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Materials & Nanotechnology

The properties of many materials change when their dimensional size scale approaches the nanometer level. Materials and Nanotechnology researchers at Notre Dame manipulate materials on the nanoscale to tailor properties and performance to address technological challenges in a variety of fields including catalysis, surface science, electrochemistry, and separations. Novel synthesis techniques are used to develop materials with unique properties and functionality. State-of-the art characterization tools and facilities are used to achieve molecular-level understanding of the composition and structure of advanced materials. Fabrication of advanced materials structures range from self-assembly of nanotube arrays for photocatalysis to nanometer thick polymeric membranes for advanced filtration applications.

Basar Bilgicer

Başar Bilgiçer

Assistant Professor

Office: 171 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.1429
Email: bbilgicer@nd.edu

Lab: Fitzpatrick A52, A56, A58, & A69

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Research Areas

  • Nanomedicine and Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancers
  • Selective Inhibition of Allergic Responses and Autoimmunity
  • Multivalent Biomolecular Interactions
  • Biosensor Development
Paul Bohn

Paul Bohn

Schmitt Professor

Office: 318 Stinson-Remick
Phone: 574.631.1849
Email: pbohn@nd.edu

Lab: 319, 322, 323 Stinson-Remick

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Research Areas

  • Chemical Sensors
  • Lab-on-a-chip/micro total analytical systems
  •  Bioimaging
Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark

The Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: 445 Stepan Hall
Phone: 574.631.8353
Email: pclark1@nd.edu

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Research Areas

  • Protein Folding and Aggregation
  • Protein Translation
  • Outer Membrane Secretion in Gram-Negative Bacteria
Rulian Guo

Ruilan Guo

Assistant Professor

Office: 122C Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.5581
Email: rguo@nd.edu

Lab: A50E Fitzpatrick Hall

Research Areas

  • Functional Polymer Materials
  • Membrane Separations
  • Fuel Cells
Jason Hicks

Jason Hicks

Assistant Professor

Office: 174 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.3661
Email: jhicks3@nd.edu

Lab: A53 Fitzpatrick Hall

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Research Areas

  • Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Catalysts
  • Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Fuels
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Materials and Catalysts
Davide Hill

Davide Hill

Associate Professor

Office: 173 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.8487
Email: hill.1@nd.edu

Lab: A68 Fitzpatrick Hall

Research Areas

  • Polymer Physics
  • Polymeric and Low Molecular Weight Liquid Crystals
  • Particles dispersions in structured fluids
  • Adhesive and cohesive failure of polymer melts
Prashant Kamat

Prashant Kamat

Concurrent Professor

Office: 206 Radiation Lab
Phone: 574.631.5411
Email: kamat.1@nd.edu

Lab: 223 Radiation Laboratory

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Research Areas

  • Energy & Environment/Catalysis
  • Materials/Interfacial Chemistry
  • Materials/Catalysis
  • Energy conversion and storage
Peter Kilpatrick

Peter Kilpatrick

Professor and Matthew H.
McCloskey Dean of the College
of Engineering


Office: 257 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.5534
Email: pkilpat1@nd.edu

Lab: A50 & A70 Fitzpatrick Hall

Research Areas

  • Surfacant and interfacial science
  • Fluid microstructure
  • Colloidal aggregates
  • Phase equilibria
  • Biotechnology
Tanyel Kiziltepe

Tanyel Kiziltepe

Assistant Research Professor

Office: 105 Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.1603
Email: tkiziltepe@nd.edu

Research Areas

  • Pre-clinical Drug Validation in Cancers
  • Nanoparticle Based Drug Delivery
  • Biochemical Stabliization of Biomolecular Therapeutics

Paul McGinn

Paul McGinn

Professor

Office: 178 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.6151
Email: pmcginn@nd.edu

Lab: B-10 Fitz and SR 327

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Research Areas

  • Combinatorial Materials Processing
  • Thin film processing
  • Diesel Soot Catalysis
  • Ceramics Processing
Albert Miller

Albert Miller

Professor Emeritus

Office: 165 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.8307
Email: miller.3@nd.edu

Research Areas

  • Corrosion inhibition of aluminum alloys
Alexander Mukasyan

Alexander Mukasyan

Research Professor

Office: 310 Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.9825
Email: amoukasi@nd.edu

Lab: B-21 Fitzpatrick Hall

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Research Areas

  • Nanotechnology
  • High Energy Density Materials
  • Novel Alternative Energy Sources
William Phillip

William A. Phillip

Assistant Professor

Office: 121B Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.2708
Email: wphillip@nd.edu

Lab: A71 Fitzpatrick Hall

Research Areas

  • Chemical separation processes at the water-energy nexus
  • Membrane materials and fabrication
  • Mass transfer
  • Structure-property-performance relationships in membrane systems
Zachary Schultz

Zachary Schultz

Assistant Professor

Office: 224 Nieuwland Science Hall
Phone: 574.631.1853
Email: Schultz.41@nd.edu

Lab: 244 B & C Nieuwland Science Hall

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Research Areas

  • Spectroscopic Imaging
  • Ultrasensitive Detection
  • Bio-interface Characterization
  • Noble Metal Plasmonic Structures
Franklin Tao

Franklin Tao

Concurrent Assistant Professor

Office: 132A Nieuwland
Phone: 574.631.1394
Email: ftao@nd.edu

Lab: Stepan Hall of Science 151, 152, 154, and Rad Lab 239

Research Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Nanoscience
  • Energy Conversion
  • Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Edwardo Wolf

Eduardo Wolf

Anthony Earley Professor of Energy and the Environment

Office: 172 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574.631.5897
Email: ewolf@nd.edu

Lab: A67 Fitzpatrick Hall

 

Research Areas

  • Heterogenous Catalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Hydrogen Generation
  • Reaction Generation
Elaine Zhu

Yingxi Elaine Zhu

Associate Professor

Office: 123A Cushing Hall
Phone: 574.631.2667
Email: yzhu3@nd.edu

Lab: Fitzpatrick A67E and B08

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Research Areas

  • Soft Materials Science
  • Surface and Interface
  • Confined Fluids
  • Membrane and Biomembrane