Francis Research Group Photo Bryce Williams Noah Holzman Yuyang Du Wieslaw Suszynski Yan Wu Motao Cao Bob Lade Lorraine Francis Yu Abe Ankit Mahajan Tuoqi Li

Photo taken April 2015


June 2015

"Screen Printing of Highly Loaded Silver Inks on Plastic Substrates Using Silicon Stencils," (Woo Jin Hyun lead author) appears online in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

New summer undergraduate researchers, Eowyn Lucas, Eri Hippchen and Isaac Borrego, join the group!

Riccardo Balzarotti, a visiting graduate student from Politecnico di Milano, begins a 6 month research visit

May 2015

Ryo Katayama, Asahi Kasei, begins his IPRIME industrial fellow project

Tuoqi Li receives CEMS Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award (link)

Research in the Francis group focuses on the materials science and processing of coatings, ceramics and composites.  The emphasis is on processing and microstructure control, but some projects also explore the important connections between the structure and the properties.  Research projects are collaborative, involving other faculty and colleagues in industry.