Polymers & Composites

Polymers and composites are core competencies for UConn within the field of materials science. Established in 1965, the University’s Institute of Materials Science (IMS) is a multidisciplinary facility that engages industry, faculty, and graduate students in R&D, testing, and characterization projects. IMS operates and maintains extensive state-of-the-art instrumentation including a wide range of laboratories. Support facilities include an electronics shop and an instrument and machine shop. Over 100 faculty members from twenty departments, including UConn Health, are affiliated with IMS, contributing to the Institute’s interdisciplinary research programs and many industry partnerships.

Alexandru Asandei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Anson Ma

Anson Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; The Institute of Materials Science; UConn Site Director, National Science Foundation (NSF) Additive Manufacturing Center (SHAR3D); Technical Council Member, America's Flexible Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NedtFlex)

Arash Zaghi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Douglas Adamson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Gregory Sotzing, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry

Jon Goldberg, Ph.D.

Professor, Reconstructive Sciences

Mark Aindow

Mark Aindow, Ph.D.

Professor, MSE & Associate Director, IMS

Mei Wei, Ph.D.

Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Nicholas Leadbeater, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry Department

Rajeswari Kasi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Rampi Ramprasad, Ph.D.

Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

Sangamesh Kumbar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics and Engineering

Steve Suib

Steven Suib, Ph.D.

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

William Mustain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; United Technologies Professor Engineering Innovation; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; The Institute of Materials Science

Xiuling Lu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy