Faculty Research Interests

CPB faculty are active in a variety of research areas. You are welcome to contact them directly to explore these or other topics further.

Biomedical Applications

Berberich (biosensors, protein-polymer conjugates and biomaterials)
Kerr (nanoparticles, polymers for biomedical applications)
Saul (biomaterials for drug delivery, biomedical applications)
Sparks (biomaterials, 3D printed materials for biomedical applications)
Yousefi (biomaterials, scaffolds for tissue engineering)

Paper Science and Engineering

Coffin (mechanics of cellulose materials, papermaking and converting)
Keller (structure of cellulosic materials, paper chemistry, papermaking)

Energy and Environmental Applications

Almquist (metal oxides, nanoparticles for catalysis, adsorption)
Berberich (biosensors, bioremediation)
Dewan (biological media for fuel cells)
Kerr (metal oxides, nanostructures for solar energy)
Lalvani (bimetallic nanoparticles for environmental applications)

Modeling and Simulation

Coffin (force distribution, creep, deformation in paper, paperboard)
Lalvani (transport, kinetic modeling in electrochemical and coal-fired power processes)
Paluch (thermodynamics modeling, phase separations)
Sparks (solid mechanics, interstitial flow in scaffolds and biological materials)
Yousefi (topology optimization, flow through porous media)