Faculty Directory

  • Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Franklin M. St. John Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests (not active)

Materials Science, Medical Devices

  • brachytherapy and related materials synthesis
  • biomaterials with an emphasis on metallurgy
  • oxidation of high temperature and refractory alloys
  • ion beam synthesis of nanomaterials oxides
  • coatings

Engineering Education

  • faculty development
  • first year engineering retention, and STEM retention
  • K-12 partnerships
  • Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Richard Witte Endowed Professorship

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Adhesion of fine particles
  • Characterization of materials’ surfaces
  • Biodegradable implant materials
  • Wetting of solids and liquids
  • Colloidal properties of particles
  • Recycling of materials
  • Minerals and oil sands processing
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Strengthening mechanisms
  • Deformation processing and design for manufacturing
  • Steels
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Deformation induced phase transformations
  • Diffraction
  • Charles and Carroll McArthur Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Graphene for solar energy
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Photocatalysis
  • Synthesis of novel solid materials and liquid fuels from CO2
  • Hydrogen storage materials
  • Synthesis, structures and properties of nano-structured materials
  • Heterogeneous catalysis for energy and fuels
  • Predictions of material properties
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Microstructure Evolution in Crystalline Solids
  • Solid State Phase Transformations
  • Magnetic Domains
  • Single Crystal Diffraction and Diffuse Scattering
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director, Institute for Materials Processing (IMP)

Research Interests

  • Microstructural mapping in laser additive manufactured titanium
  • Modeling and characterization of Nextel® reinforced aluminum metal matrix composites
  • Reactive synthesis processes
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Co-deformation of multiphase alloys
  • Mechanisms of strengthening
  • Professor, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Nonreciprocal Phenomena
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Phase Transformations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Microstructure Evolution
  • Heat Treatment of Metals and Alloys
  • Calorimetric and Dilatometric
  • Characterization of Materials
  • Microstructure-Mechanical Property Relationships
  • High Strength-High Toughness Materials
  • Fracture/Rupture of Materials
  • Steels
  • Welding
  • Heavy-Industry Manufacturing
Paul Sanders
"The more you do, the more you do."
—George Sanders (my Dad)
  • Patrick S. Horvath Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) Key Professor
  • Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Steel Professor

Teaching Interests

  • Lead MSE undergraduate senior design program: integrate mechanistic models, ICME tools, experiments, and statistics
  • Apply design knowledge via real-world, industry-sponsored projects

Research Interests

  • Alloy design in Al, Cu, Fe, Ni, and MPEAs 
  • Apply ICME and statistical tools with machine learning and DOEs in alloy optimization
  • Verify via production through casting, wrought processing (extrusion, rolling, drawing, swaging), and/or (wire) additive manufacturing
  • Applications in sustainability (recycling), transportation (lightweighting), and efficiency (thermal stability)
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Graduate Program Director, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Materials characterization
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics
  • Phase transformations
  • Electronic materials
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Thermodynamics and phase diagram modeling
  • Diffusion and solid-state reaction kinetics, and the application of these principles to the solution of materials problems
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Understanding microstructural evolution in materials under complex thermal conditions
  • Electron microscopy
  • Phase transformations
  • Process-structure-property relationships of additively manufactured builds
  • Materials for nuclear reactor applications
  • Thin films
  • In situ TEM
  • Strategies for high-throughput characterization of materials
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Phase Transforming Materials for Advanced Properties
  • In-Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction and Neutron Scattering of Single Crystals, Diffuse Scattering of Nanodomains
  • Dielectric, Ferroelectric, Magnetoelectric Materials and Composites
  • Colloidal Self-Assembly in Multi-Liquid-Phase Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Microstructures and Properties