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.
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
Mark Aindow, Ph.D.
Professor, MSE & Associate Director, IMS
- Metal alloys
- Nanocomposite coatings
- Microstructural development
- Catalytic nanomaterials
Nicholas Leadbeater, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
- Application of flow processing in synthetic chemistry
- Organofluorine chemistry
Steven Suib, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Director of the Institute of Materials Science