Development of biomaterials and tissues, modelling of metabolic pathways and transport systems, computational biology and bioinformatics, studies on cell growth and products.
Measuring and improving mechanical behavior of ceramics and other materials, modelling the processing of ceramics, developing new ceramic materials with interesting properties. Studying high temperature properties of minerals and planetary materials.
Development of models and materials for coating, as well as examining coating processes, with applications to adhesives, magnetic disks and tapes, intergrated circuits, and the production of polymer electronics on flexible substrates.
Understanding and modelling crystal growth, studies on crystalline organic semiconductors and nanocrystals, properties and modelling of thin films.
Development of materials with novel electronic, optical, and magnetic properties.
Developing polymers for new applications, such as drug delivery and compact disks, studies on natural polymers, advances in biorenewable and biodegradable polymers, nanoscale morphology in melts and solutions, rheological properties.
Continued pioneering research in chemical reaction engineering, conversion of biomass to hydrogen, analyzing the role zeolites and crystalline membranes in reaction catalysis and product separation.
Modelling of various chemical and material engineering processes using high performance computing, studies in process analysis and design, complex fluids and condensed matter systems, and nonlinear process control.