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Data Driven Discovery and Design Program (4D)

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The ever-increasing availability of data and computing power has led to rapid adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning methods in a broad range of applications in cheminformatics, bioinformatics, and materials design. The 4D program aims to address the above challenges and accelerate the application of data science in industry. It provides core expertise in data analysis and data-driven discovery and design of materials and chemicals, along with collaborative opportunities across applications in chemical and biochemical engineering, and materials science. 

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Coating Process Fundamentals (CPF)

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Process and prototype visualizations, microscopies, nanotesting, NMR and other spectroscopies, and microstructure probes combined with theory, computational methods, and computers to support the electronics, photonics, magnetics, specialty-films, and many other industries.
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Annual Meeting Program Booklets w/ Student Bios; 2016*,  2015*; for older booklets direct inquiries to Lorraine Francis

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Optoelectronics and Metamaterials (OM)

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Innovation in materials design, processing, and characterization for applications in optoelectronics, active and passive light management, detection, and photovoltaics

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Nanostructural Materials and Processes (NMP) 

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Identifying key molecular parameters and principles governing the assembly and properties of molecular thin films, surfactants, and ordered molecular phases of molecular systems for synthesis of specialty materials in agricultural, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other businesses.
 
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Annual Meeting Program Booklet with Student Bios: 2019*2018*2017*,  2016*2015* 2014*2013*,2012*2011*
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Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB)

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Enzymatic synthesis for biofuels, biopolymers, biosensors, biofuel cells, and specialty chemicals. Enzymes to produce chemicals for end use and as synthons; biotechnological applications of enzymes for use in biofuels production and chemical synthesis; metabolic and pathway engineering for synthesis of bioactive compounds; microbial synthesis of biodegradable polymers; functional genomics for enzyme discovery; biocatalysis in nanoscale environments; Nanotechnology for micro bioreactors, membrane and interfacial catalysis, bioactive materials, and coatings.
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Biomaterials and Pharmaceutical Materials (BPM)

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Synthesis and characterization of novel hard and soft materials and composites for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications; dynamics of mechanical, chemical and transport properties of biomaterials; evaluation and elucidation of materials interactions with biological tissues and media, and with pharmaceuticals.
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Electronic Materials and Devices (EMD)

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Focuses on synthesis, structural and chemical characterization, and a plethora of electronic, optical and magnetic characterization techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on the understanding of the fundamentals of electronic structure and transport in electronic and magnetic materials in addition to the materials science, physics and chemistry of the interfaces and nanostructures that play such a vital role in devices.

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Microstructured Polymers (MP)

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Design and synthesis of novel polymers, characterization of their structural and mechanical properties, and investigation of their rheological and processing behavior for both commodity and high value-added polymer products.

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Annual Meeting Program Booklet with Student Bios: 2017*2016*,  2015*2014* 2013*2012*2011*
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