Jeffery Aguiar

Adjunct Professor
Office: Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls
Phone: 208-526-2884
Email:  jeffery.aguiar@inl.gov
 

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the study of materials at micron to atomic scale for a wide range of energy applications (i.e., nuclear, solar, and batteries) and published in over 50 peer-reviewed professional publications, including several in Nature and similar high-impact professional journals.  I work with multiple national laboratories, and am well-recognized in energy materials and cutting-edge microscopy.
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Steven Blair

Adjunct Professor
Office: MEB 3236
Phone: 801-585-6157
Email: blair@ece.utah.edu

Research Interests

Overall research focuses on the application of optics/photonics to problems in biology and medicine. Current research includes plasmonic antennas for enhancing light matter interactions, real-time DNA and protein microarrays, and neural photonics - using light to effect and/or record neural signals.

Ravi Chandran

Adjunct Professor
Office: 412 Browning Building
Phone: 801-581-7197
Email: ravi.chandran@utah.edu

Research Interests

Research is largely in the broad area of materials research including physical/mechanical metallurgy, materials processing, with particular emphasis on theoretical and experimental investigations on metallic materials, Li-ion battery electrodes, nanostructured ceramics, coatings, titanium alloy systems and novel structural material concepts. Adjunt Professor Ravi Chandran, whose is primarily a professor in Metallurgical Engineering, has recently been awarded a $440K grant, for three years, from the Department of Energy, Office of Science for the study of phase transitions in Li-ion battery electrodes. This follows a previous grant on the same subject and provides opportunities for two graduate students to continue the in situ experiments in Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ride National Laboratory, TN. 
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Sean Clancy

Adjunct Professor
Office: Chemical Engineer, HZO, Inc., Draper, UT
Phone: 302-468-7321
Email: sean.clancy@utah.edu

Research Interests

Materials development, process development, and characterization of coatings for corrosion mitigation on electronics and other devices. Design, synthesis, and analysis of functional coatings for charge storage, light-emission, sensor, and other applications.
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Michael Free

Adjunct Professor
Office: 417 WBB
Phone: 801-585-9798
Email: michael.free@utah.edu

Research Interests

I perform research in areas involving metals and chemistry (chemical metallurgy).  I do research in chemical extraction and purification of metals, corrosion, removal of metals from solutions, recovery of metals from solutions, electrochemical recovery and purification of metals, and materials synthesis to produce thin films, sensors, and alloys.
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Bruce Gale

Adjunct Professor
Office: 3711 SMBB
Phone: 801-585-5944
Email: bruce.gale@utah.edu

Research Interests

Microfluidics, MEMS, and nanotechnology applications in medicine and biology
Integrated microsystems for biomedical separations, sensing, and actuation
Micropumps, microvalves, and microsensors
Microscale DNA analysis systems
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Ashok Khandkar

Adjunct Professor
Office: Elute, Inc., and Xenocor, Inc.
Phone: 801-696-4716
Email: ashok.khandkar@gmail.com

Research Interests

Current interest are focused in biomaterials and medical devices.  Previous research interests included:  ceramics, ionic  conductors, fuel cells, batteries and solid state electrochemistry.
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Shadi Al Khateeb

Adjunct Professor
Office:
Phone:
Email: ucytecry@yahoo.com

Research Interests

Current research includes thin film cathodes for Li-ion batteries and thin film of fluorrapatite for medical applications.

Ramaswamy Lakshminarayanan

Adjunct Professor

Charles Lewinsohn

Adjunct Professor
Office: CoorsTek R&D Center, Golden, CO.
Phone: 385-393-0660
Email:clewinsohn@alum.mit.edu

Research Interests

Research interests include ceramic matrix composites, ionically conductive ceramics, ceramic microchannel structures and materials and systems for energy efficiency. I focus on linking mechanical behavior during processing and operation to improve manufacturing viability and system efficiency.
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Hyung-Tae Lim

Adjunct Professor
Office: 202 CME
Phone:
Email:htaelim@changwon.ac.kr

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Joel Miller

Adjunct Professor
Office: HEB2124
Phone: 801-585-5455
Email: jsmiller@chem.utah.edu

Research Interests

Primary research interest is include the discovery, characterization and exploitation of molecule-based magnets 

Michael Simpson

Adjunct Professor
Office: 415 Browning
Phone: 801-581-8013
Email: michael.simpson@utah.edu

Research Interests

Research is primarily focused on recycling of spent nuclear fuel. Specific emphasis is placed on actinide separations, measurements, and waste processing. Study of molten salt electrochemistry and corrosion is a broad research interest, as it applies to nuclear energy, solar energy, and nuclear waste management.
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Ashley Spear

Adjunct Professor
Office: 2151 MEK
Phone: 801-581-4753
Email: ashley.spear@utah.edu

Research Interests

Characterizing and simulating three-dimensional cracking in metallic structures, 3-D finite element analysis, concurrent multiscale modeling, microscale characterization of metallic materials, high-energy x-ray diffraction microscopy (HEDM).

Kaushal Singh

Adjunct Professor

Florian Solzbacher

Adjunct Professor
Office: 2110 MEB
Phone: 801-581-6045
Email: florian.solzbacher@utah.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Solzbacher is Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Engineering Innovation at the University of Utah. He is President and Executive Chairman of Blackrock Microsystems and has adjunct appointments in Materials Science and Bioengineering at the University of Utah. His research focuses on harsh environment microsystems and materials, including implantable, wireless microsystems for biomedical and healthcare applications, and on high temperature and harsh environment compatible micro sensors. He is author of over 190 journal and conference publications, 5 book chapters and 16 pending patents.

Zeev Vardeny

Adjunct Professor
Office:
Phone: 801-581-8372
Email: val@physics.utah.edu

Research Interests

Research is focused on the electrical, optical and magnetic properties of organic semiconductors. The main devices that we fabricate and study include organic light emitting diodes, organic photovoltaic solar cells, and organic spin-valves.

Heayoung Yoon

Adjunct Professor
Office: MEB 2136
Phone: 801-585-0334
Email: heayoung.yoon@utah.edu

Research Interests

Primary research interests are in engineering micro/nano materials to enhance device performance and functionality in energy, advanced electronics, and biomedical technology. Pursuit of these interests has included work on pillar array solar cells, robust molecular junction devices, and near field bio-imaging platforms. Current research focuses on investigation of 3D local electrical and optical properties of polycrystalline thin film solar cells

Ilya Zharov

Adjunct Professor
Office: 3416 TBBC
Phone: 801-587-9335
Email: i.zharov@utah.edu

Research Interests

Current research in Zharov group is divided between three main areas: (1) functional membrane materials for energy and separations, (2) functional nanoparticles for biomedical applications and catalysis, and (3) nanoconfinement effects on chemical reactivity and on physical properties of hydrocarbons. Within these areas, the following projects are ongoing: (1) self-assembly of polymer brush nanoparticles into porous supercrystals, (2) ion-conducting membranes from self-assembly of polymer brush nanoparticles, (3) tailoring the nanoenvironment of diamond-supported noble metal nanoparticles for control of catalysis, (4) degradable silica nanoparticles, (5) investigation of nanoconfinement effect on reactivity of aryl cyanate esters, and (6) fluid-solid interactions inside nanopores.
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