Tsavalas PCM Particle
Water Whitening in Polymer Films

Tsavalas & Sundberg - SEM of voids left behind by water occlussions in whitened polymer films

Miller - Water Soluble Pentacene

Miller: Water Soluble Pentacene

Miller - Open Shell Nonacene

Miller - Open Shell Nonacene

Berda - Single Chain Nanoparticles

Berda: Single Chain Nanoparticles via Disulfide Bridges

Polymer Chemistry 2012, 3, 3068-3071

Li - reduction of CO2

Li: Reduction of CO2 on Tricarbonyl Rhenium(I) Complex

J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 2877-2881

Li - Molecular CO2-Reduction Catalyst

Li: Molecular CO2-Reduction Catalyst

J. Mol. Catal. A 2012, 363-364, 208-213

Amato Wierda: Science Education

Amato Wierda: Science Education

Tsukrov - Unidirectional composites

Tsukrov: Unidirectional composites with fibers surrounded by cylindrically orthotropic matrix layers

International Journal of Engineering Science 58 (2012) 129-143

Tsukrov - Numerical Modeling of Carbon Carbon Composites

Tsukrov: Numerical modeling of carbon/carbon composites

International Journal of Solids and Structures 48 (2011) 2447-2457

Echt - Methane adsorption on graphitic nanostructures

Echt: Methane adsorption on graphitic nanostructures

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3 (2012) 2598

Echt -  Argon clusters embedded in helium nanodroplets

Echt: Argon clusters embedded in helium nanodroplets

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11 (2009) 9791

This was the cover image for the 2009 Issue 11 of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics journal.

Kinsey - Strain Distribution

Kinsey: Strain distribution in 0.5 mm thick bent specimen.

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2012) 134, 041011, 1-9

Kinsey - Wavy Interface

Kinsey: Wavy interface between components observed during Magnetic Pulsed Welding

Dicloro-pentacene self assembly by STM

Pohl & Miller: STM of dicloro-pentacene molecules self-assembling on Au

Jun Wang et al, ACS Nano 5, 1792 (2011)

Newly Renovated Parsons Hall

Parsons Hall Rendering

Newly renovated Parsons Hall, home of the Materials Science Program

The Materials Science Program

The Materials Science Program at the University of New Hampshire offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees to qualified students interested in interdisciplinary programs that emphasize the synthesis, characterization and utilization of nanoscale materials.  Students learn about the interplay of structure, processing, characterization, and properties of materials with useful applications. Our fourteen faculty members are active collaborators with research and development groups located around the world, and are experienced in managing research projects with practical results. Our graduates work in research, engineering and process development positions in a variety of fields. We welcome inquiries from prospective students and collaborators interested in the Materials Science Program and its resources.

News and Announcements

  • Dr. Bo Jiang, advised by Professors Donald Sundberg and John Tsavalas, successfully defended his PhD thesis in August, 2012 and is now working at Itaconix Corporation in Stratham, NH.
  • Shunfu Hu, advised by Professor Glen Miller, successfully defended his research proposal in August, 2012 and has now advanced to candidacy.
  • Yi Xu (Joyce), advised by Professor Glen Miller, successfully defended her research proposal in October, 2012 and now has advanced to candidacy.
  • Yushu Li, advised by Professor Glen Miller, successfully defended her literature review on conjugated polymers for photovoltaic devices in November, 2012.
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Chandrani Pramanik, advised by Professor Glen Miller, recently led a research effort to develop the first water soluble pentacene and a manuscript has just been accepted for publication.