Faculty in Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Stathis Meletis, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Efstathios "Stathis" I. Meletis,
Professor and Chair

Efstathios "Stathis" I. Meletis Faculty profile
meletis@uta.edu | 817-272-2559
Lab: 817-272-0656
Surface engineering, plasma processes, thin films and coatings, nanomaterials, nanotribology, biomaterials, corrosion

Pranesh Aswath, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Pranesh Aswath,
Provost Ad Interim and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor

Pranesh Aswath Faculty profile
aswath@uta.edu | 817-272-0308
Ceramics, titanium composites, bioactive materials, tribology, civil structures

Ye Cao, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Ye Cao,
Assistant Professor

Ye Cao Faculty Profile
ye.cao@uta.edu | 817-272-1858
Combined phase-field modeling and scanning probe characterization of ferroelectric thin films, multiscale modeling of energy materials, electrochemical coupling, electrical and transport phenomena in nanoscale functional oxides.

Yaowu Hao, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Yaowu Hao,
Professor

Yaowu Hao Faculty profile
yhao@uta.edu | 817-272-0752 (Lab: 817-272-0303)
Metal and Magnetic Nanostructures

Jiechao Jiang

Dr. Jiechao C. Jiang,
Research Professor and CCMB Facility Manager

Jiechao C. Jiang Faculty profile
jiang@uta.edu | 817-272-0841
Materials characterization, thin films and coatings, nanomaterials

Choong-un Kim, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Choong-Un Kim,
Professor

Choong-Un Kim Faculty profile
choongun@uta.edu | 817-272-5497
Thin-film metallurgy, phase transformation, reliability physics of microelectronics

Wiley Kirk

Dr. Wiley Kirk,
Research Professor

Wiley Kirk Faculty Profile
kirk@uta.edu | 972-742-8856
Growth and design of heterostructure materials for photovoltaic and nanoscale devices, physics of charge transport and magneto-conduction mechanisms in materials

Seong Jin Koh, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Seong Jin Koh,
Professor and Graduate Advisor

Seong Jin Koh Faculty profile
skoh@uta.edu | 817-272-1223
Nano-electronic devices, sensor for molecular level detection, surface science

Erika La Plante

Dr. Erika La Plante,
Assistant Professor

erika.laplante@uta.edu | 817-272-7718
Cementitious materials, low-temperature geochemistry, mineral-fluid interfaces, surface structures and reactions

Constantin Politis

Dr. Constantin Politis,
Distinguished Research Professor

politis@uta.edu

Wolfram Schommers

Dr. Wolfram Schommers,
Distinguished Research Professor

schommers@uta.edu

Surendra Shah, Ph.D., NAE, Civil Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Surendra P. Shah,
Presidential Distinguished Professor, Member of National Academy of Engineering, Director, Center for Advanced Construction Materials

surendra.shah@uta.edu

Harry Tibbals

Dr. Harry F. Tibbals,
Research Professor

Harry F. Tibbals Faculty Profile
HFTibbals@uta.edu

Kyungsuk Yum, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering>

Dr. Kyungsuk Yum,
Associate Professor

Kyungsuk Yum Faculty Profile
kyum@uta.edu | 817-272-9546
Biologically-inspired materials and systems, nanomaterials, nanobiotechnology

Kendra Wallis

Dr. Kendra L Wallis,
Assistant Professor of Instruction

Kendra L Wallis Faculty Profile

Affiliated Faculty

In addition to the MSE core faculty, a number of professors from other departments in the College of Engineering and the College of Science at UTA participate in the Materials Science and Engineering Program. They collaborate in research projects with the faculty and mentor Materials Science and Engineering students.

Bioengineering

Kytai Nguyen
Dr. Kytai Nguyen

Chemistry in the College of Science

Dr. Rasika Dias
Dr. Rasika Diasen
Dr. Peter Kroll
Dr. Peter Kroll
Dr. Frank Foss
Dr. Frank Foss
Dr. Robin Macaluso
Dr. Robin Macaluso
Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar
Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar
Dr. Richard B. Timmons
Dr. Richard B. Timmons

Civil Engineering

Dr. Ali Abolmaali
Dr. Ali Abolmaali
Dr. Maria S. Konsta-Gdoutos
Dr. Maria S. Konsta-Gdoutos

Electrical Engineering

Dr. Zeynep Çelik
Dr. Zeynep Çelik
Dr. Robert Magnusson
Dr. Robert Magnusson
Dr. Weidong Zhou
Dr. Weidong Zhou

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Amir Ameri, Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Amir Ameri
Michael Bozlar, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Michael Bozlar (Lab)
Dr. Haiying Huang
Dr. Haiying Huang
Dr. Panos S. Shiakolas
Dr. Panos S. Shiakolas

Physics in the College of Science

Dr. Wei Chen
Dr. Wei Chen
Dr. Ali R. Koymen
Dr. Ali R. Koymen
Dr. J. Ping Liu
Dr. J. Ping Liu
Dr. Joseph Ngai
Dr. Joseph Ngai
Dr. Suresh Sharma
Dr. Suresh Sharma
Dr. Alex Weiss
Dr. Alex Weiss
Dr. Qiming Zhang
Dr. Qiming Zhang

Kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Innovations

Dr. Venu Gopal Varanasi
Dr. Venu Gopal Varanasi

Administration

Dr. Efstathios "Stathis" Meletis
Department Chair
817-272-2559
meletis@uta.edu

Graduate Applicants