Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty
D. Eric Aston, Ph.D.
McClure Hall 403B
Courses: Intro to ChemE, ChemE Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, Microcosms & Nanotechnology, Applications of Nanomaterials in Biomolecular Engr., Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface Instrumentation, Interfacial Science, ChemE Labs
Areas of Expertise: Colloids and Interfacial Phenomena, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Nanowires, Adhesion and Thin Films, Microfluidics and Chemical Sensors, Polymers and Composites, Nanotechnology
Matthew Bernards, Ph.D.
Courses: Computations in Chemical Engineering, ChE 453 Process Analysis and Design I and II
Areas of Expertise: Biology-Material Interfacial Interactions, Polyampholyte Polymers, Bone Tissue Engineering, Beta-Votaic Microbatteries
Indrajit Charit, Ph.D.
McClure Hall 405D
Courses: Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Radiation Effects on Materials, Fundamentals of Nuclear Materials, Microstructures and Defects
Areas of Expertise: Processing-Microstructure-Property Correlations, Nuclear Materials, Structural Materials, High Temperature Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Creep, Superplasticity, Creep-Fatigue), Spark Plasma Sintering, Friction Stir Welding/Processing, High Temperature Ceramics, Light Metals
Samrat Choudhury, Ph.D.
Gautam Kumar, Ph.D.
McClure Hall 401D
Courses: Process Analysis and Control, Digital Process Control
Areas of Expertise: Optimal control theory, Stochastic model predictive control, Stochastic systems, Computational neuroscience, Neural Engineering, Computational Psychiatry, Brain Medicine
Krishnan Raja, Ph.D., P.E.
McClure Hall 407A
Courses: Ceramic Materials, Instrumental Analysis, Metallic Materials, Nuclear Degradation Mechanisms, Nuclear Component Inspection
Areas of Expertise: Energy Conversion Materials, Energy Storage Materials, Nuclear Materials, Electrochemical Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Mark Roll, Ph.D.
McClure Hall 407C
Courses: Elements of Materials Science, Introduction to Materials Thermodynamics, Fundamentals of Polymeric Materials
Focus Areas: Materials Chemistry, Macromolecular Clusters, Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Polymers and Composites
Soumya Srivastava, Ph.D.
Haiyan Zhao, Ph.D.
Center for Advanced Energy Studies 257
Campus: Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: In situ / operando study over heterogeneous catalysts, Oxidative dehydrogenation reaction for shale gas, hydrodeoxygenation/deoxygenation of biofuels, Advanced characterization techniques
Campus: Idaho Falls
Chemical and Materials Engineering, Staff
Scientific Instrument Maker