Advanced Materials & Additive Manufacturing

The University of Connecticut is a national leader in the fields of advanced materials and additive manufacturing.  By partnering with UConn, original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers can pursue faster prototyping and the integration of more advanced materials – both plastics and metals – in their products. Today, UConn is one of the leading institutions for additive manufacturing research and prototyping, and is home to the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC).

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Alexandru Asandei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry


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Ali Gokirmak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering


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Anson Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


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Arash Zaghi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


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Challa Kumar, Ph.D.

Professor, Biological and Physical Chemistry


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Douglas Adamson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry


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Eric Jordan, Ph.D.

United Technologies Professor of Advanced Materials Processing, Mechanical Engineering


  • Materials behavior and stress analysis
  • Solution precursor plasma spray coatings
  • Dense and optical ceramics
  • Laser diagnostic of coatings and laser cleaning
  • Health prediction and monitoring testing and modeling for thermal barrier coatings
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Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry Department


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Gregory Sotzing, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry


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Helena Silva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering


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James Rusling, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry Department


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Leila Ladani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


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Leslie Loew, Ph.D.

Director of the Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling - UConn Health Center. Boehringer Ingelheim Chair in Cell Sciences Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


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Mark Aindow, Ph.D.

Professor, MSE & Associate Director, IMS


Specialties

  • Metal alloys
  • Nanocomposite coatings
  • Microstructural development
  • Catalytic nanomaterials
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Prabhakar Singh, Ph.D.

UTC Endowed Chair Professor, Materials Science & Engineering; Director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering Director; Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation


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Pu-Xian Gao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering


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Radenka Maric, Ph.D.

Professor, Executive Director, Innovation Partnerships & Tech Park, SOE Named Professor in Sustainable Energy


Specialties

  • nanomaterials
  • coatings
  • thin film technology
  • corrosion
  • batteries and fuel cells
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Rainer Hebert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Material Science; Director of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC)


  • Additive manufacturing alloy development
  • Additive manufacturing process capabilities
  • Rapid solidification
  • Metallic glasses-crystalization
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Rajeswari Kasi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


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Robert Kelly, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Professor, Reconstructive Sciences


Sangamesh Kumbar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Engineering


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Steven Suib, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Director of the Institute of Materials Science


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William Mustain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemical and BiomolecularEngineering


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Xu Chen

Assistant Professor


Commercial Applications

Selective laser sintering (additive manufacturing)

Wafer scanners (semiconductor manufacturing system)

Active suspensions

Robotics and human-machine interactions

Nanometer-precision systems

Specialties

  • System design and controls in additive manufacturing
  • Adaptive control and ultra high-precision servo
  • High-speed vision-based servo

Yu Lei, Ph.D.

Castleman Distinguished Associate Professor


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Yusuf Khan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering