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)

Adsorption on fullerenes and their aggregates

Echt:    Adsorption on fullerenes and their aggregates, ChemPlusChem 2013, 78, 910-920, DOI 10.1002/cplu.201300198

Subthreshold ionization of helium nanodroplets

Echt: Subthreshold ionization of helium nanodroplets, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 2014, 16, 22466-22470, DOI 10.1039/C4CP03236E

Monte Carlo Simulations of Free Radical Polymerizations with Divinyl Crosslinker

Tripathi, A.K.; Tsavalas, J.G.; Sundberg, D.C., “Monte Carlo Simulations of Free Radical Polymerizations with Divinyl Crosslinker: Pre- and Post-Gel Simulations of Reaction Kinetics and Molecular Structure", Macromolecules (2015) 48, 184−197, DOI: 10.1021/ma502085x

Cu/Ni multilayer electron microscope micrographs

Lashmore: Electron microscope micrographs of a nanolayered Cu/Ni superlattice viewed edge on (left), with misfit dislocations (middle) and with a crack on one of the interfaces (right). From Lashmore and Thompson J. Mater. Res., Vol. 7, No. 9 (1992)


UNH wins NSF MRI Grant for state of the art SEM


UNH recently won a 2014 MRI award for a new state-of-the-art Tescan Lyra FIB-SEM Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The Materials Science Program takes great benefit from this and had several contributors to the MRI grant (Profs. Gross (PI), Kinsey, Tsavalas, Pohl, Miller and Krzanowski). Please see the University Instrumentation Center webpage for more detail.

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

  • Prof.  John Tsavalas is hosting an international conference here on the UNH campus (IPCG Polymer Colloids Conference) in June 2015
  • A new research center has just been created here at UNH in Jan 2015, "CAMMI: Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovations", directed by Profs. Brad Kinsey and John Tsavalas
  • Prof. Leila Deravi joined the MSP faculty in July 2104
  • Amit Tripathi, advised by Professors Donald Sundberg and John Tsavalas, successfully defended his PhD thesis in November 2014
  • Prof. David Lashmore joined the MSP faculty in March 2013