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.

Faculty

Photo of Helena Hagelin-Weaver Helena Hagelin-Weaver Associate Professor and Ph.D. Recruitment Coordinator
(352) 392-6585

Ph.D., 1999, Royal Institute of Stockholm, Sweden

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

Photo of Charles J. Hages Charles Hages Assistant Professor
(352) 294-7002

Ph.D., 2015, Purdue University

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Nanomaterials, Energy, Optical Spectroscopy, Modeling

Photo of Piyush K. Jain Piyush Jain Assistant Professor
(352) 294-7012

Ph.D., 2013, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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

Ph.D., 2013, Seoul National University

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

Ph.D., 2001, Rice University

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

Photo of Mark Orazem Mark Orazem Distinguished Professor, Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Edie Professor
(352) 392-6207

Ph.D., 1983, Chemical Engineering, University of California

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

Ph.D., 1991, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices

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

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

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 Whitney Stoppel Whitney Stoppel Assistant Professor
(352) 392-6205

Ph.D., 2014, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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

Photo of Kirk J. Ziegler Kirk Ziegler Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Dow Chemical Company Foundation Professor
(352) 392-3412

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2001

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