Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology

We develop fundamental understanding and control over various advanced materials for a spectrum of device and nanotechnology applications ranging from nanoparticle catalysts and magnetic nanoparticles to impedance glucose sensors and next-generation power switches to supramolecular assemblies and interfacial engineering of nanomaterials.


Photo of Won Tae Choi Won Tae Choi Assistant Professor
(352) 392-9102

Research Interests: Electrochemical Engineering of Materials for Energy Conversion & Storage, Electro- and Photocatalysis, and Electronics

Photo of Helena Hagelin-Weaver Helena Hagelin-Weaver Associate Professor, and Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Edie Term Professor
(352) 392-6585

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Atomic Layer Deposition, Nanoparticle Oxides, Surface Characterizations

Photo of David Hibbitts David Hibbitts Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Associate Professor, and Moreno Rising Star Professor
(352) 392-0751

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Kinetic Studies, Density Functional Theory, Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

Photo of Piyush K. Jain Piyush Jain Assistant Professor and Shah Rising Star Professor
(352) 294-7012

Research Interests: Bioengineering, Gene Editing, CRISPR/Cas, Nucleic acids and Protein Engineering, Nanomaterials, Responsive Systems

Photo of Yeongseon Jang Yeongseon Jang Assistant Professor
(352) 294-1289

Research Interests: Self-Assembly, Colloid and Surface Science, Functional Coating, Polymer Engineering, Biomaterials, Recombinant Proteins

Photo of Peng Jiang Peng Jiang Professor
(352) 392-2189

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Nanophotonics, Photonic Crystals, Self-assembly

Photo of Joshua D. Moon Joshua Moon Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Polymer membranes, Multi-component separations, Mass transport in polymers, Soft material design and characterization

Photo of Mark Orazem Mark Orazem Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-6207

Research Interests: Electrochemical Engineering: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Corrosion (including cathodic protection), Current Distribution in Electrochemical Systems, Fuel Cells, Mathematical Modeling.

Photo of Fan Ren Fan Ren Distinguished Professor
(352) 392-4727

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

Photo of Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos Department Chair and Dean’s Leadership Professor
(352) 392-0881

Research Interests: Biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles; fundamental fluid physics of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles; magnetic nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization; suspension hydrodynamics and rheology.

Photo of Janani Sampath Janani Sampath Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2018, The Ohio State University

Research Interests: Polymer Membranes, Polymer-Protein Conjugates, Self-Assembly, Computational Materials Design

Photo of Whitney Stoppel Whitney Stoppel Assistant Professor, William P. and Tracy Cirioli Term Professor, and Ph.D. Recruitment Coordinator
(352) 392-6205

Research Interests: biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, transport in biomaterials

Photo of Kirk J. Ziegler Kirk Ziegler Charles A. Stokes Endowed Professor
(352) 392-3412

Research Interests: Nanomaterial synthesis, dispersion, and separation, Transport at nanoscale interfaces