Materials Science and Engineering

Research Professors Directory

Anjana Asthana

  • Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Electron Microscopy
  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Solid State Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electronic Materials

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials, Semiconductors, Superconductors, Giant Magnetoresistance Materials, Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Characterization by SEM, TEM, X-ray Diffraction, Raman Spectroscopy and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy
  • Applications of Nanomaterials in Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Quantum Switching
  • In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Composites
  • Electron Transport Properties of Nanomaterials and Composites

Timothy Leftwich

  • Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Surface functionalization, thin films, photovoltaics and catalytic surfaces
  • Material characterization by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS (ESCA)), SEM, Auger and Raman spectroscopy

Bowen Li

  • Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Porous ceramics
  • Phase transformation
  • inorganic nonmetallic materials
  • Antimicrobial behavior of materials
  • Materials characterization
  • Mineral processing and applications

Calvin L. White

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Research Professor

Teaching Interests

  • Accreditation issues
  • Corrosion and environmental effects
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Auger electron spectroscopy/microscopy
  • Corrosion and environmental effects
  • Fracture and failure of materials
  • Interfacial segregation and fracture
  • Intermetallic compounds
  • Materials joining
  • Process and synthesis of alloys