Nanomaterials Processing Group (NPG) @ The University of Alabama
Welcome to NPG! This research group is led by Dr. Nitin Chopra. The group has expertise in nano/microfabrication, materials characterization and spectroscopic methods, materials chemistry, and nanostructures and nanoporous material growth/synthesis. We are also interested in large scale synthesis of multi-component and functional nanomaterials with controlled properties by way of morphology control. Our research aims at fundamentally addressing tough issues related to nanomaterials, which includes probing interfaces at nanoscale, surface chemistry, stability, and growth mechanisms. Specific projects are in the area of carbon nanotubes and graphitic carbon architectures, oxide or metal nanowire heterostructures, and hybrid nanoparticle systems. Since the theme of the research group is nanoscale heterostructures, we have several application areas emphasis: Nanoelectronics, optical materials and devices, chemical/biological sensors, catalysis, energy, thermal management, and biocompatible and/or bio-inorganic hybrid systems. We welcome new collaborations in these areas. Thank you for visiting our group website.
- PI: Dr. Nitin Chopra [Brief Bio]
New Journal “Nanomaterials and Energy”: Dr. Chopra is the founding editor-in-chief of this new journal. See the introductory youtube video here. Please access the latest issues and details of the journal at: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/nme
MTE 380 (Fall), Synthesis, Processing, and Manufacturing of Materials. This course also introduces concepts and techniques in Nano/Micro technology.
MTE 455 (Spring), Mechanical Behavior of Materials. This course will also introduce fundamental concepts in nanomechanics.
MTE 691/591 (Spring), Nanomaterials Processing and Properties. This is also open for senior undergraduates.
MTE 101 (Fall), Introduction to Materials
MTE 596, Seminar.
MTE 491 (Fall), Emerging Energy Materials, Spring 2013
Memberships: Materials Advantage Student Chapter Faculty Mentor and AVS student chapter co-mentor, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2012 chair and 2013 past chair for local Alabama section, ASM International, Birmingham Chapter (http://www.birminghamchapterasm.com/members.htm), Student Affairs Chair, AIChE ambassador, TMS and MRS member.
Symposia: Co-organizer for TMS Functional and Structural Nanomaterials: Fabrication, Properties, Applications and Implications, MS & T symposia on “Controlled Processing of Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Thin Films”, “Nanotechnology for Energy, Healthcare and Industry”, and “EPC symposium”, Session chair for poster session at Spring 2010, MRS Symposium N - Functional Oxide Nanostructures and Heterostructures, Organizer for TMS “Surfaces and Heterostructures at Nano- or Micro-Scale and Their Characterization, Properties, and Applications”. Session Chair for SAMPE 2011 “Nanomaterials” symposium, Organizer for MS & T 2012 symposium on “Frontiers of Materials Science: Fundamentals of porous materials from development to applications”. Co-organizer for TMS 2013 symposia on “2013 Functional Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications” and “Advanced Materials and Reservoir Engineering for Extreme Oil & Gas Environments”.
Please submit to TMS 2014 symposium: 2014 Functional Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications. To submit, click here.
Materials for Information Technology (MINT) Center
Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Program (http://matsci.ua.edu/)
ACS, AIChE, ACeRS, MRS, Society of Biomaterials, TMS, ASM International, IMAPS.
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