Faculty & Research

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Joanna Aizenberg

Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Director, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology
Core Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
Leader, Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Participant, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
Participant, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Faculty Affiliate, BASF Advanced Research Initiative at Harvard

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce 229
(617) 495-3558

Lab

Aizenberg Biomineralization and Biomimetics Lab
McKay 426 and 427
(617) 496-8381

Assistant

Marina DiDonato McLaughlin

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials Soft Matter
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Soft Matter Surface and Interface Science

Ariel Amir

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Mathematics

Contact

Pierce 321
(617) 495-5818

Assistant

Melissa Majkut
(617) 496-5167

Michael J. Aziz

Gene and Tracy Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Faculty coordinator, Graduate Consortium for Energy and Environment, Harvard University Center for the Environment, 2009-2018
Green Energy Storage, S.r.l., Scientific Advisory Committee, equity holder, licensed intellectual property

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce 204A
(617) 495-9884

Lab

Materials Science Group
McKay 504
(617) 495-4469

Assistant

Joel Veak
Pierce Hall 225
(617) 495-2677

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials
Environmental Science and Engineering
Energy Resources and Energy Systems
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials
Science, Technology, Innovation & Public Policy
Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Katia Bertoldi

William and Ami Kuan Danoff Professor of Applied Mechanics
Kavli Scholar, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce 311
(617) 496-3084

Lab

Bertoldi Group: Solid Mechanics

Assistant

Stephanie A. Vincent
Pierce 310
(617) 496-1877

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Solid Mechanics

David Clarke

Extended Tarr Family Professor of Materials
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Microbial Sciences
Area Chair for Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Cruft 303
(617) 495-4140

Assistant

Jane Salant
Cruft 210
(617) 496-8119

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials Soft Matter
Electrical Engineering
Robotics and Control
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Soft Matter Robotics and Control

Cynthia Friend

Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science
Director of Rowland Institute & Director EFRC-IMASC
Participant, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Participant, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mallinckrodt 018
(617) 495-4052

Lab

Friend Lab
Mallinckrodt MB22
(617) 495-3331

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Surface and Interface Science

Donhee Ham

Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics
Participant, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Physics

Contact

Maxwell Dworkin 131
(617) 496-9451

Assistant

Michael A Donohoe
Maxwell Dworkin 247
(617) 495-0871

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials Quantum Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Circuits and VLSI
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials

Efthimios Kaxiras

John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics
Director, Institute for Applied Computational Science
Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Participant, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
Faculty Associate, Center for Nanoscale Systems
Area Co-Chair for Applied Mathematics

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Physics

Contact

Lyman 339
(617) 495-7977

Lab

Computational Physics and Materials Theory Group

Assistant

Deni Peric
Pierce Pierce Hall 225
(617) 495-3838

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Surface and Interface Science

Boris Kozinsky

Associate Professor of Computational Materials Science

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce Hall 303

Assistant

Joel Veak
Pierce Hall 225
(617) 495-2677

Jennifer Lewis

Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering
Jianming Yu Professor of Arts and Sciences

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce 221
(617) 496-0233

Lab

Lewis Research Group
North West Building B148

Assistant

Michelle V. Costa
Pierce 225
(617) 496-2795

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials Soft Matter
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Soft Matter Surface and Interface Science
Science, Technology, Innovation & Public Policy
Science and Engineering Education

Xin Li

Associate Professor of Materials Science

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce Hall 210

Assistant

Jessa S. Piaia
Pierce 328A
(617) 496-9676

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials
Environmental Science and Engineering
Energy Resources and Energy Systems
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Surface and Interface Science
Science, Technology, Innovation & Public Policy
Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Jia Liu

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Primary Teaching Area

Bioengineering

Contact

Pierce 326
(617) 599-7582

Assistant

Jane Salant
Cruft 210
(617) 496-8119

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials
Computer Science
Computational Neuroscience
Electrical Engineering
Signal Processing
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials
Science, Technology, Innovation & Public Policy
Science and Engineering Education

Vinothan N. Manoharan

Wagner Family Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics
Participant, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Member, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Physics

Contact

Lyman 232
(617) 495-3763

Lab

Manoharan Lab
McKay 530
(617) 495-9894

Assistant

Barbara J. Drauschke
Jefferson 348
(617) 495-2895

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials Soft Matter
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials Soft Matter Surface and Interface Science

Samir Mitragotri

Hiller Professor of Bioengineering and Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering
Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Primary Teaching Area

Bioengineering

Contact

Pierce Hall 211

Assistant

Claudia Stearns
Pierce Hall 318
(617) 496-4870

Research Areas

Applied Physics
Materials
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Materials
Science, Technology, Innovation & Public Policy
Science and Engineering Education