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.
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)
Steven Suib, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Director of the Institute of Materials Science