Francis Research Group Photo Woo Jin Hyun Yuyang Du Wieslaw Suszynski Yan Wu Motao Cao Dennis Wagner Bob Lade Lorraine Francis Yu Abe Ankit Mahajan Tuoqi Li

Photo taken November 2014


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.