Ümit Özgür, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Özgür specializes in optical spectroscopy and photonic devices

Ultrafast spectroscopy Group III-nitride and zinc oxide optoelectronics Light emitting diodes III-V and II-VI semiconductor heterostructures Nonlinear optics

Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Research Development | Professor of Chemical & Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Research interest: batteries, electrochemistry, sustainable energy, biofuel, supercritical extraction, and nanomedicine.

Batteries Electrochemical engineering Bio-carbon Supercritical carbon dioxide technology Nanotechnology

Shirley Meng

Professor · UC San Diego

Shirley Meng researches better batteries through nano-engineering

Batteries for electric vehicles Energy Storage and Conservation Batteries Nano Engineering Nano and Micro Scale Materials

Nathaniel Kinsey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Nathaniel Kinsey's research broadly lies in the field of nanophotonics, studying the interaction of light with materials on the nanoscale.

Nanophotonics/Plasmonics Nonlinear optics Optical Materials Integrated Optics Consumer Nanophotonics

Glenn Daehn

Fontana Professor, Materials Science Engineering | College of Engineering · The Ohio State University

Materials science engineering expert, revolutionizing impulse-based manufacturing

Metallurgical Engineering Impulse-based manufacturing Materials Science Intersection of Academia and Industry

Mary Anne White

Harry Shirreff Professor of Chemical Research (Emerita) · Dalhousie University

Science Expert, with Specialty in Chemistry of Materials

Materials Science Energy Storage Thermoelectrics Chemistry (General) Ice

Joshua Goldberger

Assistant Professor | Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry · The Ohio State University

New materials expert, specializing in applications in electronics, energy conversion, and medicine

Chemistry Biomedical Applications Biomedical Engineering Materials Science

Lawrence Drzal

University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science · Michigan State University

Expertise in adhesion, surface modification, composites/nanocomposites, graphene nanoplatelets, and multifunctional materials.

Carbon Fibers Ultraviolet Light Surface Modification Multifunctional Materials Composite Materials Adhesion

Hadis Morkoç, Ph.D.

Founders Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Professor Morkoç researches nitride semiconductor heterostructures and devices

Group III-V Semiconductors Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Nitride Semiconductor Heterostructures

Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute · UConn Health

Dr. Laurencin is a world renowned engineer, physician and scientist who is known for pioneering the field of Regenerative Engineering.

Stem Cell Science and Technology Nanotechnology Polymeric Materials Science Tissue Engineering Regenerative Engineering

Lorenzo Valdevit

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering and Director, Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation · UC Irvine

Lorenzo Valdevit’s research is in the general area of mechanics of materials and structures and additive manufacturing

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Architected Materials Advanced Manufacturing Materials Science Metamaterials

Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Aerosol-enabled technologies towards addressing critical challenges in the sectors of energy, the environment, and human health.

Environmental Science and Technology Heterogeneous Catalysis Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Aerosol science and technology Materials Science and Engineering

Baratunde A. Cola

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Dr. Cola brings science to energy and thermal management solutions.

Applications of Carbon Nanotubes Thermal Management of Electronics Combustion and Energy Systems Heat Transfer Micro and Nano Engineering

Arsalan Mirjafari, Ph.D.

Expert in materials chemistry · Florida Gulf Coast University

Arsalan Mirjafari develops materials to solve major societal challenges, such as resources, health and energy.

Material Characterization Materials Chemistry Organic Chemistry Ionic Liquids

Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Mohammadi researches Materials Science and Engineering, Surface Engineering, Wetting Phenomena, Metal Forming, Materials Chemistry

Machining Metal forming and shaping Tearing energy of sheet metals Thin film deposition and characterization Superhydrophobic materials

Ravi Hadimani

Assistant Professor and Director of Biomagnetics Laboratory · Virginia Commonwealth University

Professor Hadimani specializes in non-invasive brain stimulation, biomagnetics, magnetocalorics and energy harvesting research.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Biomagnetics Rare-Earth Magnetic Materials Magnetocaloric Effect Magnetic Nanoparticles

Carlos Castano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Castano specializes in tailoring surface properties of materials for applications in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Advanced Materials Characterization Corrosion Engineering Lightweight Alloys Plasma Physics Thin film deposition and characterization

Vincent Meunier

Department Head, Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy & Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Using high-performance computing to examine the atom-level details of materials, using quantum mechanical techniques

Research Education Quantum Mechanics Density Functional Theory Computational Physics Quantum Materials

Professor Valeska Ting

Professor of Smart Nanomaterials · University of Bristol

Developing materials for green energy generation and storage

Hydrogen fuel Energy Generation Nanomaterials Sustainable Energy Storage Hydrogen Power in Vehicles

Treena Arinzeh

Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Arinzeh specializes in stem cell tissue engineering, developing biomaterial repair of bone, cartilage and musculoskeletal tissues

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Musculoskeletal Injuries Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomedical Engineering STEM Cell