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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 May 2015

Basar Bilgicer

Associate Professor

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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

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Research Areas

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

Patricia Clark

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

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Research Areas

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

Ruilan Guo

Associate Professor

Research Areas

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

Jason Hicks

Associate Professor

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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

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

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Research Areas

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

Paul McGinn

Paul McGinn

Professor

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Research Areas

  • Combinatorial Materials Processing
  • Thin film processing
  • Diesel Soot Catalysis
  • Ceramics Processing
Alexander Mukasyan

Alexander Mukasyan

Research Professor

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Research Areas

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

 

William Phillip

William A. Phillip

Associate Professor

Research Areas

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

Assistant Professor

 

Research Areas

  • Supramolecular Biomaterials
  • "Smart" Drug Delivery and Diagnostics
  • Bio-inspired Materials
  • Polymer and Materials Chemistry
Edwardo Wolf

Eduardo Wolf

Professor Emeritus

 

Research Areas

  • Heterogenous Catalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Hydrogen Generation
  • Reaction Generation