Welcome to our Lab at ASU. Our research is primarily focused on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials for structural and functional applications. We develop new synthesis techniques for thin films and investigate their synthesis-structure-property relationships. The overarching goal is to engineer the microstructure of thin films to enhance their mechanical properties and functionality. Our lab also has an interest in creating soft, polymer-based micro platforms that can be used as scaffolds for biohybrid devices or for studying cellular mechanics.


Recent News

Our paper on a new method to synthesize thin films with precise microstructural control is published in Materials Research Letters (pdf).

Prof. Rajagopalan receives promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.

Rohit Berlia completes his PhD proposal defense.

Paul wins second prize in the student poster competition at the 2018 TMS Annual meeting!

Our paper on the effect of plastic anisotropy on the deformation of bicrystalline Al films is published in Acta Materialia (pdf).


Related Research Groups: Multiphysics Lab, Computational Mechanics Lab, Peralta Research Group, Chawla Research Group


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