Advanced materials research at the University of Nevada, Reno is a broad field, with faculty pursuing research in areas such as nanoporous materials, corrosion science, electrochemistry and energy storage.
Recent research in the department has included the development of a new, environmentally friendly coating for aluminum and research into the applications of magnesium-based nanoporous materials.
Labs and Equipment
Advanced Metallic Materials
- Primary contact: Qizhen Li
- Major focus: Light-weight materials and structures, nanoporous materials, nanocomposites, nanostructured multilayered thin films, lattice block structures, biomaterials and biomechanics
Materials Processing Laboratory
- Primary contact: Jeffrey LaCombe
- Major focus: Casting, solidification, crystal growth, diffusion and phase evolution processes, microstructural evolution and stability. Physical metallurgy of (primarily) metals, alloys, and ceramics.
Nuclear Materials Laboratory
- Primary contact: Dev Chidambaram
- Major focus: Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels and development of materials for nuclear reactors
X-ray Diffraction Facility
- Primary contact: Dhanesh Chandra
- Major focus: Low and high temperature x-ray diffraction