Focus Areas

A strong basic scientific understanding of the phenomena that are responsible for observed technological and medical problems is prerequisite to new breakthroughs that result in advanced technologies and revolutionary medical procedures.

The three main research areas under the umbrella of engineered interfaces are: colloids and membranes, sensors and diagnostics, and organic/inorganic interfaces (including polymer/inorganic, and tissue/inorganic interfaces). These unifying themes provide the basic science and engineering foundation required for solving the ever emerging problems. Research activities in the IEI will be supported by synthesis and by theory and modeling.