students walk on University of Idaho campus

Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

Parents on campus during orientation

Homecoming Oct. 1-7

Join other Vandal families for a week of celebration and Vandal traditions. View Calendar

campus full of students

UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Chemical and Materials Engineering, Faculty

Buchanan 305

208-885-8918

wadmassu@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow View Full Profile

D. Eric Aston, Ph.D.

Department Chair

McClure Hall 403B

208-885-6953

aston@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Introduction to Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Separation Processes I, Projects, Microcosms & Nanotechnology, Applications of Nanomaterials in Biomolecular Engineering, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface Instrumentation, Interfacial Science, Chemical Engineering Labs I/II
View Full Profile

Matthew Bernards, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Buchanan 302

208-885-2150

mbernards@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
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
View Full Profile

Indrajit Charit, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

McClure Hall 405D

208-885-5964

icharit@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
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
View Full Profile

Samrat Choudhury, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

McClure Hall 303C

208-885-7085

samrat@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Electronic Materials
Areas of Expertise: Structure-property relationship in materials, Multi-scale modeling of materials, Materials informatics, Nuclear materials, Energy materials, Multi-functional materials
View Full Profile

David Drown, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Buchanan 303

208-885-7848

ddrown@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow View Full Profile

Gautam Kumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

McClure Hall 401D

208-885-1587

gkumar@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
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
View Full Profile

James Moberly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Buchanan 311

208-885-7705

jgmoberly@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: Interactions between heavy metals and microorganisms, Effect of metal speciation on toxicity and bioavailability in bacteria
View Full Profile

McClure Hall 407B

208-885-6569

pesic@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: Nanomaterials, Extractive Metallurgy, Bio-Corrosion and Remediation

View Full Profile

Krishnan Raja, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

McClure Hall 407A

208-885-1693

ksraja@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
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
View Full Profile

Mark Roll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

McClure Hall 407C

208-885-6196

mroll@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
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
View Full Profile

Soumya Srivastava, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Buchanan 310

208-885-7652

srivastavask@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: microfluidics, bio-separations, designing lab-on-a-chip system for medical diagnostic applications using dielectrophoresis, modeling and simulations, educational research
View Full Profile

Vivek Utgikar, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Economic Development

Buchanan 312

208-885-6970

vutgikar@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow View Full Profile

John Wiencek, Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President

Administration Building 105

208-885-6448

provost@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow View Full Profile

Haiyan Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Center for Advanced Energy Studies 257

208-533-8123

haiyanz@uidaho.edu

Campus: Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: In situ / operando study over heterogeneous catalysts, Oxidative dehydrogenation reaction for shale gas, Hydrodeoxgenation/deoxygenation of biofuels, Advanced characterization techniques
View Full Profile

Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical and Materials Science Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

Email: che@uidaho.edu or mse@uidaho.edu