MODELING of AEROSPACE MATERIALS We seek to understand each and every step of the manufacturing process to eliminate failures in specialized aerospace parts (in collaboration with AFRL). https://today.uconn.edu/2019/03/uconn-receives-major-contract-air-force-rd-advanced-manufacturing/ ELECTROTHERMAL We explore new materials for waste heat recovery, electrocaloric and pyroelectric sources for electrothermal energy interconversion. It is a viable means for primary and auxiliary solid-state cooling and power generation (in collaboration with ARL and UTRC). FERROELECTRICS We are developing multi-component ferroic materials for charge storage (capacitors) and tunable dielectrics for telecommunications. SURFACE CHEMISTRY & INTERFACES Our group is interested in understanding surface and interface structures and chemistry, important for a variety of applications in electrochemistry, catalysis, corrosion and self-healing surfaces for different environments. METALLURGY We are applying atomistic modelingto understand fundamental issues in metallurgy, that include point defects, precipitation hardening and solid solution strengthening (in collaboration with Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace). DATA-DRIVEN MATERIALS DISCOVERY We are developing high-throughput screening methods to accelerate materials discovery and design materials with multifunctional properties.