Functional Materials

Functional Materials

Functional materials represent a fast-growing class of advanced materials and composites, which possess unique properties and/or functions. Examples of functional materials include magnetic, magnetocaloric, energy storage (battery) materials, energy harvesting (solar cell) materials, piezoelectric, multiferroic, etc. Functional materials are found in all classes of materials: ceramic, metallic, organics, inorganics, polymers, etc.

Our department has several functional material groups which include:

  1. Magnetocaloric materials
  2. Battery materials
  3. Terahertz materials
  4. Photovoltaic materials
  5. Metamaterial

Researchers in this area:

  1. Pratibha Dev
  2. Samaresh Guchhait
  3. Walter P. Lowe
  4. Thomas A. Searles
  5. Quinton L. Williams