Materials Science and Engineering

  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Material Science and Engineering, Center for Advanced Solid State Ionics, Advanced Power Prototype Laboratories and Energy Storage Research.
    Email: gamatucc@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-0921
    Detailed Profile: http://mse.rutgers.edu/fac/glenn-amatucci
    Research Areas: Energy Storage
    Energy Research Focus: Research, development and advancement of new energy storage device chemistries enabled by advancements in materials science.
  • Title: Professor and Corning Saint-Gobain Malcolm G. McLaren Chair
    Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering
    Email: dunbar.birnie@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-5605
    Detailed Profile: http://mse.rutgers.edu/dunbar_p_birnie_iii
    Research Areas: Photovoltaic devices, Solar power systems, Solar+battery systems for energy resilience, Future electric transportation, Renewable energy storage in vehicle batteries.
    Energy Research Focus: Chemical growth of thin film solar cells to enable low-cost future solar technology. Looking at earth-abundant compositions and environmentally friendly chemistries. Interested in the logistical, social, and technological aspects of our transformation from gasoline to electricity for regular commuter transportation in our densely populated state. This is embodied in the "Solar-2-Vehicle" project that emphasizes work-place solar generation and vehicle plug-in to supply reasonable local commuting on green power. Interested in strategically adding battery capacity to solar array sites to provide energy resiliency in future storm/mishap scenarios. We have focused on solar availability and the relative match in size of battery with the size of the solar array.
  • Title: Associate Professor
    Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering and IAMDN
    Email: lfabris@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-5606
    Detailed Profile: http://nanolab.rutgers.edu/Nanolab/Home.html
    Research Areas: Organic PV, Materials synthesis, Materials Characterization
    Energy Research Focus: Synthesis of gold nanorods for OPV efficiency enhancement. Deconvoluting the plasmonic and the morphology contributions to the efficiency enhancements in OPVs originating from blending plasmonic nanoparticles in the polymer active layer. Comparison of theory and experiment.
  • Title: Associate Professor
    Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN)
    Email: ocarroll@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-1496
    Detailed Profile: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~plasmon/
    Research Areas: Energy Efficiency, OLEDs, Thin Film Photovoltaics, Organic Functional Materials
    Energy Research Focus: Improving efficiency and operational lifetime of thin film organic light-emitting devices (lighting and display) and photovoltaic devices using nanoscale photonic structures and alternative device architectures. Lowering the cost of integrating nanoscale photonic structures in such devices by developing large-scale nanofabrication methods.
  • Title: Distinguished Professor
    Department / Research Program: Materials Science and Engineering
    Email: riman@rci.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848 445-5036
    Detailed Profile: http://riman.rutgers.edu/
    Research Areas: Green Manufacturing Methods, CO2 Sequestration
    Energy Research Focus: Discovery and development of green manufacturing methods for the production of ceramics in order to provide sustainable solutions to significant technological and environmental problems. Use hydrothermal technology and low temperature solidification methods that utilize CO2 as a reactant to make strong, durable, carbonate cement for infrastructure.