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Colloids & Interfaces

Bortner Polymer Nanocomposites, Nanostructured Materials, Polymer Morphology and Structure-Property Relationships, Surface and Interface Phenomena in Polymers.
Davis Physical and colloid chemistry of polymer solutions and colloidal; Polymer absorption of interfaces and self-assembly; Synthesis, characterization, and processing of fine particulates including nanophase metal oxides, micellar solutions, and colloidal polymer particles.
Ducker Lubrication in thin films; Peptide, polymer and surfactant adsorption and self-assembly; Colloidal stability; Surface forces; Enantioselectivity in adsorption; Nanobubbles; Hydrogen storage.
Deshmukh Multi-scale Modeling of Hybrid Materials, Development of Computational Models and Methods, Polymers, Metals, Carbon Nanostructures.
Karim Heterogeneous Catalysis, Colloidal Nanoparticles Synthesis, Microfluidics, In-Situ/Operando Characterization.
Martin Soft materials, interfaces and self-assembly; Surface functionalization using self-assembled thin films created using the Langmuir-Blodgett technique; Chemical separations employing ‘structured fluids’ as the transport phase in supported membranes.
Tong Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials, Nanomedicine.
Zhu Electrochemistry, catalysis, monodispersed nanocrystals, ionic liquids, energy and chemical conversion schemes.