Materials Science and Engineering

   

Materials Research Project

Faculty

Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Professor and Department Chair, ChBE
Structural and Multifunctional Materials
Structural and Multifunctional Materials

The goals of my research are to develop materials with tailored properties through a detailed understanding and manipulation of molecular level structure, synthesis and most uniquely processing methodologies.

Such materials are likely to find a broad range of use in the next generation of space vehicles and space systems. Development of such materials, while clearly providing mechanisms for reduced energy consumption, will also provide a mechanism to sense and heal potential failures in the material and system.

Two areas of targeted research are in reinforced, self-monitored polymeric materials and reinforced and directionally sensitive lightweight ceramic materials.

Faculty

Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Professor and Department Chair, ChBE