Advanced characterization is a core field of expertise for UConn. A large and diverse number of engineers, scientists, and graduate students collaborate using specialized instruments and lab resources to probe the internal structure and properties of various materials. The endeavors often directly support the needs of UConn’s industry partners. Our research and expertise in this field encompasses the following areas and more:
- Nanostructured materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites)
- Self-assembled organizations and bio-inspired materials
- Catalysts, light-harvesting, water-splitting, and energy-storing materials
- Advanced membranes, stimuli-responsive structures, ferroelectrics, and multiferroics
While these capabilities are available to industry today, the UConn Tech Park will house a more centralized advanced materials characterization facility.
Eric Jordan, Ph.D.
United Technologies Professor of Advanced Materials Processing, Mechanical Engineering
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
Prabhakar Singh, Ph.D.
UTC Endowed Chair Professor, Materials Science & Engineering; Director, Center for Clean Energy Engineering; Director, Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation
Radenka Maric, Ph.D.
Professor, Executive Director, Innovation Partnerships & Tech Park, SOE Named Professor in Sustainable Energy