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Our main research thrust is on fabrication and characterization of functional metallic materials with tunable properties such as wetting, adhesion, reactivity, strength and plasticity. We are particularly interested in understanding the physics of materials at a very small scale. We employ amorphous metals (known as metallic glasses) as model materials and utilize their thermoplastic behavior to fabricate a wide range of structures down to sub-nm scale on planar as well as curved surfaces (see the images in group logo).


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July: Our collaborative work with Ceren and Dr. Bernussi on "photoelectric effect" is accepted in Journal of Applied Physics
June: Zhonglue's work on "elastocapillary collaposing of nanowires" is accepted in Applied Physics Letters
June: Molla successfully defended his dissertation-Congratulations!!
June: Our lab received NSF grant from CMMI-NM program-Thank You!
March: Elham successfully defended her masters thesis-Congratulations!!
March: Dr. Kumar received NSF CAREER Award from CMMI-MEP program-Thank You! Read TTU press release.
Feb: Our work on "high-throughput drawing and testing" is published in Nanoscale (Impact factor: 7.760)


June: Our work on "nondestructive demolding" is published in Scripta Materialia (Impact factor: 3.7)
April: Our work on "Janus structures" is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (Impact factor: 7.145)
January: Our collaborative work with Dr. Gianola's group on "nanomechanics" is published in Scientific Reports (Impact factor: 5.228)