Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-1287
Office Address: 
328 Reber Buidling
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Smart Energy Systems
Research Summary: 

Research interests include design and synthesis of nanostructured functional materials and clean energy technologies including Li batteries and solar cells. Studies the properties of a variety of nanostructured materials such as nanocrystalline and/or nanoporous inorganic materials, carbon nanostructures, hybrid nanostructures and nanocomposites with the aim to use the knowledge of nanostructured materials to improve device performances in energy conversion and storage and in bio/environmental technology.