Materials Science & Nanoengineering

Materials Science & Nanoengineering

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Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE)

Phone: 713.348.3698

Research Groups

Ajayan Research Group


Nanomaterials in energy generation and storage; multifunctional composites; nano-enabled bio-mimetic systems; nanoelectronics; nanosensors; active nanosystems

Barrera Research Group


Interface studies and the study of mechanisms that lead to new composites, coatings, and thin films; processing of new materials systems that take advantage of the unique properties in nanotechnology

Lou Research Group


Nanomaterial synthesis; nanomechanical characterization and nanodevice fabrication for energy; environment and biomedical applications 

Ringe Research Group

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Atomic resolution and three dimensional elemental mapping of alloy nanoparticles relevant for catalysis applications; near-field plasmon mapping using electron energy loss spectroscopy

Thomas Research Group


Using 2D and 3D lithography; direct-write and self-assembly techniques for creating metamaterials with unprecedented mechanical and thermal properties

Yakobson Research Group


Theory and modeling of structure; kinetics; properties of materials derived from macroscopic and fundamental molecular interactions