IMREL Faculty

IMREL Director

Dr. Zhiping Luo
Dr. Zhiping Luo (IMREL Director and Group Leader, Materials Physics Group)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Director of IMREL and Group Leader of Materials Physics Group
Office: LSA 234; E-mail: zluo
Research interests:Fabrication of novel nanostructured materials with enhanced performance for energy-related applications; material structures through electron microscopy; material structure-property correlations.
Research Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/zluo/

MATERIALS PHYSICS GROUP

Dr. Gautam
Dr. Bhoj R. Gautam
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: Science and Technology Building (STB) 315
Phone: 672-1653; Email: bgautam
Research Interests: Steady state and time-resolved optical spectroscopy; charge and thermal transport in light harvesting materials; energy up-conversion in polymer and organic inorganic perovskites; polymer chemistry; material science and solid state physics.
Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/bgautam/

Dr. Ila
Dr. Daryush Ila
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: LSA 320; Phone: 672-2417; E-mail: dila
Research Interest: Surface and Interface Processing at Nanoscale; Fundamental and applied ion matter interaction;Thermoelectric properties nanoscale materials (regimented quantum dots); Biomaterials and cell/matter interface studies.
Website: https://www.uncfsu.edu/academics/colleges-schools-and-departments/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department-of-chemistry-and-physics/dr-ila

Mattox
Dr. John Mattox
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: STB 319; Phone: 672-1652; E-mail: jmattox
Research interests:Beamed Emission of AGN, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency,  and Renewable Energy Technology.
Research Website:  https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/jmattox/ 

MATERIALS CHEMISTRY GROUP

Dr. Akbay
Dr. Cevdet Akbay
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: STB 305A; Phone: 672-1943; E-mail: cakbay
Research interests: Separation of small and large molecules using capillary electrophoresis and high performance liquid chromatography.
Research Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/cakbay/

Dr. Breitzer
Dr. Jonathan Breitzer
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: STB 310; Phone: 672-1176; E-maill: jbreitzer
Research interests:Cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries; sulfur-rich molecules; synthesis of nanoscale materials; demonstrations for chemical education.

Dr. han
Dr. Shubo Han (Group Leader)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: LSA 334; Phone: 672-1303; E-maill: shan
Research interests:Protein Interactions in neurodegenerative diseases, Nanomaterials, Biosensors, Electrochemistry.
Research Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/shan/

Biomaterials Group

Dr. Autrey
Dr. Daniel Autrey (Group Leader)
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: STB 305B; Phone: 672-1354; E-maill: dautrey
Research interests:Biological Raman spectroscopy.
Faculty Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/dautrey/

Dr. Siamaki
Dr. Ali R. Siamaki
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: STB 320; Phone: 672-1619; E-maill: asiamaki
Research interests: Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis; metal nanoparticles synthesis and characterization; metal catalyzed reactions including cross coupling reactions; and microwave and continuous flow reactions.
Faculty Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/asiamaki/

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS GROUP

Dr. Jairo Castillo-Chara
Dr. Jairo Castillo-Chara
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: STB 313; Phone: 672-2062; E-maill: jcastill
Research interests: Computational Chemistry.

Dr. Cui
Dr. Zhenlu Cui
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Office: STB 415; Phone: 672-1164; E-maill: zcui
Research interests: Multiscale Modeling, Analysis and Computation; Perturbation Methods; Complex Fluids, Soft Matters and Biophysical fluid dynamics; Approximation Theory and Computer-Aided Design.
Research Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/zcui/

Dr. Alex Umantsev
Dr. Alex Umantsev (Group Leader)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science
Office: STB 320; Phone: 672-1449; E-maill: aumantsev
Research interests:Condensed- and soft-matter physics, computational materials physics and biophysics; particularly processes of pattern formation, nonequilibrium thermodynamic and dynamics of interfaces, theoretical methods and computer simulations.
Research Website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/aumantsev/