Materials for Advancing Human Health

Material innovations have led to breakthrough technologies and devices that save lives and significantly improve patient quality of life. Research in this multidisciplinary field requires a combination of fundamental and application-driven approaches. Our faculty are focused on novel synthesis, fabrication, and characterization techniques to develop next-generation materials and devices for preventative medicine, diagnostics and therapeutics to serve all mankind.

Core Faculty Members


This research pillar is multidisciplinary and works with numerous entities outside of the department to ensure maximum impact and rapid advances. Larger research groups on campus include:


Beyond the individual faculty member's specialized laboratories, extensive shared/core facilities exist which are utilized to perform our research. Some important larger scale facilities used for this and other research areas can be found on the facilities page.