Plastics processing, including extrusion, injection molding, and novel processing techniques; nanomanufacturing with polymers; 3D printing
Polymer colloids, soft matter, stimuli-responsive polymers, emulsion polymerization and water-based polymer coatings, inks and adhesives. Photoresist polymers for nanolithography, nanofluidic devices & microcapsules & hybrid nanoparticles for nanomedicine, biomedical devices, drug delivery devices and biosensors.
New polymeric materials, additives, fillers, economic evaluations, elastomers, & rheology
Computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, process control, injection molding, part design, mold design, finite element analysis
Plastics product and process design, process simulation, instrumentation, and control
Rubber technology, thermoplastic elastomers, design, properties and processing of elastomers, nano materials.
Biocatalysis, greener advanced materials (electronic, photo-responsive polymers, molecularly integrated hybrid nanomaterials, materials for energy conversion/storage), elastomers, thermal & morphological characterization of materials, roll to roll manufacture of flexible electronic products.
Materials preparation and structure/properties relationships in polymer nanocomposites, polymer crosslinking and network formation, pre-ceramic polymers, sol-gel chemistry and materials analysis (porosimetry, permeation testing, thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction & spectroscopic techniques)
Renewable polymers, Plastics processing, nanocomposites, organic photovoltaics and electronics, rheology, scattering
Extrusion, injection molding, in-process metrology, rheology, process optimization