Systems modeling and simulation; semiconductor and thin film processing.
Mesoscopic and nanoscale thermodynamics, critical phenomena, phase transitions in soft matter.
Investigating the formation, composition, and measurement of anthropogenic and biogenic aerosol to explore the impacts on climate and health.
Turbulent & multiphase flow phenomena, with emphasis on particle/droplet dispersion & coalescence processes, prediction & measurement of particle/drop size distribution, and prediction & measurement of velocity fields in stirred vessels and high intensity mixers.
Polymer reaction engineering.
Computational fluid dynamics, bio/micro-fluidics, biophysics, and numerical analysis.
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland
Aerosol and nanoparticle technology.
Protein engineering, biomolecular recognition, fungal disease.
Associate Chair and Graduate Program Director
Cell membrane biophysics, thermodynamics, and molecular simulations.
Materials synthesis and engineering, reaction engineering, heterogeneous catalysis, fuel cells, biofuels, energy.
Self-assembled systems, containers for drug delivery, "smart" fluids, polymer and colloidal gels, polymer-CNT nanocomposites, scattering techniques/rheology.
Associate Chair and Undergraduate Program Director
Systems biology and metabolic engineering (metabolic networks, regulatory networks, fuel production from biorenewable resources); genetically inherited metabolic disorders.
Director, University of Maryland Energy Research Center
Solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, post-combustion reduction of NOx.
Li-ion batteries, electric energy storage, fuel cells, electroanalytical technologies, nanostructured materials.
Biochemical/bioprocess engineering, biotechnology/bioengineering, on-line chemical/biochemical process monitoring, biosensors, alternative fuels.
Nanomaterial assembly, nucleation, protein aggregation, in situ electron microscopy, plasmonics and tunable optical materials, active matter and collective behavior, (electro)catalyst degradation, radiation chemistry.
Nanoparticles for energy and the environment, reaction engineering of ultrafast processes, transport properties of small particles.
Polymers, radiation engineering, electronic packaging materials, environmental effects.
Biomolecular and metabolic engineering; cell-to-cell communication; heterologous protein expression; device/bio interfaces.
Microfluidic systems for bioanalysis, MEMS.
Systems Biology of antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens and antibiotic stress responses, including transcriptomics, fluxomics, proteomics and lipidomics analyses; genome-scale metabolic modeling of integrated omics data; development of RNA Synthetic Biology tools for metabolic characterization and metabolic engineering of bacteria.
Biomedical engineering; synthesis of novel hydrolytically degradable, implantable polymers; study and use of biomaterials for the delivery of therapeutics, scaffolds for orthopaedic tissue engineering applications; interaction of biomaterials and tissues.
Biomimetic recognition of viruses using molecularly imprinted polymers, protein and virus recognition using block copolymer patterns, self-assembled nanoarchitectures for flexible, high energy density supercapacitors and batteries, and functional nano-structured polymers.
Electrochemical synthesis of nanotube-structured materials for ultrafast electrochromics, supercapacitors, and solar cells; magnetic nanotubes for targeted drug delivery and chemical & biochemical separation; shape-coded nanotubes for dispersible nanosensors; wetting and de-wetting, transport, and diffusion properties of pseudo-one-dimensional silica nanotubes; nanoscale single-channel for chemical and biochemical sensors
Metabolic engineering with emphasis in metabolic flux analysis and metabolic profiling, functional genomics, mathematical modeling of biological networks, quantitative systems biology.
Thermodynamics, phase equilibria, ionic liquids, hydrogen storage, gas hydrates and CO2-sequestration.
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Material Nanotechnology for Optical and Biomedical applications; Bioengineering process for manufacturing biosimilar/bio-better products and drug deliveries; Interfacial Science and Thermodynamics of small and charged subsystems.
Fuel cells, membrane science and technology, functional polymer materials.
Lithium-ion batteries, energy storage materials, electrochemistry.
Ph.D., Univeristy of Maryland, 2010
Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2002