Contact Information

Mark Aindow, Ph.D.

Professor, MSE & Associate Director, IMS

Dr. Aindow is the Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science. The emphasis of Dr. Aindow’s current programs is on microstructural development in a variety of engineering materials. The main approach is the use of advanced electron microscopy techniques to reveal the microstructural details that dictate the behavior of materials. These projects include: conductive oxide coatings for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects (NSF/United Technologies Research Center); metals and alloys for electrical circuit breaker applications (GE Energy – Industrial Solutions); electroplated cobalt-phosphorus coatings as replacements for hard chrome (US Chrome); dual mode intermediate temperature fuel cell: liquid fuels and electricity (Fuel Cell Energy/ARPA-E).

Commercial Applications

  • Novel alloys for electrical contact applications
  • Development of ultra-high strength aluminum alloys
  • Application of lasers to materials processing
  • Microstructural stability in nanocomposite ceramic materials


  • Metal alloys
  • Nanocomposite coatings
  • Microstructural development
  • Catalytic nanomaterials