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Our team of scientists uses computational and theoretical methodologies to understand and address fundamental problems in materials science and engineering. Collectively, we have a broad spectrum of research interests with myriad applications. We use our understanding to design advanced materials that impact the way we live, including functional materials, smart materials, aerospace, nanostructured materials and materials for energy efficiency.


Research Topics


  • 2022 Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories
    Sharon Uwanyuze is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, currently in her fourth year. She studies improved manufacturing of titanium alloys using high temperature ceramics, called refractories. She recently attended the 2022 Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories, which she received an award to attend.
    Posted on March 23, 2022
  • Student & Young Professionals UNITECR Funding Recipient
    Congratulations to Sharon Uwanyuze for being selected to receive the Student & Young Professionals UNITECR funding on behalf of the RCD committee and North American UNITECR Committee. This funding is awarded to 10-20 students/professionals for the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR). This conference will take place March 14-18, 2022 in Chicago.
    Posted on February 21, 2022
  • Cassidy and ARL Researchers Publication
    Cassidy Atkinson and ARL Researchers investigate the effects of doping in silicon carbide grain boundaries. This research was supported by Dr. Sanjeev Nayak and Dr. Pamir Alpay. The work was published in Acta Materiala and can be accessed here.
    Posted on November 3, 2021
  • Promise in Computational Chemistry Winner
    Uchenna Anene won the “Promise in Computational Chemistry” award for speaking at the Women Make COMP symposium of the American Chemical Society, Fall 2021. Women are under-represented in science and this symposium aimed to address this gender-gap by ensuring that young women in the field had the mentorship to pursue academia and industry fields.
    Posted on August 30, 2021