Faculty

Faculty

Ruth Iris Bahar

Professor, School of Engineering
Nanoscale computing, noise analysis of nanoscale circuits, reliable computing under high defect and highly noisy conditions, self-assembly.
Ruth_Bahar@brown.edu

Amit Basu

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Glycobiology and materials science.  Dendritic, polymer and nanoparticle probes for cell surface carbohydrate recognition; Nanoscale polymer architectures.
Amit_Basu@brown.edu

J. Roderic Beresford

Professor, School of Engineering
Semiconductor nanostructures and epitaxy, pattern-driven quantum dot growth; direct nanoelectronic detection of redox reactions; nanoscale sensing and control of biological processes.
J_Beresford@brown.edu

Wesley Bernskoetter
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Wesley_Bernskoetter@brown.edu

Janet Blume

Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Educational outreach developing ways to bring nanoscale engineering into pre-college biology, chemistry, and physics curricula.
Janet_Blume@brown.edu

Allan Bower

Professor, School of Engineering
Computer simulation of the mechanical behavior of structural, electronic and biological materials.
Allan_Bower@brown.edu

Kenneth Breuer

Professor, School of Engineering
Nanoscale fluid mechanics and transport processes, fluid-surface interactions, behavior of nanoscale particles and flexible filaments in fluids, diffusion and heat transfer, mechanics of biological motion and adhesion, experimental techniques for nanoscale fluid measurements.
Kenneth_Breuer@brown.edu

Clyde Briant

Professor, School of Engineering
Microstructures at the nano and micro scale, mechanical properties of advanced materials, and corrosion and environmental cracking of structural materials.
Clyde_Briant@brown.edu

Eric Chason

Professor, School of Engineering
Evolution of surfaces and thin film structures, non-equilibrium processing (growth, ion bombardment); self-assembled nanostructures; real-time diagnostics (stress, roughness, surface and interface morphology, defect formation); simulation and modeling.
Eric_Chason_PhD@brown.edu

Kareen Coulombe

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Molecular and cellular interactions in tissue engineering for cardiac regeneration; extracellular matrix biology; signal transduction pathways for cardiac maturation and vascularization

Reid Cooper

Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
Reid_Cooper@brown.edu


Eric Darling

Assistant Professor, Department of Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology 
Micro/nano-mechanical characterization of biological samples; beacon-based, gene expression imaging for cellular diagnostics.
Eric_Darling@brown.edu


Sarah Delaney

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Biological consequences of DNA damage. Using the tools of chemistry and biology to probe the effects of DNA modification at the molecular level. Particular interested in the role of oxidative DNA damage and its contributions to cancer and neurological disorders such as Huntington's disease.

James Dickerson

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physics
The synthesis and characterization of magnetic and luminescent nanoparticles, conducted by exploring their crystallinity by high resolution electron microscopy (HR-TEM and Z-STEM) and by studying the photoluminescent or magnetic properties of the nanoparticles and nanoparticles films and heterostructures.

Dmitri Feldman

Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Quantum Hall effect and its applications in quantum information science, quantum wires, nanomagnets, spintronics, soft matter in random porous media.

Christian Franck

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Nano and micro mechanics of soft matter, cell-material interactions, and cell adhesion. Molecular mechanisms of mechanosensing in cells.

Huajian Gao

Professor, School of Engineering
Semiconductor nanostructures and epitaxy, pattern-driven quantum dot growth; direct nanoelectronic detection of redox reactions; nanoscale sensing and control of biological processes.

Franklin Goldsmith

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Combustion chemistry; catalysis; electronic structure methods; computational kinetics.
Franklin_Goldsmith@brown.edu

Pradeep Guduru

Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Experimental mechanics at nano and micro-scales; biologically inspired contact mechanics, adhesion and friction; guided assembly and surface engineering.

Karen Haberstroh

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Nano-structured polymers for soft tissue engineering. novel methods in science education, nanotechnology classroom outreach.

David Henann

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Theoretical and computational mechanics of soft materials and amphorous media.

Diane Hoffman-Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology 
Nanomaterials for nerve growth: biomimetic and 3D materials; in vitro platforms for studying nerve development and nerve regeneration at the nanoscale.

Robert Hurt

Professor, School of Engineering
Nanomaterials and their biological and environmental applications/implications; carbon nanomaterials, nanotoxicology, interfacial phenomena, liquid crystals and supramolecular assembly, material chemistry approaches for safe nanomaterial formulation, nanoparticle cell delivery.

Agnes Kane

Professor, Department of Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology 
Nanotoxicology, cellular interactions with nanomaterials, nanomaterials for targeted cancer therapy, biocompatibility of nanomaterials .

Kyung-Suk Kim

Professor, School of Engineering
Nanomechanics, AFM nanometrology, Nanotribology.

Angus Kingon

Professor, School of Engineering
Electronic materials; processing and properties of electronic films at the nanoscale; nanoscale characterization by scanning probe techniques; oxide thermoelectrics; scaling flexoelectric and piezoelectric materials to nanodimensions; flexible electronics; electronic properties of nanoscale heterostructures; physics of nanoscale electrical contacts.

Haneesh Kesari

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Theoretical and experimental mechanics problems related to contact, adhesion, and fracture of solids. Determining how nano- to micro-scale structure affects macro-scale contact and fracture behaviors.

Kristie Koski

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
2D
layered nanocrystals, nanomaterial synthesis, thermodynamic and mechanical properties of 2D nanomaterials, technological application of 2D nanocrystals.

Sharvan Kumar

Professor, School of Engineering
Defects in crystalline solids, their motion, interaction and consequences on deformation; mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline materials; experimental techniques for defect characterization.


Lawrence Larson
Dean, School of Engineering
Nanoscale communications and communication circuits and devices at nanoscale dimensions.

Xinsheng Sean Ling

Professor, Department of Physics
Nanopore DNA sequencing, nanofabrication, optical and magnetic tweezers, nanomechanical measurements on single biomolecules, nanobiology.

Diane Lipscombe

Professor, Department of Bio Med Neuroscience
Nanomaterial interactions with ion channels and effects on neuronal signaling.

Humphrey Maris

Professor, Department of Physics
Acoustic measurements on thin films and nanostructures, development of an ultra-high resolution acoustic microscope, imaging the motion of single electrons in liquid helium.

John Bradley Marston

Professor, Department of Physics
Quantum chemistry of actinide nano-complexes with application to the problem of high level nuclear waste disposal; physics of quantum many-body systems driven far from equilibrium.

Edith Mathiowitz

Professor, Department of Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology 
The polymer/medicine interface; nanoparticles as novel therapeutic delivery systems, small-diameter vascular grafts with better compliance; novel bioadhesive polymers for oral delivery, liquid crystals as smart sensors.

Vesna Mitrovic

Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Nuclear magnetic resonance of nanoscale inhomogeneity, magnetic nanoparticles, and molecules.

Jeffrey Morgan

Professor, Department of Bio Med Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology 
3D cell culture and in vitro micro-tissues for testing the toxicity and therapeutic potential of nano-materials.

Arto Nurmikko

Professor, School of Engineering
Nanophotonics, active electronic nanomaterials, and neuroenginering and neurotechnology including new approaches to interfacing the brain by nanoscale implantable devices.

Domenico Pacifici

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Silicon-based nanophotonics; optical and electrical properties of semiconductor quantum dots; metamaterials; periodic and quasiperiodic nanostructures in metal films; nanoengineered materials and devices for optical communications, biochemical sensing and energy harvesting solutions.

Nitin Padture

IMNI Director & Professor, School of Engineering
Ceramic and their coatings and composites, engineered nanowires, thin films, nanostructures,  carbon nanotubes and graphene.


David Paine

Professor, School of Engineering
Imaging and structure analysis at the nanoscale using electron microscopy, amorphous and nano-structured metal oxides for transparent, flexible, and large area electronics, transparent conducting oxide applications, (transparent) thin film transistors.

Tayhas Palmore

Professor, School of Engineering
Nanomaterial components in biofuel cells, photovoltaics, batteries; cellular scaffolds; genetically engineered machines; self-assembly of molecular solids.
Tayhas_Palmore@brown.edu

Stephen Parman

Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
Stephen_Parman@brown.edu

Robert Pelcovits

Professor, Department of Physics
Theory and simulation of soft matter including liquid crystals and liquid crystalline elastomers, confinement of nanoscale systems, topological defects, lipid membranes and vesicles.
Robert_Pelcovits@brown.edu

Andrew Peterson

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Catalysis design, electronic structure, and sustainable fuels.
Andrew_Peterson@brown.edu

Thomas Powers

Professor, School of Engineering
Soft condensed matter physics: lipid bilayer membranes, biological filaments, liquid crystals, rheology, interfacial physics, and swimming motility.

David Rand

Professor, Department of Bio Med Ecology & Evolutionary Biology  
Nanomaterial effects in evolutionary, ecological and environmental genomics; Drosophila population genetics, ecotoxicology; mitochondrial genetics and aging; oxidative stress.

Sherief Reda

Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Design and analysis of sub-100 nanometer integrated circuits, models of variations in nanoscale device performance, variation-tolerant designs and circuit fabrics.

William Risen

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Aerogels including gold and magnetic nanoparticles, photochemistry and catalysis related to nanoparticles, carbon nanoparticles.

Christoph Rose-Petruck

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials for bio-medical imaging applications and x-ray. Nano-microscopy using laboratory plasma x-ray sources.

John Savage

Professor, Department of Computer Science
Nanowire decoders, nanowire encoding, nanoscale memory and logic, coded computation at the nanoscale.

Jason Sello

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Functional nanoparticles for catalysis and for separation of low molecular weight compounds.

Surendra Sharma

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Nanomaterial distribution in tissue and effects on pregnancy outcomes. 

Brian Sheldon

Professor, School of Engineering
Nanomaterials synthesis, especially vapor phase methods, nanomechanical behavior of materials, nanocrystalline diamond films, nanostructured superhydrophobic surfaces, and nanocrystalline oxides for electrochemical applications.

Anita Shukla

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Biomaterials, drug delivery, regenerative medicine, self-assembly, active biomaterial coatings, bacterial biofilms, and stem cells.

Derek Stein

Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Nano-biophysics, nanopores and novel DNA sequencing strategies, nanofluidics and medical diagnostic applications, DNA-protein interactions, single-molecule biophysics, single-molecule polymer physics.

Richard Stratt

Professor, Department of Chemistry 
Ultrafast spectroscopy; dynamics of liquids, supercooled liquids, and glassy systems; disordered materials and clusters; energy relaxation and the molecular origins of friction.

Shouheng Sun

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Nanomaterials synthesis, self-assembly, magnetic nanoparticles, nanocrystal arrays for information storage and fuel cell catalysts, functional nanoparticles for target-specific diagnostics/therapeutics.

Jay Tang

Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Nanoscale assembly and dynamics of the cytoskeletal protein filaments F-actin and microtubules, integrin mediated adhesion and migration of neutrophils and T-cells, molecular mechanisms of bacterial adhesion.

Anubhav Tripathi

Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Nanoparticle-based technologies for biomarker/protein identification and separation, biocompatible nanoparticles for bacterial lysis, new encapsulation procedures for drugs and chemical agents, transport through soft matter, disease diagnostics applications using microfluids and nanofluidics platform.

James Valles, Jr.

Chair & Professor, Department of Physics
Nano-structured superconductors, nano-crystal array formation, magnetic manipulation of bio-molecular assemblies.

Petia Vlahovska

Associate Professor, School of Engineering

Edward Walsh

Assistant Professor, Deparment of Bio Med Neuroscience 
Composite nanoscale structures for use as medical imaging contrast and therapy agents. Implementation of image acquisition and processing schemes to detect the presence of such agents.
Edward_Walsh@brown.edu

Li-Qiong Wang

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry
Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials in batteries;  Solid-state NMR  investigation of self-assembled nanostructural materials, nanoporosity and ion diffusion in batteries and super-capacitors.

Lai-Sheng Wang

Professor, Department of Chemistry
Experimental and theoretical studies of the size-dependent electronic, chemical, and structural properties of isolated nanoclusters; Nanomaterials and nanocatalysis; spectroscopic characterization of solution molecules and multiply-charged anions in the gas phase.

Ian Wong

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Cancer biomaterials and biophysics, nanofabrication, 3D printing, microfluidics.

Gang Xiao

Professor, Department of Physics
Electron transport and magnetism in low dimensional systems such as metallic thin films, superlattices and ultrafine particles, physics of novel superconducting and magnetic nanostructures, high temperature superconductivity.

Jingming (Jimmy) Xu

Professor, School of Engineering
Quantum photonics, aperiodic optics, semiconductor lasers, molecular electro-optics, collective behavior of large coupled systems; carbon nanotube structures, synthesis of quantum-arrays, DNA conductivity, physics of redox processes in proteins and cells.

See-Chen Ying

Professor, Department of Physics
Dynamics of polymers and DNA through nanoscale restrictions, free energy landscapes of complex systems at nanoscale, nanotribology, dislocation generation and motion in heteroepitaxial systems.

Alexander Zaslavsky

Professor, School of Engineering
Semiconductor nanowires and nanodots, tunneling nanodevices, nanolayered semiconductor-on-insulator materials, epitaxial nanowire heterojunctions.

Anatoly Zhitkovich

Professor, Department of Bio Med Pathology & Laboratory Medicine  
Toxic effects of nanomaterials and catalytic metals, cancer cell-targeting application.

Rashid Zia

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
Near-field optics and nanophotonics, optical properties of nanostructured materials, metallic nanoparticles, atomic emission process and novel nanoscale light emitters.

Matthew Zimmt

Chair & Professor, Department of Chemistry