My research group focuses on incisively characterizing and understanding the physics and chemistry that underlie the functioning of materials for sustainable energy as well as synthesis pathways. We focus on energy storage, solar materials, hydrogen storage, and materials and process to address clean water challenges; and use X-ray and neutron scattering, together with X-ray spectroscopy and imaging often operando and in situ. The insight gained enables the rational design and control of properties, performance and synthesis pathways; and can enable the creation of a road map to the development and discovery of next generation materials and processes.
MSEN 5270 - Materials Characterization for Engineering
Rigorous materials characterization is at the heart of understanding property-structure-processing relationships of materials, including soft matter. The goal of the course is to prepare graduate students to understand the basic principles behind material characterization tools and techniques. This class will offer students (1) an introduction to the principles and practice of diffraction, (2) introductory exposure to common characterization methods for the determination of structure, composition, and defects in inorganic and organic solids.
MSEN 5919 - Special Topics in MSE
Offers an opportunity for special topics in MSE. Subject arrangement to fit the needs of the program. May be repeated up to 10 total credit hours.