People in IMR



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Louis F. J. Piper

Director; Director MSE & IMR, Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering; Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy

Research Interests

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • X-ray Spectroscopy of Functional Metal Oxides
  • Li-ion Cathodes; photo-catalysts; Memristors; Semiconductors
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Guangwen Zhou

Professor; Associate Director, Institute of Materials Research

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Materials Science
  • Atomistic mechanisms of surface and interface phenomena
  • In situ electron microscopy in materials research
  • Materials modeling
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William Bernier

Research Professor


Research Interests

  • Materials and process development for Pb-Free semiconductor interconnection
  • Electronic circuit packaging
  • Nanotechnology
  • Energy storage technology
  • Materials and processes for device packaging for ultracapacitors and electrolytic capacitors
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Junghyun Cho

Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Mechanical Engineering; Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Research Interests

  • Materials
  • ceramic films
  • metals and alloys
  • microstructure design of advanced materials
  • mechanical property
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Tara Dhakal

Assistant Professor; Director

Electrical and Computer Engineering; Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP)

Research Interests

  • Renewable energy (photovoltaics)
  • Energy storage
  • Thin film semiconductor devices
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Transparent conductors
  • Spintronics (complex magnetic oxides and dilute magnetic semiconductors
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Madhusudhan Govindaraju

Professor, Associate Chair and Graduate Director - Admissions

Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Cloud computing
  • Big Data computing
  • Distributed systems
  • High performance computing
  • Web services
  • Component-based technologies
  • Problem-solving environments
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Hao Liu

Assistant Professor


Research Interests

  • Solid-state and materials chemistry
  • Structure-function relationship of materials for energy storage and conversion
  • In-situ X-ray scattering studies of electrode materials for batteries
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Carl P. Lipo

Professor; Professor/Director of Environmental Studies; Associate Dean for Research and Programs

Anthropology; Environmental Studies Program; Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Evolution of Past Human Populations
  • Models of Cultural Transmission
  • Methods in Remote Sensing, Geophysics
  • North American Prehistory, Prehistory of the Pacific
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Jeffrey T. Pietras

Associate Professor

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology
  • Basin Analysis
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Lacustrine Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Geospatial Data Integration
  • Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
  • Tectonics
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Mark D. Poliks

Director, CAMM; Professor; Undergraduate Director;

Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging; Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

Research Interests

  • Electronic materials
  • Electronics packaging
  • Flexible electronics and roll-to-roll manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Sensory systems
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Alok C. Rastogi

Associate Professor & Associate Director CASP

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

  • Photovoltaic energy conversion materials and devices
  • Thin film earth abundant semiconductors solar cells
  • Organic solar cells and hybrid solar cells
  • Electrochemical supercapacitor materials and devices for energy storage
  • Nanomaterials
  • Low power spintron
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Bahgat G. Sammakia

Distinguished SUNY Professor; Vice President of Research; Director, S3IP

Mechanical Engineering; Research, Office of the Vice President for; Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging

Research Interests

  • Heat Transfer
  • Electronics Packaging
  • Thermal Management of Data Centers
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In-tae Bae

Senior Scientist

Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging

Research Interests

  • Lattice strain effect in inorganic thin film epitaxy.
  • Atomistic modelling at film/substrate interface
  • Radiation effects on inorganic materials
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Jenny Amey

Research Scientist

Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging

Research Interests

  • Nano-engineering photocatalysts for efficient water splitting.
  • Surface modification of perovskite quantum dots for improved reliability of photovoltaic materials.
  • Tailoring nanoplasmonics for solar heaters.