Nanostructured Materials

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

  • 2018 Year in Review
    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 […]
  • Lab News Archive
    The following news items were entered into the log for the lab beginning in 2015.They are preserved here for historical purposes. June 2017: Ehsan Izadi defends his PhD dissertation! April 2017: Rohit Sarkar defends his […]

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