Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Microstructured Materials

The mechanical, biological, electronic, and photonic properties of technologically-important materials are often strongly mediated by the details of their internal microstructures. Examples include the rheology of complex fluids, deformation of micro- and nano-grained structural materials and composites, electrochemical performance of fuel cell and battery components, and the regenerative function of synthetic tissue. Microstructured Materials research in ChEMS aims to better understand or develop such correlations and use them for the design and assembly of advanced microstructured materials.