MSE Faculty

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Research Interests

Dr. Sudipta Seal Dr. Sudipta Seal
Interim Chair, Director of AMPAC and NSTC

(407) 823-5277
Interim Chair's Message

  • Nanmaterials processing and characterization
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Materials for optics, sensors, coatings, fuel cells
  • Oxidation/Corrosion
  • Surface Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Mechanical Planarization
Dr. Linan An Dr. Linan An
Professor, MSE
(407) 823-1009
  • Micro-fabrication of ceramics for MEMS applications
  • Processing structure property relationships of ceramic materials
  • Polymer-derived ceramics
  • Nano-materials/composites: synthesis and properties
Dr. Yuanli Bai Dr. Yuanli Bai
Assistant Professor, MSE
(407) 823-4548
  • Constitutive modeling of plasticity and fracture for new materials including metals and nano-composites
  • Lightweight designs, structural impact and crashworthiness
  • Multi-scale finite element analysis and material subroutine development
  • Experimental techniques development
Dr. Quanfang Chen Dr. Quanfang Chen
Professor, MAE
(407) 823-2152
  • MEMS/NEMS (micro/nano-electro-mechanical-systems
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Nanocomposites for MEMS
  • Biological MEMS devices
  • Microfluidic systems
  • Micro scale materials characterizations
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Dr. Hyoung Jin 'Joe' Cho Dr. Hyoung Jin "Joe" Cho
Associate Professor, MAE
(407) 823-5014
  • Micro/Nanofabrication for BioMEMS and optical applications
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Micromachined magnetic sensors and actuators
  • Fundamental MEMS process: UV-LIGA, electrodeposition and packaging
Dr. Lee Chow Dr. Lee Chow
Professor, Physics
(407) 823-2333
  • Novel Carbon Materials
  • Diffusion in Silicon
  • Thin Films Deposition
Dr. Kevin Coffey Dr. Kevin Coffey
Professor, MSE
(407) 823-2175
  • Thin Film Processing
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Solid State Reactions
  • Nanoscale Tribology
  • Magnetic Thin Films
  • Grain Boundary Diffusion
Dr. Neelkanth Dhere Dr. Neelkanth Dhere
Research Faculty and Professor, FSEC
(321) 638-1442
  • Photovoltaic Materials Processing
  • Photovoltaic Materials Characterization and Testing
Dr. Jiyu Fang Dr. Jiyu Fang
Associate chair, Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Biological Interfaces
  • Nano-scale Science and Engineering
  • Molecular Self-Assembly
  • Polymer Thin Films
  • Biotechnology
  • Soft Lithography
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Liquid Crystal Imaging Techniques
Dr. James Fenton Dr. James Fenton
Director, FCSE and Professor, MAE
(321) 638-1002
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Technology
Stephen Florczyk Stephen Florczyk
Assistant Professor, MSE
(407) 823-2738
  • Processing and characterization of biomaterial scaffolds
  • Tissue engineering
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Characterization of cell-material interaction
  • Stem cells
Dr. Romain Gaume Dr. Romain Gaume
Assistant Professor, CREOL-NSTC
(407) 823-5683
  • Design, fabrication and characterization of optical ceramicsÊ
  • Laser ceramics
  • Scintillator materials
  • Thermoelectrics materials
  • Nanoceramics
Dr. Romain Gaume Dr. Andre J. Gesquiere
Associate Professor, Nanoscience Technology Center & Department of Chemistry
(407) 454-1317
  • Nanoscale Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion
  • Nanobiology: imaging and biophysical studies
Dr. Jan Gou Dr. Jan Gou
Associate Professor, MAE
(407) 823-2155
  • Composite Materials Manufacturing
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Durability of Composite Materials
  • Nanocomposite Materials
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations
  • Finite Element Simulations
  • Materials Processing and Mechanics
  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Design and Manufacturing
Dr. James Hickman Dr. James J. Hickman
Professor, NSTC
(407) 823-1925
  • Nanoscience
  • Engineered Neuronal Networks as Drug Screening Platforms
  • An In Vitro Model of Stem Cell Innervation of Myotubes
  • High Throughput Electrophysiology for Pathway Identification
  • Nanocolumn-supported nanoparticle array for early detection of lung cancer biomarkers
Dr. Qun  "Treen" Huo Dr. Qun "Treen" Huo
Associate Professor, NSTC
(407) 823-2155
  • Synthesis, property studies, and application development of nanoparticle materials
  • Architectural organization of nanobuilding blocks.
  • Precise control on both the chemical structures of individual
  • Controlled chemical functionalization of nanoparticles
  • Development of nanoparticle/polymer hybrid materials
Tengfei Jiang Tengfei Jiang
Assistant Professor, MSE
  • Reliability metrology
  • Emerging interconnect and packaging systems
  • Micro/nano-fabrication
  • Microstructure and interface
  • Micro/nano-mechanical characterization
  • Synchrotron x-ray microdiffraction
Tengfei Jiang Yeonwoong (Eric) Jung
Assistant Professor, Nanoscience Technology Center
  • Low-dimensional electronic materials (nanowires and 2D materials)
  • Nanoscale structure-property relationships
  • in-situ transmission electron microscopy
  • energy and electronic technologies
Hyeran Kang Hyeran Kang
Assistant Professor, Nanoscience Technology Center
  • Biophysics of cytoskeletal protein assembly and dynamics
  • biopolymer and cell mechanics
  • molecular mechanism of mechano-sensing
Dr. Aravinda Kar Dr. Aravinda Kar
Professor, CREOL
(407) 823-6921
  • Fabrication of nanowires for integrated nanodevices
  • Laser Drilling 170-Micron Diameter Holes
  • Laser-Doped Nanostructuring in SiC for Deep Green Light Emitting Diodes
  • Nanoscopic Optical Sensors
  • Novel Erosion Resistant Coating For High Temperature Composites
  • Ultrahigh Temperature Optical Sensing
Dr. Lorraine Leon Lorraine Leon Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, MSE
  • Molecular Engineering & Self Assembly
  • Biomaterials
  • Polyelectrolyte Complexation
  • Soft Materials Characterization
  • Nanomedicine
Dr. Seetha Raghavan Dr. Seetha Raghavan
Assistant Professor
(407) 823-1737
  • Mechanics of aerospace structures and materials
  • Piezo-spectroscopy
  • Thermal barrier coatings
  • In situ strain measurements using synchrotron radiation
  • Non-destructive evaluation
Dr. Kathleen Richardson Dr. Kathleen A. Richardson
Professor of Optics, CREOL
(407) 823-6815
  • Design, processing and characterization of infrared optical glass and glass ceramic materials
  • Precision glass molding (PGM) and optical manufacturing science
  • Planar on-chip chem/bio sensors
  • Performance and reliability investigation of multi-material, Si-based, opto-electronic systems
Dr. Swadeshmukul Santra Dr. Swadeshmukul Santra
Associate Professor - NSTC, Department of Chemistry, and Biomolecular Science Center
(407) 882-2848
  • Quantum dot nanotechnology
  • Antimicrobial nanomaterials
  • Agricultural pesticides
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Bioimaging and sensing
  • Drug delivery systems
Dr. Patrick Schelling Dr. Patrick Schelling
Associate Professor, Physics
(407) 882-1016
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Thermal Transport
  • Electrochemistry
  • Electronic Structure Methods
  • Multiscale Simulation
Dr. Winston Schoenfeld Dr. Winston Schoenfeld
Associate Professor, CREOL
(407) 823-6898
  • Semiconductor & Integrated Photonics
  • Epitaxial Growth
  • LEDs & Laser Diodes
  • Quantum Dots & Nanostructures
  • Optoelectronics
  • Oxide Semiconductors
  • Photovoltaics
  • Periodic Structures & Photonic Crystals
  • Nanophotonics & Plasmonics
  • Nonlinear & Quantum Optics
  • Solar Energy Applications
  • Integrated-Optic Sensing
  • Optical, EUV & X-ray Lithography
  • Displays
  • Quantum Communication & Information
Dr. Yong-ho Sohn Dr. Yong-ho Sohn
Professor, MSE
(407) 882-1181
  • Multicomponent Multiphase Diffusion including Thermotransport
  • High Temperature Materials and Coatings including Thermal Barrier Coatings
  • Oxidation and Corrosion
  • Materials and Coatings for Energy Production, Storage and Conversion
  • Materials Characterization and Electron Microscopy
Dr. C. Suryanarayana Dr. C. Suryanarayana
Professor, MAE
(407) 823-6662
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Processing and Properties of Non-equilibrium Materials
  • Mechanical Alloying
  • Materials Characterization
Dr. Laurene Tetard Dr. Laurene Tetard
Assistant Professor - NSTC, Physics Department
(407) 882-0128
  • High resolution microscopy
  • Nanoscale spectroscopy
  • Subsurface Imaging
  • 2D materials characterization
  • Soft matter characterization
  • Nano(bio)technology
Dr. Jayan Thomas Dr. Jayan Thomas
Assistant Professor, NSTC
(407) 882-0196
  • Nanoimprinting techniques 
  • Nanoarchitectured solar cells 
  • Nanostructured ultracapacitors
  • 3-D display techniques using photorefractive polymers
  • Nonlinear optical materials
  • Optical limiting devices
  • Nanophotonic devices
Dr. Raj Vaidyanathan Dr. Raj Vaidyanathan
Professor, MSE
(407) 882-1180
  • Properties and multi-scale mechanical characterization of advanced materials
  • Micro- and nanoindentation
  • In situ diffraction (neutron and synchrotron x-ray) at load and temperature
  • Residual stress measurements
  • Smart materials, metallic glasses
Dr. Yang Yang Dr. Yang Yang
Assistant Professor, NSTC
(407) 882-1180
  • Nano materials synthesis and characterization
  • Graphene, 2D materials and beyond
  • Supercapacitors and batteries
  • Water splitting
  • Catalysis
  • Smart electronics
Dr. Lei Zhai Dr. Lei Zhai
Associate Professor, NSTC
(407) 882-2847
  • Conductive polymer/nanotube composites
  • Polymer Derived
  • Surface Functionalization of Microfluidic Systems
  • Bottom-up Assembly of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) on Carbon Nanotubes: 2D Building Blocks for Nanoscale Circuits
  • Conductive block copolymer systems to disperse and stabilize CNTs
  • Controllable Drug Delivery Systems for Diabetic Patients
Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Central Florida
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 12760 Pegasus Drive, Engineering I, Suite 207, Orlando, Florida, 32816  •  TEL: Jodi Elder (407) 823-0607, FAX: (407) 882-1462   •  web@cecs.ucf.edu