Center for Materials Devices and Integrated Systems (CMDIS)

Fudong Han

Assistant Professor and Priti and Mukesh Chatter '82 Career Development Chair
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Advanced Materials
Energy Storage

Mona M. Hella

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
High speed circuits for wireless/optical transceivers
Millimeter wave and THz integrated circuits
biomedical and energy harvesting interface ICs

Rena Huang

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
optoelectronic devices
integration and packaging
3-D integrated microsystems
lightwave circuits
integrated slow wave structures
electro-optic modulators
laser diodes

Ravishankar Sundararaman

Materials Science and Engineering
Research Interests: computational material science
electronic properties
solid-liquid interfaces
energy conversion and storage applications
Emphasis on collaboratively developing new theoretical and computational methods in open-source software

Jian Sun

Professor and Director, Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Renewable Energy – Wind and PV Power Conversion, Control and Grid Integration;
High Voltage DC Transmission – Converter Technology, Control and System Stability;
Microgrids, Mobile and Autonomous Power Systems;
Wide Bandgap Power Electronics for Aerospace and Renewable Energy Applications;
Electromagnetic Interference and Power Quality Related to Power Electronics;
Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems

Ganpati Ramanath

John Tod Horton Professor of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Nanomaterials, thin films and interfaces for energy and electronics
Discovery of novel materials phenomena and properties
Atomistic/molecular-level interface science and engineering
Materials processing and manufacturing
Nanoscience and nanotechnology, composites

Robert Karlicek

Professor and Director, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA)
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Advanced lighting systems
Advanced display technologies
Lighting and biological applications
Advanced sensor technology
Internet of Things

Robert Hull

Acting Vice President for Research, Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering, and Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Electronic Materials

Liping Huang

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, School of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Thermal sensors
Porous materials
Glass materials
Computational modeling
Ceramic materials

Partha Dutta

School of Engineering
Semiconductor Optoelectronics
Crystal Growth
Solar Thermal Energy
Full Spectrum Photovoltaics
Full Spectrum Solid State Lighting

Joe H. Chow

NAE, Institute Professor and Director, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT)
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Web simulator
Voltage stability analysis
Voltage and power dispatch
Sensitivity analysis
Rated-capacity operation
Loadflow models
FACTS controllers
Dynamic models
Dispatch strategies
Damping control
Converter based
Computational tools

Rahmi Ozisik

Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Computational Modeling and Simulations
Polymer nanocomposites
Polymer processing and characterization
Protein structure and dynamics
Supercritical fluid assisted processing

Esther A. Wertz

Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Experimental study of light-matter interactions at the single-molecule level
Design and characterization of plasmonic nanostructures
Super-resolution microscopy

Toh-Ming Lu

Ray Palmer Baker Distinguished Professor
Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Novel materials for advanced electronics and energy applications
Epitaxy of 3D semiconductors on 2D substrates

Yaron Danon

Professor, NE Program Director and Director, Gaerttner Linear Accelerator Center (LINAC)
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Data, Novel neutron and x-ray sources
Novel radiation detectors

Nikhil Koratkar

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Smart Materials and Structures
Graphene Electrodes
Electricity Energy Storage
Carbon Nanotubes

Jie Lian

Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Advanced Nuclear Materials
Nano-scale Characterization
Graphene Composites

Wei Ji

Associate Professor
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Reactor Core Analysis
Computational Methodology Development in Radiation Transport
Monte Carlo Modeling
Simulation in Stochastic Media

James Jianqiang Lu

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
LED Display and Lighting, Solar Cell and Fuel Cell Technology
Nano-Micro-electronics, materials, devices, fabrication & Integration
Power Electronics
Neutron Detection Devices
Smart System Hyper-Integration

Bruce Watson

Institute Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Inorganic chemistry of the Earth and terrestrial planets
Experimentation at high pressures and temperatures
Kinetics of reactions and diffusion
Early Earth history
Earth materials
Numerical modeling of diffusion phenomena
Geochemical proxies
Isotope geochemistry

John T. Wen

Head, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Control systems
Thermal management

K. V. Lakshmi

Associate Professor and Scientific Director, Baruch '60 Center For Biochemical Solar Energy Research
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Cheminformatics and Computational Chemistry
Polymers, Materials and Energy
Green Chemistry and Sustainability
Solar Energy Conversion
Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Chang Y. Ryu

Professor and Director, NY State Center for Polymer Synthesis
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Sustainable Polymer Materials
Block Copolymer Self-assembly
Structure-property-relationships of polymeric materials
Polymer HPLC and Large Scale Purification
Viscoelasticity, polymer thermal characterization
Electron Microscopy & Surface analysis/modification

Vidhya Chakrapani

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Semiconductor Electrochemistry
Advanced materials
Quantum dot solar cells
Ultrafast spectroscopy
Li ion batteries
optical and electronic properties of Group III- Nitrides

Suvranu De

J Erik Jonsson '22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Department Head and Director, Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine (CEMSIM)
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Virtual surgery
Computer modeling and simulation
Health care technology

Mark S. Shephard

Samuel A. Johnson '37 and Elizabeth C. Johnson Professor of Engineering and Director, Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC)
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Finite Element Analysis
Computer Graphics
Computer-Aided Design

Michael Amitay

Professor and James L. Decker '45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director, Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC).
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Experimental Aerodynamics
Experimental fluid mechanics
Active and passive Flow Control

Georges Belfort

Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Member, National Academy of Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Membrane separation processes
Transport phenomena
Interfacial phenomena and rheology
Bioseparations and sensors
Protein misfolding and aggregation
Intein technology

Anna Dyson

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology
Building Architecture & Design
Built Ecologies
Building Energy Generation

Johnson Samuel

Associate Professor
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Micro-manufacturing Processes: Micro-milling/drilling, Micro-EDM and Micro-ECM
Biomedical manufacturing: Patient-specific bone surgery, Carie removal, surgeon training
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): Fiber-reinforced soft composites, Surgeon training phantoms
Electrospinning: Multi-material fibers, yarns, coatings and textiles
Engineering education

Gwo Ching Wang

Travelstead Institute Chair
Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Growth, characterization, and physics of 2D materials, thin films and nanostructures using state-of-art techniques
RHEED surface pole figure analysis of textures evolution in thin films and nanostructures
Azimuthal RHEED for mapping of structures and perfection of graphene and 2D materials

B. Wayne Bequette

Professor and Technology Manager, CESMII Northern Regional Manufacturing Center
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Deep learning and AI applications in healthcare
Deep learning and AI applications in smart manufacturing
Diabetes technology
Process systems automation and control

Curt Breneman

Dean of the School of Science, Professor and Director, Rensselaer Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research (RECCR)
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Materials Informatics
Drug Discovery Software
Computational ADME/Tox
Data Analytics

Tong Zhang

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
memory and data storage systems
computer architecture
cloud storage and computing
VLSI signal processing

Jian Shi

Materials Science and Engineering
Strain engineering in functional materials
Correlated materials and devices
Neuromorphic devices

Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc

Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Multiscale Thermal and Thermoelectric Sensing and Metrology
Sustainable Buildings Thermal Systems
Solid-State Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Materials Devices and Systems
Surgery and Medical Devices
Advanced Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Devices
Interface and Composite Materials Conductance
Heat Conduction Fundamentals
Thermal Energy Storage Fundamentals

T. Paul Chow

Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Semiconductor Power Devices and ICs
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
Semiconductors, Electronics and Circuits

Michael Shur

Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy
Solid State Devices
Semiconductor Devices
Integrated Circuits

Deepak Vashishth

Director of Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine

Sangwoo Lee

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Polymer Thermodynamics
Mesoscale Structures in Inhomogeneous Polymers
Material Design and Synthesis

Daniel Walczyk

Professor and Director, Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Rapid Tooling
Environmentally Conscious Design
Machine Design