Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Student Profiles
Get to know students in our graduate program in a more personal way and learn more about their graduate experience. What's their research about, and what could it mean to society? Why did they choose the Clark School and the University of Maryland? What advice do they have for undergraduates considering a graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering?
Research Interests: Energy harvesting and energy storage devices using conventional semiconductor processes and self-assembled techniques for nano-fabrication. Meet Parag »
Research Interests: Chitosan-based lab-on-a-chip devices; how bacterial systems communicate and become pathogenic; use of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy to detect bacterial commuication molecules. Meet Susan »
Research Interests: Chitosan-based lab-on-a-chip devices; how bacterial systems communicate and become pathogenic; use of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy to detect bacterial commuication molecules. Meet Sebastian »
Dan Janiak (Fischell Fellow)
Research Interests: Molecularly imprinted polymer hydrogels capable of recognizing and capturing specific peptides, proteins, and larger macromolecular structures, including viruses. Meet Dan »
Advisor: Professor and Chair Robert Briber
Lab: Polymer Characterization Lab; NIST Center for Neutron Research
Research Interests: Development of modeling software to extend the functionality of off-specular neutron reflectomery, used to measure layer thicknesses and composition in film samples. Meet Chris »
Research Interests: High-k dielectric thin film materials for electronic devices, Atomic Layer Deposition. Meet Erin »
Advisor: Associate Professor Isabel Lloyd
Lab: Ceramics Materials Laboratory
Research Interests: Ceramics, novel formulations of glass used for the manufacture of composite dental crowns. Meet Mey »
Co-Advisors: Professor Steven Hutcheson (Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics) and Associate Professor Isabel Lloyd
Lab: Hutcheson Group Lab
Research Interests: Enzymatic degradation of crystalline cellulosic materials with potential biofuel applications. Meet Brian »
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In a video by the University of Maryland Energy Research Center, MSE alumnus (B.S. '10) and current MSE graduate student Marshall Schroeder, advised by Professor Gary Rubloff, discusses his current research on the design and fabrication of a high-power, solid state lithium-air battery, for which he was awarded a 2012 John and Maureen Hendrick Energy Research Fellowship. In the video, provides an overview of the technology, the nanofabrication techniques he'll be using, and why he became involved in energy research.
Watch the interview about Marshall Schroeder's work.