Research Centers and Programs

In addition to the research of individual faculty members, the Materials Science and Engineering Department features several Centers and Programs that address particular needs and opportunities ranging from enhanced fundamental understanding of nanomaterials to the large scale commercialization of structural polymer composites.  

Advanced Polymer Center

The Rutgers Advanced Polymer Center (AMIPP) is a group of collaborative researchers dedicated to exploring immiscible polymer blends and producing commercial-ready technologies based on novel processing of these blends.  Particular focus is on developing cost-effective engineering materials for structural applications of value to industry, commerce, and the military.  AMIPP was established as a Research Center in 2002 by the New Jersey Commission of Science and Technology and has flourished by patenting new technologies that meet unmet needs of the stakeholders and developing a sustainable revenue stream from licensing.

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Spinning of Polymer Fibers
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Center for Advanced Solid State Ionics and Energy Storage Research

The center consists of the Energy Storage Research Group and the Advanced Power Prototype Laboratories. It is an interdisciplinary group consisting of faculty and an equal mix of professional staff, graduate and undergraduate students. Our charter is the development and understanding of next generation energy storage materials and energy storage devices.  Visit the website.
Ionic Crystal
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Ceramic, Composite and Optical Materials Center (CCOMC)

The CCOMC seeks to apply innovative chemistry to engineer materials starting from pre-ceramic polymers and molecular precursors to world class ceramic powder processing and densification.  Additionally, we apply advanced chemical approaches to enable the processing of nano-scale, inorganic and organic crystals, particles, films and fibers. Thus, the combined effort spans the scope of particulate material science and technology from particle synthesis and processing through microstructural and property determinations. Visit the website.

 
Boron Carbide
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