Materials Science

The U of S has an outstanding research portfolio in advanced materials, an area that plays an increasingly important role in the modern world. Whether lightweight composites in aerospace applications, biomaterials in medical devices, metals that resist corrosion, or advanced nanomaterials, new insight into the relationships between the structure and properties of a material and how it is made drives technological progress. Custom material characterization and design can help make products that are lighter, easier to manufacture, and better performing. U of S scientists and engineers have expertise in all aspects of materials research including: bio-fabrication and tissue engineering, semiconductors, opto-electronic materials, lithography and nano-fabrication, corrosion, coatings, membranes, catalysts, nano-technology, plasma, solar materials, surfactants, sorption, graphene, spintronics, smart materials and rational design, and thin films.

Areas of Expertise

  • Bio-Fabrication and Tissue Engineering
  • Semiconductors
  • Opto-electronic materials
  • Lithography and nano-fabrication
  • Corrosion
  • Coatings
  • Membranes
  • Catalysts
  • Nano-technology
  • Plasma
  • Solar materials
  • Surfactants
  • Sorption
  • Graphene
  • Spintronics
  • Smart materials and rational design
  • Thin films