Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

These two-dimensional structures occur at the boundaries of materials or between two media. 

Researchers

Geoffrey S.D. Beach

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Co-director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at MIT

Ceramics; Condensed Matter Physics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Magnetic Materials; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Yet-Ming Chiang

Kyocera Professor; National Academy of Engineering

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Energy; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Ming Dao

Principal Investigator & Director, Nanomechanics Lab; Principal Research Scientist, DMSE

Biomaterials; Computational Materials Science; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Eugene A. Fitzgerald

Merton C. Flemings-SMA Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; CEO and director of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Rafael Jaramillo

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology; Phase Transformations; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Klavs F. Jensen

Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Chemistry; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Jeehwan Kim

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Energy; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Nanotechnology; Nanomechanics; Phase Transformations; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Thermodynamics

James M. LeBeau

John Chipman Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Nanotechnology; Structural Materials; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Caroline A. Ross

Associate Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Electronic Materials; Magnetic Materials; Nanotechnology; Polymers; Self Assembly; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Frances M. Ross

Ellen Swallow Richards Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Electrochemistry; Self Assembly; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Jennifer L. M. Rupp

Thomas Lord Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy; Energy Storage; Materials Processing; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

Yang Shao-Horn

W.M. Keck Professor of Energy

Electrochemistry; Energy Storage; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Carl V. Thompson

Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at MIT

Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Harry L. Tuller

R.P. Simmons Professor of Ceramics and Electronic Materials

Ceramics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy; Environment; Materials Processing; Materials Chemistry; MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; Photonic Materials; Semiconductors; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Thermodynamics; Transport Phenomena

Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Michael (1949) and Sonja Koerner Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Provost

Bio; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Computational Materials Science; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Polymers; Structural Materials; Composites; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Bilge Yildiz

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Computational Materials Science; Electrochemistry; Energy; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Materials Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films; Transport Phenomena

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