• Binary tunnel

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


  • Tulsi & Kevin Publish in the Journal of Applied Physics
    Congratulations to Tulsi & Kevin on their publication, "Ferroelectric Films on Metal Substrates: The Role of Thermal Expansion Mismatch on Dielectric, Piezoelectric, and Pyroelectric properties", in the Journal of Applied Physics for their findings on the role of metallic substrates on the functional properties of PZT solid solutions.  
    Posted on October 7, 2019
  • A New Appointment For Our PI !
    Congratulations to Dr. Alpay on his new appointment as Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships.
    Posted on August 10, 2019
  • Ce-le-brate!!
    What better way to end the semester, but  in the company of friends and celebrating a birthday. Happy birthday Dennis!
    Posted on May 26, 2019