Cross-Cutting Research


Biomathematics & Biophysics
Computational Science
Earth & Climate
Electron Conduction on the Nanoscale
Grain Structures in Films
Inverse Problems
Nanomaterials
Optical Physics
Plasma Physics & Fusion
X-Ray & Neutron Scattering



 Biomathematics & Biophysics

Qiang Du, Applied Mathematics

Numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and scientific computation with selected applications in physical, biological, materials, data and information sciences
Oleg Gang, Applied Physics

Soft matter physics; programmable self-assembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions

Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics

Single-molecule transport and mechanics, electron transport at the nano-scale, x-ray photoemission spectroscopy

Chris H. Wiggins, Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics, mathematical biology, biopolymer dynamics, soft condensed matter, genetic networks and network inference, machine learning

Nanfang Yu, Applied Physics

Nanophotonics, mid-infrared and far-infrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and meta-surfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects

 Computational Science

Daniel Bienstock, Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics, methodology and high-performance implementation of optimization algorithms, applications of optimization: preventing national-scale blackouts, emergency management, approximate solution of massively large optimization problems, higher-dimensional reformulation techniques for integer programming, robust optimization

Simon J. L. Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering

Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination

Qiang Du, Applied Mathematics

Numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and scientific computation with selected applications in physical, biological, materials, data and information sciences

Eitan Grinspun, Applied Mathematics / Computer Science

Computer graphics and scientific computing, computational mechanics, mathematical foundations of graphics, discrete differential geometry, computer science

Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics

Computational and analytical aspects of geophysical problems dealing with shallow mass; Development of adaptive mesh re finement strategies for geophysics; Design and implementation of wave propagation software

Chris A. Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering

Predicting materials properties from first-principles computations; materials with energy related applications; density-functional theory; dynamical mean-field theory; transition-metal oxides; actinides, energy storage and conversion materials

Lorenzo M. Polvani, Applied Mathematics

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods for weather and climate modeling, planetary atmospheres

 


Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics

Uncertainty quantification (UQ), reduced order models (ROMs), hyperbolic partial differential equations

Adam H. Sobel, Applied Mathematics

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, extreme weather
Marc W. Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics

Advanced computation for multi-physics problems with applications to coupled fluid-solid mechanics in Earth Sciences (e.g. magma dynamics, carbon sequestration)

Chris H. Wiggins, Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics, mathematical biology, biopolymer dynamics, soft condensed matter, genetic networks and network inference, machine learning

Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch, Materials Sciece/Applied Physics

Computational materials physics, simulation of matter at extreme conditions,
mineral physics

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 Earth & Climate


Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics

Computational and analytical aspects of geophysical problems dealing with shallow mass; Development of adaptive mesh re finement strategies for geophysics; Design and implementation of wave propagation software


Lorenzo M. Polvani
, Applied Mathematics

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods for weather and climate modeling, planetary atmospheres

 

Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics

Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment (PTHA), tsunami modeling

 

Christopher H. Scholz, Applied Mathematics

Tectonophysics, experimental and theoretical rock mechanics, especially friction, fracture, hydraulic transport properties, nonlinear systems, mechanics of earthquakes and faulting
Adam H. Sobel, Applied Mathematics

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, extreme weather
Marc W. Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics

Advanced computation for multi-physics problems with applications to coupled fluid-solid mechanics in Earth Sciences (e.g. magma dynamics, carbon sequestration)


Michael Tippett, Applied Mathematics

Predictability and variability of the climate system, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to data from observations and numerical models

Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch, Materials Sciece/Applied Physics

Computational materials physics, simulation of matter at extreme conditions,
mineral physics

 Electron Conduction on the Nanoscale

William E. Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering

Nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spin-polarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics
Katayun Barmak, Materials Science and Engineering

Processing and structure (crystal structure and microstructure) relationships to electrical and magnetic properties of metal films; developing transmission electron microscopy automated orientation imaging techniques that can be applied to the study of nanostructured materials; use of differential scanning calorimetry for the study solid state reactions and phase transformations in thin films

Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics

Single-molecule transport and mechanics, electron transport at the nano-scale, x-ray photoemission spectroscopy

Nanfang Yu, Applied Physics

Nanophotonics, mid-infrared and far-infrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and meta-surfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects

 Grain Structures in Films

William E. Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering

Nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spin-polarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics
Katayun Barmak, Materials Science and Engineering

Processing and structure (crystal structure and microstructure) relationships to electrical and magnetic properties of metal films; developing transmission electron microscopy automated orientation imaging techniques that can be applied to the study of nanostructured materials; use of differential scanning calorimetry for the study solid state reactions and phase transformations in thin films.
Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science and Engineering

Metal oxides, crystal-size-related structural changes and properties in nanoparticles, thin films, grain boundaries and interfaces as well as their corresponding electrical properties

James Im, Materials Science and Engineering

Laser-induced crystallization of thin films, phase transformations & nucleation in condensed systems

I. Cevdet Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering

Characterization and modeling of mechanical and micromechanical deformation; residual stress analysis and nondestructive testing; x-ray and neutron diffraction, microdiffraction analysis

 Inverse Problems

Simon J. L. Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering

Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination

Oleg Gang, Applied Physics
Soft matter physics; programmable self-assembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions

Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics

Inverse conductivity problem with power densities, discrete Radon transform (DRT)

 

I. Cevdet Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering

Characterization and modeling of mechanical and micromechanical deformation; residual stress analysis and nondestructive testing; x-ray and neutron diffraction, microdiffraction analysis

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 Nanomaterials

Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science and Engineering

Metal oxides, crystal-size-related structural changes and properties in nanoparticles, thin films, grain boundaries and interfaces as well as their corresponding electrical properties
Oleg Gang, Applied Physics
Soft matter physics; programmable self-assembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions
Irving P. Herman, Applied Physics

Nanocrystals, optical spectroscopy of nanostructured materials, laser diagnostics of thin film processing, mechanical properties of nanomaterials
Chris A. Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering

Predicting materials properties from first-principles computations; materials with energy related applications; density-functional theory; dynamical mean-field theory; transition-metal oxides; actinides, energy storage and conversion materials

Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics

Spectroscopy of semiconductors & insulators, quantum structures, systems of reduced dimensions, atomic layers of graphene, electron quantum fluids
Michael I. Weinstein, Applied Mathematics

Partial Differential Equations, applied analysis, dynamical systems, waves and multiscale phenomena in inhomogeneous, nonlinear and random media
Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch, Materials Sciece/Applied Physics

Computational materials physics, simulation of matter at extreme conditions,
mineral physics

Yuan Yang, Materials Science and Engineering

Developing nanostructured materials for batteries and thermal management

 Optical Physics

Alexander Gaeta, Applied Physics

Ultrafast nonlinear optics, nano-photonics, nonlinear propagation in fibers & bulk media
Irving P. Herman, Applied Physics

Nanocrystals, optical spectroscopy of nanostructured materials, laser diagnostics of thin film processing, mechanical properties of nanomaterials
Michal Lipson , Applied Physics

Silicon photonics, novel micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation, light confining structures
Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics

Spectroscopy of semiconductors & insulators, quantum structures, systems of reduced dimensions, atomic layers of graphene, electron quantum fluids
Michael I. Weinstein, Applied Mathematics

Partial Differential Equations, applied analysis, dynamical systems, waves and multiscale phenomena in inhomogeneous, nonlinear and random media
Nanfang Yu, Applied Physics

Nanophotonics, mid-infrared and far-infrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and meta-surfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects

 Plasma Physics & Fusion


Allen H. Boozer, Applied Physics

Plasma theory, theory of magnetic confinement for fusion energy, nonlinear dynamics

Andrew J. Cole, Applied Physics

Plasma physics and nuclear fusion with p articular focus on: symmetry-breaking magnetic perturbations and their effect on plasma rotation in magnetically-confined fusion plasmas

Michael E. Mauel, Applied Physics

Controlling high-temperature matter in the laboratory and studying the behavior of magnetized plasma to predict space weather and to achieve cost-effective fusion energy
Gerald A. Navratil, Applied Physics

Plasma physics, plasma diagnostics, fusion energy science
Amiya K. Sen, Applied Physics

Plasma physics, fluctuations and anomalous transport in plasmas, control of plasma instabilities
Francesco A. Volpe, Applied Physics

Nanophotonics, mid-infrared and far-infrared optics and optoelectronic devices, 2D and 1D designer optical structures, active plasmonics and meta-surfaces integrating gain and nonlinear media, quantum cascade lasers, infrared imaging and spectroscopy, biophysics: perception and control of infrared radiation by insects

 X-Ray & Neutron Scattering

William E. Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering

Nanoscale magnetic films and heterostructures, materials issues in spin-polarized transport, materials engineering of magnetic dynamics
Simon J. L. Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering

Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials, methods for solving the nanostructure problem, nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials, nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation, software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination
Oleg Gang, Applied Physics
Soft matter physics; programmable self-assembly of nanoscale systems; soft and biomaterials with tailored functions
I. Cevdet Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering

Characterization and modeling of mechanical and micromechanical deformation; residual stress analysis and nondestructive testing; x-ray and neutron diffraction, microdiffraction analysis
Yuan Yang, Materials Science and Engineering

Characterizing energy materials by Synchrotron-based techniques
 


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