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

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

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

L Mahadevan

Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics
Faculty Dean of Mather House
Area Co-Chair for Applied Mathematics
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Participant, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Member, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Mathematics

Contact

Pierce 322
(617) 496-9599

Lab

The Applied Math Lab
North West Building 258
(617) 496-8892

Assistant

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

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

Prineha Narang

Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce 304
(617) 496-4710

Assistant

Jesse Rizutko
Pierce 120
(617) 495-7643

Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Physics

Contact

Pierce 107D
(617) 384-8211

Assistant

Julianna Braun
29 Oxford Street 118
(617) 495-0627

Research Areas

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

Sharad Ramanathan

Llura and Gordon Gund Professor of Neurosciences and of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Professor of Applied Physics and Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Physics

Christopher Rycroft

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Mathematics

Contact

Pierce Pierce 305
(617) 496-4128

Assistant

Claudia Stearns
Pierce Hall 318
(617) 496-4870

Joost J. Vlassak

Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Materials Engineering
Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment
Participant, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Primary Teaching Area

Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Pierce 308
(617) 496-0424

Lab

Vlassak Small-Scale Mechanics Lab
McKay Laboratory 3rd Floor
(617) 496-8145

Assistant

Melissa Majkut
(617) 496-5167

David A. Weitz

Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics
Director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Co-Director of the BASF Advanced Research Initiative
Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Member, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology

Primary Teaching Area

Applied Physics

Contact

Pierce 231
(617) 496-2842

Lab

Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Group

Assistant

Matthew G. Zahnzinger
Pierce 232
(617) 496-2159

Research Areas

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