Inorganic Materials Synthesis & Processing

Lab of Dr. Frank V. Bright, SUNY Distinguished Professor in Chemistry

Inorganic materials synthesis and processing scientists and engineers create everything from new nanomaterials, to “smart” structural materials that incorporate additional functions such as sensing.

These researchers work with graphene and other carbon nanostructures, for applications ranging from catalysis to nanoelectronics to:

  • Produce metal and semiconductor nanoparticles for future generations of low-cost printable electronics and displays
  • Create new organometallic coordination compounds that can capture and store solar energies in a manner equivilant to photosynthesis, but with much higher efficiency
  • Develop new thin film structures that enable the next generations of optical, magnetic, and electronic high density data storage

Faculty investigators

John Atkinson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 716.645.4001

Email: atkjdw@buffalo.edu

Frank V Bright, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Chemistry

Phone: 716.645.4180

Email: chefvb@buffalo.edu

Deborah Chung, PhD

Niagara Mohawk Chair Professor of Materials Research

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 716.645.3977

Email: ddlchung@buffalo.edu

Timothy Cook, PhD

Assistant Professor

Chemistry

Phone: 716.645.4327

Email: trcook@buffalo.edu

Erik Einarsson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Materials Design & Innovation Program; Materials Science & Engineering

Phone: 716.645.5089

Email: erikeina@buffalo.edu

Keith Kahen, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Phone: 716.645.3907

Email: keithkah@buffalo.edu

Carl R Lund, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Phone: 716.645.1180

Email: lund@buffalo.edu

Hong Luo, PhD

Professor Department Chair

Physics

Phone: 716.645.2539

Email: luo@buffalo.edu

Paras N Prasad, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Executive Director, Institute for Lasers, Photonics & Biophotonics

Chemistry; Physics; Electrical Engineering & Medicine

Phone: 716.645.4148

Email: pnprasad@buffalo.edu

Ravi Ranade, PhD

Assistant Professor

Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Phone: 716.645.5150

Email: ranade@buffalo.edu

Mark T Swihart, PhD

UB Distinguished Professor; Co-Director NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Phone: 716.645.1181

Email: swihart@buffalo.edu

David Watson, PhD

Associate Professor

Chemistry

Phone: 716.645.4189

Email: dwatson3@buffalo.edu

Robert C Wetherhold, PhD

Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone: 716.645.3058

Email: mecrcw@buffalo.edu

Gang Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone: 716.645.8618

Email: gangwu@buffalo.edu

Yun Wu

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Phone: 716.645.8498

Email: ywu32@buffalo.edu