Inorganic Functional Materials
Batteries and Fuel Cells
Stephen Bernhard | Chris Bettinger | Andrew Gellman | Mohammad Islam | Reeja Jayan | John Kitchin | Tomasz Kowalewski | Shawn Lister | Jon Malen | Meagan Mauter | Jeremy Michalek | Paul Ohodnicki | Greg Rohrer | Paul Salvador | Venkat Viswanathan | Newell Washburn | Jay Whitacre | Rahul Panat
Energy Efficient Computing
James Bain | Marek Skowronski | Vincent Sokalski | Jimmy Zhu
Microelectronics and Quantum Computing
James Bain | Chris Bettinger | Robert Davis | Maarten De Boer | Randall Feenstra | Reeja Jayan | David Laughlin | Jon Malen | Yoosuf Picard | Lisa Porter | Paul Salvador | Vincent Sokalski | Elias Towe
Some of the most pressing needs of our society could be addressed by advances in this category of materials. Clean energy needs could be met by using sunlight for splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen, more efficient energy conversion could be accomplished by using novel magnetic materials or ultra-wide band gap semiconductors for power devices and the IT revolution could enter its post-silicon phase with discoveries of new materials for manipulation of ions in addition to electrons (iontronics).
Collaborations and interactions with Physics and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments are particularly important in this area.