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Materials Science and Engineering

Field Description

The focus of current advanced materials research at Cornell includes ceramics, complex fluids, metals, polymers and semiconductors in the form of thin films and in the bulk. Electrical, magnetic, mechanical, optical, and structural properties are investigated. Some special topics of interest are composites, inorganic-organic hybrids, nanocomposites, organic optoelectronics, and, in relation to the structure of materials, the investigation of grain boundaries, surfaces and structural defects. Also studied are materials synthesis and processing and solid state reactions in model systems. Many faculty are involved in electronic packaging. Numerous interactions exist with other fields at Cornell.

A strong catalyst for materials research activities at Cornell has been provided by the Cornell Center for Materials Research (formerly: Materials Science Center), which provides substantial financial assistance to graduate students and maintains central research facilities.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.mse.cornell.edu/
Email: matsci@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-0999

214 Bard Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

Materials Science and Engineering

  • materials engineering
  • materials science

Faculty

Lynden A Archer - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: complex fluids and polymers
Dieter G Ast - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: large-area electronics; thin film transistors; solar cells; quantum dots; MEMS
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering Research Interests: heat transfer; fluid mechanics; combustion
Antje J Baeumner - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: research in biotechnology with special emphasis on analytical biotechnology, developing electrochemical and optical biosensors for detection of pathogenic microrganisms, pesticides and natural toxins
Shefford P Baker - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering Research Interests: mechanical properties in small dimensions; micro- and nanomechanics; thin films and patterned structures; nanoindentation; microstructure and defects in materials
Carl A Batt - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: development and implementation processes for the recombinent production of theroputic proteins; use of nanoscale materials; design and creation of novel biosensors; creation of hands-on science for young students
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering Research Interests: computational materials science and electronic materials
John M Blakely - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: surface science; semiconductors; defects; oxidation; disordered solids
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: time-resolved X-ray scattering of kinetic processes; in situ synchrotron X-ray scattering studies of thin-film growth; development of ultra-high-flux synchrotron radiation beamlines for real-time structural dynamics studies of materials
Paulette Clancy - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: computational studies of organic (e.g. pentacene, C60/Pn heterojunctions) and inorganic (Si-rich) semiconductors; ice and natural gas hydrates; thin films; novel processing techniques
Claude Cohen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: polymer solutions; polymer composites; rheology; light scattering; injection molding
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS); single moledule studies; biosensors, microfluidics and chemical analysis; surface patterning for biological and other applications; nanofabrication, nanomaterials, nano optics, and electron transport
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: mechanics and materials science associated with deformation process of polycrystalline materials; material microstructures and their derivative mechanical properties
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: ceramics -- point defects, transport of matter and charge, crystal growth; thermodynamics; solid-state reactions - kinetics, metal-ceramic composites
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry
Eve Donnelly - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: microstructure-property relationships in bone and tendon; disease and treatment; induced changes in the properties of bone mineral and collagen; connections between fundamental properties and clinical impact
James R Engstrom - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: organic thin film transistors, where thin films of organic molecules and/or polymers provide the acttive (semiconducting) layer; molecular electronics, where a single molecule or a single molecular layer comprises the active layer
Lara A. Estroff - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: bio-inspired crystal growth; biomineralization; crystal growth in hydrogels; crystal polymorph control; self-assembled monolayers
Craig J. Fennie - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: applied physics; computational material science; condensed matter physics
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: polymer nanocomposites; bionanohybrids; materials for electronic packaging
Delphine Gourdon - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: mechano-biology; conformational and mechanical characterization of extracellular matrix proteins under strain and their direct role in cell response; adhesion, friction and lubrication properties of confined nano-films of proteins, polysaccharides, organic-inorganic (hybrid) nanoparticles and ionic liquids
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: biological physics; polymer and other soft condensed matter physics; X-ray and synchrotron radiation science; scientific instrumentation and technique development; development of novel X-ray detectors
Tobias Hanrath - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: optoelectronic properties; nanocrystalline semiconductors; solar energy conversion; electromechanical energy storage
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: atomistic computation of defects; phase transitions; electronic properties and mechanical behavior of materials
Debdeep Jena - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: electronic materials and devices
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: colloidal building blocks for three-dimensional photonic crystals, design and synthesis of colloids for environmental remediation strategies, mesoscale assembly techniques, colloid separations technology, hierarchical inorganic and hybrid bio-inspired materials, inorganic mesoporous materials
John A Marohn - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: characterization of electronic materials; nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging; scanning probe microscopy
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering Research Interests: processing and properties of engineering materials, primarily alloys; integrated characterization experiments and mechanical tests with multiscale numerical simulations to better understand structure/property relationships and to develop all performance prediction methodologies
David A. Muller - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: impact of electronic structural changes on small-length scales and how they affect macroscopic properties of materials; how interfaces affect transport properties; role of electronic structure in controlling chohesion of interfaces; first detection/real-space characterization of individual atoms and how clusters vary inside crystals
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: fiber science; green composites; geosynthetics
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: polymer synthesis - liquid crystals, thermosets, fluorinated polymers; polymer characterization - real-time x-ray diffraction; materials for microelectronics - resists and adhesives
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: long-term reliability of fibrous materials; statistical failure processes in composites
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: nanoparticle science and energy applications of nanoscale materials; synthesis and characterization of new metal and metal oxide particles; the creation of advanced alternative energy devices that make use of nanoparticles
Arthur Louis Ruoff - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: ultrahigh pressure; Raman spectroscopy; synchrotron diffraction; mechanical properties
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: mechanics of materials; nondestructive testing techniques; wave propagation; physical acoustics
Stephen Louis Sass - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: internal interface structure and properties; applications of bicrystals; nanotechnology
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: heteroepitaxial growth and characterization of oxide thin films, especially ferroelectric and multiferroic oxides on semiconductors for increased functionality or as potential replacements for silicon oxide as the gate dielectric in MOSFETs
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering Research Interests: advanced synthesis of compound semiconductors
Robert Shepherd - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science
Meredith Silberstein - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science
Ankur Singh - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: biomedical mechanics; fluid dynamics; micro- and nanoscale engineering
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering Research Interests: microwave, optical, high-speed, high temperature, high-power switching of solid-state devices; high temperature growth and fabrication technology; deep level studies
Jin Suntivich - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: electronic properties of thin layers; point defect diffusion in semiconductors; interface stability and nonequilibrium growth properties
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering Research Interests: surface characterization of thin films and glasses using x-ray scattering and scanned probe microscopy; nanopatterning of surfaces
Kenan Unlu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: application of nucleation methods for materials research; neutron activation analysis; neutron depth profiling; prompt Gamma activation analysis; neutron radiography
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: growth and properties of magnetic, dielectric, superconducting and optical thin films; fabrication and characterization of thin film devices; properties of magnetic and superconducting ceramics; development and use of high throughput synthesis/evaluation experimental strategies
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials science Research Interests: polymer science; block copolymers; ionomers; complex fluids under shear; polymer materials at the interface with ceramics and nanobiotechnology
Concentrations: Materials Science and Engineering: materials engineering; materials science Research Interests: electronic materials and devices