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Dr. Jayant Baliga

Distinguished University Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Member of the Natioanl Academy of Engineering and director of Power Semiconductor Research Center. Research interests include power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits. Has earned more than 100 patents.

Areas of Expertise
Electrical Engineering
Microelectronics
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Dr. Morton Barlaz

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Solid waste management.

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Dr. Dror Baron

Assistant Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Signal processing and information theory with specific expertise in compressed sensing and data compression.

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Dr. Robert Borden

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Groundwater contamination and remediation, stormwater quality management

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Dr. Donald Brenner

Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor Of Materials Science And Engineering

Atomistic simulations of the structure, growth and properties of thin films; simulated engineering of nanometer-scale structures and devices; solid-state chemical dynamics.

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Dr. Gregory Buckner

Professor Of Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Surgical robotics; intelligent control; modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems; electromechanical systems; mechatronics.

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Dr. Mike Burchell

Assistant Professor And Extension Specialist In Biological And Agricultural Engineering

  • Restoration techniques for prior converted wetlands and tidal marshes
  • Effects of grassed/forested riparian buffers on reducing nutrient/sediment loads to streams
  • Design and monitoring of stormwater constructed wetlands and bioretention areas
  • Innovative stormwater best management practices (BMPs) in coastal areas
  • Stability of restored coastal streams
  • Golf course BMPs

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Lawns/Turfgrass
Restoration Ecology
Wetlands
Pollution
Restoration Ecology
Water Resources
Wetlands
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Dr. Ruben Carbonell

Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor Of Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering

Directs the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science. Research interests include purification methods for biopharmaceuticals; affinity separations of biological molecules including antibodies and other proteins; interfacial phenomena, surface and colloid science; identification of ligands for biological molecules using combinatorial libraries; pathogen removal and detection including prions, toxins, viruses; momentum, heat and mass transfer processes in multiphase systems.

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Dr. Pam Carpenter

Program Manager, Clean Energy Education And Workforce, N.C. Solar Center

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in energy, renewable energy technologies, and clean transportation for middle and high schools and community college, undergraduate, and graduate students. Research in renewables and energy data collection, analysis, and interpretation in teaching students.

Areas of Expertise
Energy Management
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Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow

Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Communications and signal processing; control, robotics and mechatronics; power electronics and power systems; distributed control, smart grid.

Areas of Expertise
Microelectronics
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Dr. W. Rhett Davis

Associate Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Digital integrated circuits and systems constructed of silicon chips for application in communications and signal processing; low-power, embedded system design; high-speed, high-performance computing.

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Dr. Francis de los Reyes

Associate Professor Of Civil, Construction And Environmental Engineering

Water and wastewater treatment; environmental microbiology; environmental biotechnology; microbial ecology; biological process engineering.

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Dr. Brian Denton

Associate Professor Of Systems Engineering

Optimization of health care delivery systems and medical treatment decisions including the following focus areas: surgery planning and resource allocation, patient appointment scheduling systems, endoscopy suite scheduling, optimization of diabetes treatment decisions, risk modeling of heart disease, cancer screening policies, diabetes research.

Areas of Expertise
Cancer Research
General
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Dr. Joel Ducoste

Associate Professor Of Civil, Construction And Environmental Engineering

Water/wastewater treatment; solid/liquid separation; chemical mixing; computational fluid dynamics modeling; disinfection; fat oil and grease removal; and sewer collection system sustainability.

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Dr. Michael Escuti

Associate Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Liquid crystal displays (LCDs), laser beam steering, lasercomm, lidar, spectral and polarimetric imaging, opto-electronics, photonics, functional polymers, opto-fluidics, polarization, polarimetry, quantum optics, infrared sensors.

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Dr. Paul Franzon

Alumni Distinguished Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Nanotechnology; microsystems constructed of silicon chips, both analog and digital; silicon micromachined components for applications in computing, communications, sensors, signal processing, advanced packaging and chip-to-chip communications.

Areas of Expertise
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
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Dr. Mohammed Gabr

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Geoenvironmental engineering; geosynthetics; waste containment and confinement; physicochemical phenomena of soils; Dams and Earth Structures, Soil Improvement, Rehabilitation of Infrastructures, In Situ Remediation of Soils, Monitoring and Sensors, Scour Assessment, Engineering of Waste Management Facilities, Use of Waste by Products for Civil Construction, Modeling of Earth Systems

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Dr. Jan Genzer

Professor Of Chemical Engineering

Surface science; polymer physics and chemistry; thin films.

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Dr. Russell Gorga

Associate Professor And Program Director

Producing polymer fibers (including nanofibers and nanocomposite fibers) with superior mechanical, barrier and conducitive properties; fabrication and characterization of novel scaffolds for functional tissue engineering and filtration applications; incorporation of nanoparticles for improved strength, conductivity, and optimal fiber morphology; bicomponent fibers to optimize structural integrity and surface functionality of the fibrous structure; development of scaffolds with antimicrobial properties.

Areas of Expertise
Fibers
Polymer Science
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Dr. Christine Grant

Professor Of Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering

Nanotechnology; transport and interfacial phenomena during deposition and removal of films from solid surfaces. Evaluation of the mechanisms that control fouling and decontamination processes.

Areas of Expertise
Solid-Surface Phenomena
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Dr. Dieter Griffis

Director, Analytical Instrumentation Facility; Research Associate Professor Of Materials Science And Engineering

Microscopy, microanalysis and surface analysis of materials and focused ion beam nanofabrication, sample preparation and analysis. Design of  analytical experiments, instrument operation and interpretation of  results for analytical techniques including secondary ion mass spectrometry, focused ion beam nanomachining, X-ray photoelectron spectrometry, transmission and secondary electron microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy. Directs the Analytical Instrumentation Facility, which provides on-demand analytical services, contract research and collaborative research

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Mr. Rusty Haynes

Project Manager, N.C. Solar Center

Renewable energy/energy efficiency policy, with an emphasis on financial incentives and regulatory policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Areas of Expertise
Energy Economics
Energy Management
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Dr. Alex Huang

Progress Energy Distinguished Professor Of Electrical Engineering And NSF FREEDM Systems Center

Power Electronics and Power Systems (Including Electric Vehicle Systems, Power Electronics, Power Management ICs, Power Semiconductor Devices); Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Analog Circuits); Nanoelectronics and Photonics (Including Silicon Devices and Fabrication)

Areas of Expertise
Energy Management
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Dr. Bill Hunt

Associate Professor And Extension Specialist In Biological And Agricultural Engineering

Stormwater management; permeable pavement; green roofs; bioretention and wetlands.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
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Mr. Stephen Kalland

Director, N.C. Solar Center

Energy policy; energy efficiency; renewable energy technology.

Areas of Expertise
Solar Energy
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Dr. Robert Kelly

Alcoa Professor Of Chemical Engineering And Director Of NC State Biotechnology Program

Biomolecular engineering; enzyme engineering; biocatalysis at extremely high temperatures. Biology and Biotechnology of extremophilic microorganisms; functional genomics/ Chemical and Biomoelcular Engineering; Microbiology

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Dr. Y . Richard Kim

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Pavement materials and analysis, with special focus on asphalt. Working to help create crack-resistant asphalt. Has developed experimental and analytical models that can predict how quickly asphalt will crack — and in some cases self-heal — in different traffic and weather conditions.

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Dr. James Lester

Professor Of Computer Science

Artificial intelligence; intelligent user interfaces; intelligent tutoring systems and educational technology; computational linguistics.

Areas of Expertise
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
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Dr. Louis Martin-Vega

Dean, College Of Engineering

Manufacturing; logistics and distribution; operations management; and production and service systems

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Dr. Marian McCord

Associate Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Barrier fabrics - chemical and biological; nanocomposite fibers; structure/property relationship of fibers; plasma surface modification; comfort in materials

Areas of Expertise
Fiber and Fabric Formation
Fibers
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Dr. Thomas Miller III

McPherson Family Distinguished Professor Of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Executive Director, NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative, Associate Dean For Distance Education And Information Technology, Vice Provost For Distance Education And Learning Technolo

Technology entrepreneurship.  Entrepreneurship education.  Use of distance learning in higher education. Practical considerations of selecting a distance-learning technology or technologies for a given job. Technology and usage trends. Emerging technologies. Computer architecture, hardware/software, networks, UNIX and the Internet.

Areas of Expertise
Entrepreneurship
Computer Science
Distance Learning
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Dr. John Morrison

Associate Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences

Physical oceanographer who focuses on ocean/climate studies, ocean circulation and water mass properties, re-mote sensing, computer scientific visualization. Interested in computer-aided teaching.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Visualization
Marine Sciences
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Dr. Jagdish Narayan

John Fan Family Distinguished Chair

Advanced materials processing, characterization and modeling; high-temperature superconductors; diamond thin films and advanced semiconductor thin film heterostructures and devices. Nanostructured materials; nanotechnology, atomic scale characterization

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Dr. Arne Nilsson

Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Networking, including computer communications, computer networking, digital performance evaluation, local-area and wide-area networks; communications and signal processing.

Areas of Expertise
Networking
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Dr. David Ollis

Distinguished Professor Of Chemical Engineering

Photochemical and biochemical processes for purification and treatment of air and water. Applying biochemical and photochemical engineering to the treatment and purification of water and air.

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Dr. Margery Overton

Professor Of Civil Engineering

Coastal processes, beach and dune erosion, coastal hazard identification and response strategies to improve the resilience of coastal environments. Modeling and analysis of both short term and long term impacts due to storms and sea level rise.

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Dr. Mehmet Ozturk

Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Nanoelectronics and photonics; nanotechnology; silicon devices and fabrication

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
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Dr. Gregory Parsons

Professor Of Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering

Nanotechnology; atomic layer deposition; molecular electronics; nanotube structures; low temperature processing; bio-mimetic molecular photovoltaics. Directs NC State Nanotechnology Initiative.

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Dr. Harry Perros

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Of Computer Science

Performance analysis of next generation networks; cloud computing; queueing networks; and service science management and engineering.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
Optical Networks
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Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei

Associate Professor Of Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Processing and characterization of advanced materials such as metallic foams; coatings and thin films; composities; materials for MEMS structures; thin film shape memory alloys; biomaterials. Reliability and non-destructive evaluation of materials and structures.

Areas of Expertise
Mechanical
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Dr. Ranji Ranjithan

Associate Professor Of Civil Engineering

Mathematical modeling and optimization of environmental engineering systems. Application areas: watershed management, municipal solid waste management, process engineering.

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Dr. Douglas Reeves

Professor Of Computer Science

Computer network security; peer-to-peer computing; real-time communication and quality of service in networks; network services, including voice.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
Networking
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Dr. Injong Rhee

Professor Of Computer Science

Computer networks and systems; multimedia networks; distributed systems; video compression; Internet protocols; video streaming; Internet telephony.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
Multimedia Technology
Networking
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Dr. Paul Ro

Professor Of Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Precision machining; robotics; manufacturing automation; control theory; system dynamics

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Dr. Stephen Roberts

Professor Of Industrial Engineering

Simulation methodology and simulation software engineering.

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Dr. Robert Rodman

Professor Of Computer Science

Computational forensic linguistics. Speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker recognition and identification (matching people to voice recordings). Interactive voice systems. Text-free lip synchronization.

Areas of Expertise
Speech Synthesis and Recognition
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Dr. George Rouskas

Professor Of Computer Science

Network architectures and protocols; optical networks; grid computing; scheduling.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
Optical Networks
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Dr. Ronald Scattergood

Professor Of Materials Science And Engineering

Mechanics and physics of materials, with emphasis on mechanical properties and fracture mechanics. Mechanical behavior; defect theory; tribology; and precision engineering.

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Dr. Fredrick Semazzi

Associate Professor Of Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences And Of Mathematics

Climate modeling, atmospheric computer simulation, climate of Africa. Can discuss application of computer models to generate future climate scenarios in the event of sea-surface temperature/vegetation cover changes.

Areas of Expertise
Climate
Computer Modeling
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Dr. Mihail Sichitiu

Associate Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Wireless networking, including local area networks.

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Dr. Larry Silverberg

Professor Of Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Theoretical and applied structural electrodynamics and control. Author of 3 books in the fields of mechanics and electrodynamics, developed orbiter ejector flown on the space shuttle, and science of Santa Claus (for fun)

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Dr. Munindar Singh

Professor Of Computer Science

Multiagent systems; intelligent agents; agent communication languages and protocols; application-level trust; service-oriented computing; information management in open environments; and service science management and engineering.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
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Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs

William Neal Reynolds Professor And Distinguished University Professor Of Biological And Agricultural Engineering

Drainage; subsurface water management engineering; water table control and sub-irrigation; water management and hydrology of shallow water table soils, including wetlands; wetlands issues; water quality issues. Member of National Academy of Sciences.

Areas of Expertise
Agricultural Engineering
Irrigation/Water Management
Wetlands
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Dr. Wesley Snyder

Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Image analysis and processing; visual inspection; shape recognition; quality control; computer vision; robot vision.

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Dr. Richard Spontak

Professor Of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering And Materials Science & Engineering

Design and production of multicomponent polymer systems, including block copolymers, polymer blends/alloys and nanocomposites. Nanotechnology involving soft and responsive materials. Molecular self-assembly and physical gelation. Morphological characterization and control. Application of microscopy techniques to polymer science and engineering.

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Ms. Dona Stankus

Architect/High Performance Building Program Manager, N.C. Solar Center

Sustainable architecture; energy conservation; building technologies; solar energy; environment; architectural design; passive solar design.

Areas of Expertise
energy conservation
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Dr. Michael Steer

Lampe Distinguished Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Radio frequency (RF) and microwave communication; radar and sensor systems; technology integration; global modeling.

Areas of Expertise
Electrical Engineering
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Dr. William Stewart

Professor Of Computer Science

Performance evaluation of computer systems and telecommunications systems. High-performance computing.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
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Ms. Anne Tazewell

Transportation Program Manager, N.C. Solar Center

Alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies - biofuels, natural gas, propane for transportation. Electric and hybrid electric
vehicles, fuel economy,  transportation air quality and energy diversity; petroleum dependency.

Areas of Expertise
Energy Management
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Dr. Kim Tungate

Energy Crops Program Manager, N.C. Solar Center

Production, post-harvest handling and processing of feedstocks used for energy.

Areas of Expertise
Energy Management
Farm Energy Management
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Dr. Paul Turinsky

Professor Of Nuclear Engineering

Computational reactor physics and nuclear fuel management, nuclear power program.

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Dr. Orlin Velev

Invista Professor Of Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering

Biosensors and microrobotics; self-assembly of nanowires and nanoparticles; colloid science and engineering; lab-on-a-chip technology; advanced materials; microfluidics.

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Dr. Yannis Viniotis

Professor Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

Enterprise networking; data center technologies; service engineering; network control algorithms and design

Areas of Expertise
Networking
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Dr. Mladen Vouk

Professor Of Computer Science

Software engineering, testing, reliability, fault tolerance, safety. Scientific and numerical grid-based systems and problem-solving environments. Agent-based workflow support. End-to-end quality of service in networks, metrics and measurements, network security. High-performance networks.

Areas of Expertise
Computer Science
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Dr. Laurie Williams

Associate Professor Of Computer Science

Software engineering, software process, software security, software reliability and testing, health care IT.

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Dr. Man-Sung Yim

Associate Professor Of Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear waste management; risk analysis; radiological health.

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Dr. Robert Young

Professor Of Industrial Engineering

Database applications to production and manufacturing; fuzzy logic applications to design and manufacturing.

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Dr. R. Michael Young

Associate Professor Of Computer Science

Artificial intelligence and computer games; interactive story telling; intelligent control of virtual worlds; applications of game technology to entertainment, education and training. Director of Liquid Narrative Group.

Areas of Expertise
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
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Dr. Jie Yu

Assistant Professor Of Civil, Construction And Environmental Engineering

  • Water wave mechanics; surf zone alongshore and rip currents, and wave-current interaction

Areas of Expertise
Computer Modeling
Marine Sciences
Rivers and Beaches
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Dr. Xiangwu Zhang

Assistant Professor Of Textile Engineering, Chemistry And Science

Research interests focus on nanostructured and multifunctional polymer, composite, fiber and textile materials with an emphasis on energy-related applications. His research encompasses both fundamental materials studies, such as synthesis and physical characterization, as well as energy system design and fabrication.

Areas of Expertise
Polymer Science
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