Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing

New materials and less energy-consuming methods for their synthesis are needed to break new grounds in overcoming critical challenges we face towards enabling a sustainable future. The multi-faceted nature of sustainability is reflected in our multi-faceted approach, be developing next-generation, high efficiency energy converting materials, discovering and optimizing new catalysis and reenvisioning how to hierarchically construct and join materials.

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.