The Interfaces Engineering Laboratory focuses on the fabrication of nanorods and thin films, with secondary effort on mechanics and radiation damage of nanostructures. The research involves a combination of physical vapor deposition experiment, chemical vapor deposition experiment, atomistic simulations, and theoretical formulations. Augmenting the materials/mechanics research, the Laboratory also works on the development of simulation methods – including the Response Embedded Atom Method (R-EAM) and the polycrystalline lattice kinetic Monte Carlo method.

Current sponsors of this Laboratory include: Office of Basic Energy Science of US Department of Energy, US Defense Threat Reduction Agency, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Science Foundation, and Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.

 

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