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School of Materials Science and Engineering
The discipline of materials science and engineering combines physics, chemistry, and polymer and electronic engineering to produce novel and innovative materials to improve the quality of life of people around the world. Our School pursues excellence in teaching and research through world-class faculty, state-of-the-art research facilities, and dedicated students.
Major Research Areas
Research on Semiconductor and Optoelectronic Materials
Develop new electronic and photonic semiconductor materials using state-of-art thin-film growth and characterization facilities. This group focuses on materials for light emitting diodes such as III-V, II-VI compound semiconductor thin films, photonic crystals, silicon semiconductor technologies such as nanoscale MOSFET, nonvolatile memory devices, high-K dielectrics, and post CMOS device technologies such as graphene NEMS-CMOS hybrid devices and biomorphic devices.
Research on Nanoelectronics Materials
Studying the dynamics of nanoscale materials and devices based on such research; develop new nanomaterials and devices.
Research on Organic Materials for Optoelectronics
This area covers organic photonics and electronics dealing with the development of novel materials and devices for information processing, including: electroluminescent materials, photorefractive materials, photovoltaic materials, and flexible organic electronic materials, as well as several lithographic techniques used to define the device patterns.
Research on Energy-related Materials
This area focues on solar cells having organic, inorganic, or hybrid materials, hydrogen or methanol fuel cells, renewable biomass-derived fuel cells, and organic or inorganic materials for energy conversion and artificial muscles. Four research groups are actively investigating these areas: Smart Materials Lab, Soft Nanomaterials and Energy Lab, and Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion Lab.
Research on Biomaterials
This area covers polymer biomaterials, biocompatible polymers or supramolecules, biodegradable polymers, or hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering, bio-functionalized nanomaterials, drug (protein, gene) delivery systems, bio-inspired materials, nucleic acids engineering, and immunoengineering.