Francis Research Group Photo Lorraine Francis Wieslaw Suszynski Bob Lade Stephanie Kong Alex Ramm Kyle Price Jenny Zhu Wanlu Zhang Julia Chen Ankit Mahajan David Barton Yan Wu Kumar Varoon Agrawal Bryce Williams Sooman Lim Heng Zhang Touqi Li Hideki Hagiwara Collin Holgate

Photo taken July 2013


April 2014

Simon Mundingder, visiting undergraduate researcher from University of Munster, begins his project on dynamic mechanical analysis.

Professor Francis gives a keynote presentation at Hewlett Packet Open Fair on Drying and Curing in Barcelona.

Kyle Price gives a presentation at the American Coatings Conference and wins the American Coatings Award for his collaborative paper with Arkema.

March 2014

Dr. David Castro of Ecolab begins an IPRIME Industrial Fellow project on drying and rheology.

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.