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 Tuoqi Li Hideki Hagiwara Collin Holgate

Photo taken July 2013


July 2014

"Effect of Block Copolymer Concentration and Core Composition on Toughening Epoxies," appears online in Polymer:

June 2014

Austin Musliner, Ben Hacker, Nate Wilson and Monique Cook begin summer undergraduate research projects.

New Hitachi SU 8230 High Resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope is installed in Characterization Facility.

May 2014

Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course educates 60 scientists and engineers in the three-day intensive course.

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.