu
Nanoparticles; nanotribology; surface science; transmission electron microscopy; electron crystallography
Mason,
                                    Thomas

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

t-mason( at )northwestern.edu
Electroceramics, ceramics for energy-conversion, nanoceramics
Mirkin,
                                    Chad

George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and (by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

chadnano( at )northwestern.edu
Developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials on the nano scale and utilizing such structures in the development of analytical tools
Olson,
                                    Gregory B.

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

g-olson( at )northwestern.edu
Dynamic multilevel structure; systems design of materials
Olvera de la Cruz,
                                    Monica

Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and (by courtesy) Chemical and Biological Engineering

m-olvera( at )northwestern.edu
Polymer theory; phase transformations; poly-electrolytes
Petford-Long,
                                    Amanda

Senior Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Lab

Director, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Lab

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

petford.long( at )anl.gov
Understanding the behavior of magnetic, ferroelectric, and multiferroic oxide nanostructures, and in particular determining the role that interfaces play in controlling this behavior
Rondinelli,
                                    James

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

jrondinelli( at )northwestern.edu
Microscopic theory of adaptive and responsive electronic materials; supramolecular inorganic crystal design for electronic property control
Seidman,
                                    David

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Founding Director of the Northwestern University Center for Atom-Probe Tomography (NUCAPT)

d-seidman( at )northwestern.edu
High-temperature structural metallic alloys; phase transformations in metallic alloys; atomic-scale interfacial phenomena in metals and semiconductors; silicidation reactions; three-dimensional atom-probetomography and field-ion microscopy
Shah,
                                    Ramille

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, (by courtesy) Biomedical Engineering and Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine

ramille-shah( at )northwestern.edu
Development and Characterization of 3D Printed Materials for Biomedical, Energy, and Advanced Structural Applications
Shull,
                                    Kenneth

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

k-shull( at )northwestern.edu
Polymer surfaces and interfaces; micromechanics of soft materials
Snyder,
                                    G. Jeffrey

Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

jeff.snyder( at )northwestern.edu
His interests are focused on the materials physics and chemistry for thermoelectric engineering, such as band engineering, design of complex Zintl compounds and use of nanostructured composites.
Stair,
                                    Kathleen A.

Assistant Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

Senior Lecturer of Materials Science and Engineering

kstair( at )northwestern.edu
Engineering education; laboratory exercises in materials science; technical writing
Stupp,
                                    Samuel

Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

Director, Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology

s-stupp( at )northwestern.edu
Self-assembly; supramolecular materials; synthesis of new materials; nanotechnology; solar energy materials; biomaterials for regenerative medicine
Torkelson,
                                    John M.

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence

j-torkelson( at )northwestern.edu
Dynamics; films; polymerization; phase behavior of polymers
Voorhees,
                                    Peter W.

Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

p-voorhees( at )northwestern.edu
Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations: solid oxide fuel cells; nanowire growth processes; measurement and analysis of materials microstructure in three-dimensions; and phase field models for interfacial evolution
Wessels,
                                    Bruce

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (by courtesy)

b-wessels( at )northwestern.edu
Electronic and photonic materials; oxide thin films; spintronic III-IV semiconductors
Wolverton,
                                    Chris

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

c-wolverton( at )northwestern.edu
Energy materials and atomic-scale computational materials science

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