Materials Science and Engineering Current Research Tracks

Track (1) Nano-materials for energy, sensing, environmental and bioelectronic applications

    Perovskite, CTS, Organic and Quantum Dot Photovoltaic Solar Cells: Fundamental Investigation & Device Engineering.

    Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing Applications; Fundamental Investigation & Device Engineering.

    Carbon Nanostructured Materials (Graphene, Carbon Nanofibers and CNTs): Synthesis, Characterization and Device Engineering in Supercapacitors/Batteries/Fuel Cells applications.

    Nano-Piezo Electric Materials: Approaches to Energy Scavenging

    Strain Gauge Sensors: Materials and Fabrication.

    Thin Film and Bulk Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials.

    Plasmonic Nanostructured Materials as Photo-thermal Membranes.

    CNTs and Graphene-Based Materials for Printed and Flexible Electronic Application.

    Photocatalysis and Environmental Catalysis for Hydrogen Generation and Fisher Tropcsh Synthesis.

    Modeling and Simulation of Nanostructured Materials for Sensing and Energy systems

    Corrosion and Super-hydrophobic Coatings with Self-healing Properties.

    Chitosan, Chitosan-Nanoparticles and Nanofibers Preparation and Characterization for Tissue Engineering and Drug Systems.

Track (2) Mechanics of materials: Modeling, Simulation and characterization (properties, stress, strain and displacement)

    Finite element modeling of nano tube reinforced functionally graded materials.

    Characterization of graphene reinforced composites using inverse analyses.

    Modeling and Simulation of composites with different reinforcements’ shape and materials

    Modeling of nano-piezo-composites for different applications

    Material behaviour under severe plastic deformation / high strain rates.

    Wear of materials.

Track (3) Advanced Functional Materials (Design, Processing and Characterization)

    Fatigue and wear resistance of alloys and metal-composites

    Ultra-high strength and super-alloys

    Dental, bio-implants, and bio-degradable metallic materials

    Bulk-nanostructure materials and severe plastic deformation

    Shape memory and superelastic alloys for sensing, biomedical, and structural application

    Development of new low-cost alloys for biomedical and aerospace application

    Metal and metal-oxides nano-tubes and nano-rods (production, characterization and applications

    Alloys of high temperature and applications (design, production and characterization)

    Improved castability of metals and alloys