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Martin P. Harmer
Director
Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
610-758-4227
mph2@lehigh.edu


CAMN Staff

Andrea Harmer | Director of Web Based Instruction | 610-758-4241 | ajw1@lehigh.edu

Rob Keyse | Research Scientist | 610-758-4283 | rok210@lehigh.edu

Katrina Kraft | Administrative Manager | 610-758-3863 | kmk207@lehigh.edu

Gene Lucadamo
| Industrial Liaison Officer | 610-758-4855 | eal7@lehigh.edu

William Mushock | SEM Manager | 610-758-4283 | wim5@lehigh.edu

Susan Stetler
| Coordinator | 610-758-3850 | sls4@lehigh.edu


CAMN Faculty

Rich Aronson | Economics | jra1@lehigh.edu
Teaching areas: public finance; money and banking. Research interests: tax and e xpenditure analysis; pension funds; municipal fund analysis.

Fil Bartoli | Electrical & Computer Engineering | fjb205@lehigh.edu
Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Biophotonics.

Ricky Blum | Electrical and Computer Engineering | rb0f@lehigh.edu
System level analysis of communications systems including required signal-to-noise ratios for given specifications, appropriate modulation and coding scheme, required bandwidths with some emphasis on signal processing with multiple sensors, wireless networks, sensor networks, and sensor fusion.

Alec Bodzin | Education and Human Services | bodzin@lehigh.edu
Design of Web-based inquiry learning environments; design and implementation of inquiry-based science curriculum; visual instructional technologies; motivation and learning; pre-service teacher education and teacher professional development.

Hugo S. Caram | Chemical Engineering | hsc0@lehigh.edu
Reactive separation processes applied to energy and environmental, flow of granular materials, and reaction engineering of ceramics processing..

Helen Chan | Materials Science & Engineering | hmc0@lehigh.edu
Application of reactive processing to fabricate unique ceramic/metal structures; role of interfacial chemistry in determining the elevated temperature mechanical behavior of ceramics; processing and microstructural development of lead based relaxor ferroelectrics for transducer/actuator applications.

Xuanhong Cheng | Materials Science & Engineering | xuc207@lehigh.edu
Development of microfabricated devices for clinical diagnostics and biology, interactions between single cells and enviornment through micro-devices and biosensors.

John P. Coulter | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | jc0i@lehigh.edu
Fundamental issues related to materials processing, manufacturing science, and intelligent manufacturing. Study of novel processing methodologies, process modeling, product quality monitoring during processing, knowledge based control for continuous process optimization, and micro- and nanoscale manufacturing processes.

Steve Cutcliffe | Science, Technology, and Society | slg2@lehigh.edu
Social context and implications of scientific research and technological development in all areas.

Terry Delph | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | tjd1@lehigh.edu
Research on the mechanics of solids with emphasis upon the behavior of solids at elevated temperatures. A particular interest has been the mechanisms of material failure at high temperatures.

Volkmar Dierolf | Physics | vod2@lehigh.edu
Spectroscopic and microscopy investigations of rare earth doped LiNbO3 waveguide devices and wide band gap semiconductors and development of waveguide lasers.

Yujie Ding | Electrical Engineering & Computer Science | yud2@lehigh.edu
Efficient generation, amplification, and detection of electromagnetic waves in the range from mid-infrared to millimeters (2-2000 microns) based on nonlinear-optical materials and nanostructures; efficient and highly-coherent blue and UV lasers; nanostructures and nanodevices; chemical and biological sensing.

John DuPont | Materials Sci & Eng and Mechanical Eng | jnd1@lehigh.edu
Associate Director of the Energy Research Center. Research interests include solidification processing (including casting, welding, and laser processing), direct deposition of materials using Laser Engineered Net Shaping, alloy development, failure analysis, and high temperature corrosion of engineering alloys.

Alwyn Eades | Materials Science & Engineering | jae5@lehigh.edu
Extending the technique of electron microscopy to make it more powerful and more flexible, especially in electron diffraction: Convergent-Beam Diffraction and Electron Backscattering Diffraction.

Sharon Friedman | Journalism and Communication | smf6@lehigh.edu
Focus on how scientific, environmental, technological and health issues are communicated to the public. Conducts research on risk communication and on mass media coverage of such risk issues as the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents, Alar, radon, dioxin, electromagnetic fields, and nanotechnology. Currently working on research about U.S. and U.K. media coverage of potential health and environmental risks of nanotechnology.

James Gilchrist | Chemical Engineering | gilchrist@lehigh.edu
Colloidal and nanoparticle self-organization and assembly, chaotic mixing and segregation of complex fluids and granular materials, microfluidic devices and applications.

Joachim Grenestedt | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | jog5@lehigh.edu
Analytical, numerical, and experimental research on mechanics of composite materials and structures, focusing on load bearing primary structures for ships and aerospace. Design, manufacturing and testing of composites and steel joints; design, analysis, manufacturing and testing of a new concept for ship hull; new manufacturing technique for ailerons; high strength core for sandwich construction; and warpage reduction of printed circuit boards, computer chip substrates, and optoelectronic packages.

Martin Harmer | Materials Science and Engineering | mph2@lehgih.edu
Science of ceramic powder processing (especially sintering) and with the understanding and control of the relationships between the microstructure and properties of advanced structural and electronic ceramic materials, including current research in the sintering of nanoparticles on metals (gold) and ceramics.

Miltiadis Hatalis | Electrical Engineering & Computer Science | mkh1@lehigh.edu
Electronic thin film materials and devices. Flat panel displays. Microelectronics on flexible substrates. Integrated microsystems.

James Hwang | Electrical Engineering & Computer Science | jh00@lehigh.edu
High-speed, high-frequency optical devices and integrated circuits; microwave photonics; VCSEL arrays; infrared detectors; solid-state high-power microwave sources; modeling and characterization of RF and microwave power transistors and integrated circuits; failure mechanisms and reliability for power transistors, MEMS switches, and integrated optics; design of high-speed laser arrays and drivers for optical interconnects; growth of infrared lasers and detectors on Si through thin buffer layers; intra-cavity FM modulation of microchip solid-state lasers relating to interaction of microwave and optics; investigation of monolithic microwave integrated circuits for airborne phased-array radars

Anand Jagota | Chemical Engineering | anj6@lehigh.edu
Biomimetics, mechanics, and molecule-nanomaterial interactions.

Himanshu Jain | Materials Science & Engineering | hj00@lehigh.edu
Glasses - structure and properties of glass; glass-metal reactions; glasses for photonics: sensors, infrared optics, waveguides, photo- and nano-lithography for MEMS/NEMS; corrosion of glass in relation to manufacturing and nuclear waste repository environment; diffusion and nuclear spin relaxation; irradiation effects. Ceramics - conductivity and dielectric properties of amorphous and crystalline ceramics; irradiation effects; point defects, electrical relaxation, surface conduction; liquid phase sintering; radiation enhanced processing. Other - light-induced phenomena and their application in new devices; tailored transparent ferroelectric nano-composites; cation diffusion in perovskite structure; processing of materials for optical applications.

Sabrina Jedlicka | Materials Science & Engineering | ssj207@lehigh.edu
Current research interests focus on the fundamental interactions between mammalian cells and cell culture substrates. Specifically in developing reproducible, stable biointerfaces that communicate with cells and ultimately modulate cell fate and function. Research in her lab centers on the novel development of new implantable biomaterials, as well as a variety of characterization methods, including the adaption of non-traditional methods to biological problems. Research areas: Biomaterials synthesis & characterization; neuroengineering, bio-interface design, surface science, neuronal cell biology.

Chris Kiely | Materials Science & Engineering | chk5@lehigh.edu
Application and development of transmission electron microscopy techniques for the study of nanoscale features in materials. Areas of interest include catalyst materials, nanoparticle self-assembly, nanowires, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, metal-semiconductor contacts, metal-oxide interfaces and semiconductor heteroepitaxy.

Kai Landskron | Chemistry | kal205@lehigh.edu
Organic-inorganic hybrid solid state materials. Materials' properties characterization and optimization involving physical chemistry, materials science, and materials engineering. Integrating fundamental and application-oriented science. Interest in hierarchically ordered materials with a well defined structure at multiple length scales ranging from the nanometer, micrometer to the millimeter level.

Charles Lyman | Materials Science & Engineering | ce11@lehigh.edu
Electron microscopy and microanalysis of metals, ceramics, and heterogeneous catalysts.

Alastair McAulay | Electrical & Computer Engineering | adm5@lehigh.edu
Optical networking, optical computing, integrated optics, free space optics, numerical computation, signal processing, electro-optic authentication.

Anthony McHugh | Chemical Engineering | ajm8@lehigh.edu
Research interests include polymer rheology and rheo-optics, polymer processing and modeling, membrane formation, and drug delivery.

Wojciech Misiolek | Materials Science & Engineering | wzm2@lehigh.edu
Materials processing and process engineering. Focus on deformation and workability, micro forming, physical metallurgy, powder metallurgy, surface treatment and coatings, physical and numerical modeling, material characterization, and machining.

Herman Nied | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | hfn2@lehigh.edu
Active areas of research include polymer processing, fracture mechanics, electronic packaging, and welding. Development of advanced numerical methods with an emphasis on specialized finite element codes for processing simulation and 3-D fracture analysis

Daniel Ou-Yang | Physics | hdo0@lehigh.edu
Light scattering (pancake - quasi brush transition, bridging flocculation, grafting polymers by competitive adsorption, copolymer aggregation, and aggregation behavior of water soluble associative polymers) and optical tweezers (micro-viscoelasticity of associating polymers, Stokes Drag of a single emulsion droplet, hydrodynamic interactions, and specific and non-specific interactions between a wall and a particle).

Ray Pearson | Materials Science & Engineering | rp02@lehigh.edu
Application of nanotechnology to engineering plastics, specifically the use of SBM terpolymers to produce nanodomains in epoxies (for toughening), the use of nanoclays (strength and stiffness), and the use of nanosize silver particles (for conducting adhesives).

Jeffrey Rickman | Materials Science & Engineering | jmr6@lehigh.edu
Development of computer simulation methodologies for describing fluids and solids, determination of the elastic properties of defects and the kinetics of phase transformations.

James Roberts | Chemical Engineering | jer1@lehigh.edu
Application of solid-state and solution-state NMR techniques to various problems in physical, analytical, inorganic, polymer and materials chemistry.

Donald Rockwell | Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics | dor0@lehigh.edu
Unsteady flows, flow-induced vibration and noise generation for unsteady separated flows, with emphasis on global imaging techniques, for quantitative visualization of flow phenomena.

Slava Rotkin | Physics | rotkin@lehigh.edu
Multiscale modeling of physical properties of nanotubes/nanowires, their interaction with bio-molecules, simulation of nanoscale/molecular electronic and optical devices.

Richard Sause | Civil & Environmental Engineering | rs0c@lehigh.edu
Research and scholarship areas include earthquake engineering and structural dynamics; high-performance structural materials; innovative structural systems; and infrastructure monitoring.

Mark Snyder | Chemical Engineering | masn00@lehigh.edu
Design of inorganic and functionalized nanomaterials controlled by nanoparticle (i.e., metal oxide) synthesis and functionalization; assembly and templating of porous, functionalized, and replica materials; multiscale modeling of adsorption and molecular transport; applications in inorganic membrane- and adsorption-based separations, catalysis (e.g., biomass to high-value chemicals), and integrated reaction-separation technologies.

Michael Stavola | Physics | mjsa@lehigh.edu
Physics of defects in semiconductors, hydrogen-related defects and light element impurities, control of doping in semiconductors, spectroscopy, and uniaxial stress techniques.

Nick Strandwitz | Materials Science & Engineering | strand@lehigh.edu
Semiconductors; surface and interface engineering; photoelectrochemistry; solar energy conversion; atomic layer deposition

Svetlana Tatic-Lucic | Computer Science & Engineering | svt2@lehigh.edu
Deep silicon etching and anodic bonding; applications of MEMS in cell biology and neuroscience; MEMS/NEMS fabrication, design, packaging, and reliability; physics of sensors and sensor design.

Jean Toulouse | Physics | jt02@lehigh.edu
Nonlinear optical effects in glasses and fibers, and their use for optical communications and sensing.

Dmitri Vezenov | Chemistry | dw205@lehigh.edu
Intermolecular interactions in soft matter; chemical force microscopy; bio-nano-photonics; analytical microdevices; novel DNA sequencing technologies; controlled synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials.

Richard Vinci | Materials Science & Engineering | rpv2@lehigh.edu
Processing and mechanical behavior of thin films for microelectronics and MEMS applications over a wide range of temperatures; development of novel glass substrates for DNA array chips; mechanical behavior of natural materials. chips.

Masashi Watanabe | Materials Science & Engineering | maw3@lehigh.edu
Analytical electron microscopy of interfaces in various materials, electron energy-loss spectrometry, X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry, practical applications of aberration-corrected instruments, advanced statistical analysis on multi-dimensional data.

Zhiyuan Yan | Electrical & Computer Engineering | zhy6@lehigh.edu
Coding and modulation, wireless communications, VLSI design and implementation for communication and signal processing systems, cryptography.

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