Materials Science

ASU students are building designer electronic materials with atomic level precision, constructing molecular level logic devices in cells, and complex nanostructures based on molecular origami that self-assemble with atomic level control of function, and 2-dimensional and other novel materials for energy conversion and storage. ASU student are world leaders in research on molecular processes in solid and disordered states and in connecting geological materials to molecular processes.

Christina Birkel

Inorganic solid-state chemistry, materials chemistry, non-conventional synthesis methods, microwave chemistry, inorganic solids, structure of solids, X-ray diffraction, two-dimensional materials, hybrid materials, surface chemistry, magnetism, catalysis

Daniel Buttry

Battery and fuel cell materials, Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Interfacial chemistry

Ray Carpenter

Interface structure and nanochemistry of metallic, ceramic, and electronic materials. Solid state phase transformation mechanisms. Electron microscopy

Andrew Chizmeshya

Computational Solid State Chemistry, Semiconductor Simulation, Vibrational and Optical Properties of Solids, Physisorption, Carbon Sequestration

John Kouvetakis

Solid-state inorganic chemistry, thin film heterostructures, nanoscale devices, microelectronics

Yan Liu

Nanoparticles synthesis and functionalization DNA directed self-assembly Multi-component complex structure

Timothy Long

Synthesis, materials, nanoscale, catalysis/sustainability

Alexandra Navrotsky

Materials of the universe, thermochemistry, ceramics, geochemistry, mineralogy

Ranko Richert

Dynamics of Liquids, Glass Transition, Dynamic Heterogeneity, Confinement Effects

Scott Sayres

Ultrafast Lasers, Electron Dynamics, XUV Spectroscopy, Molecular Clusters

Don Seo

Inorganic solids, sustainable materials chemistry, porous materials, hierarchical nanostructures, hybrid materials, exploration of new synthetic methods, energy production, water purification, environmental remediations

George Wolf

High pressure chemistry, phase transitions, spectroscopy, materials chemistry

Jeffery Yarger

Solid-state NMR and MRI, soft matter research, disordered materials, biopolymers, battery and fuel cell materials, polyamorphism, nano-materials, high-pressure chemistry, quantum computation, laser scattering spectroscopy, neutron, electron and xray diffraction of amorphous materials