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Chemical and Materials Engineering Research

The department's electron microscopy and microanalysis facility

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To learn more about our research, please visit the CME Research website.

Our faculty focus on three main research areas:

  • Sustainable energy
  • Materials processing
  • Biotechnology

Research facilities

Bioresource Renewable Energy Laboratory

Primary Contact: Charles Coronella, Chemical Engineering
Major Focus: Drying studies of various renewable feedstocks and can be used for pyrolysis studies of dried materials.

Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility

Primary Contact: Mo Ahmadian, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Website: Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility
Major Focus: Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy of nanomaterials, electronic materials, biomaterials, metals, alloys and polymers.


Primary Contact: Dev Chidambaram, Materials Science and Engineering.
Website: MER Lab
Major Focus: Design, engineering, research, development and characterization of materials for electrochemical applications in sustainable energy generation and environmental protection.

Polymer Science and Engineering Laboratory

Primary Contact: Alan Fuchs, Chemical Engineering
Major Focus: Synthesis of supramolecular polymers and surface polymerization. Characterization of polymers with thermal, physical and electrochemical techniques.

X-Ray Diffraction Facility

Primary Contact: Dhanesh Chandra, Materials Science and Engineering
Major Focus: Low and high temperature x-ray diffraction

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