Research and Facilities
The students and faculty associated with our program work on a diverse range of materials and topics, ranging across the disciplines of materials science, materials engineering, chemistry, physics and geology. Students and faculty conducting research have a number of facilities available to them on campus. As does the field itself, the facilities cross various disciplines, from chemistry and physics, to geological sciences to mechanical engineering and to electronics:
The links below provide information on various research facilities on campus:
Institute for Materials Research (IMR) which conducts research relating to energy independence, flexible electronics for medical and electronic device advances, and infrastructure improvements.
Department of Geological Sciences research facilities which include analytical equipment and laboratory space that allow researchers to better understand the processes, properties and materials that comprise the Earth.
Mechanical Engineering research facilities which allow researchers to tackle various engineering problems encountered as a result of material failure, as well as to design enabling materials.
Integrated Electronics Engineering Center (IEEC) which pursues research in electronic systems integration and packaging.
Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP) which draws expertise from engineering, computer science, chemistry and physics to focus on areas such as solar conversion efficiency, storage capabilities, solar module stability and power system cost reduction – bridging the gap between technology and commercialization.