The research in our group is organized around two main projects: 1) nanoscale materials and devices, and 2) nanotribology, with the overarching goal of developing custom engineered surfaces and interfaces. research overview

Group News

  • Dr. Batteas and a multi-institution team of scientists have been awarded a $1.8 million grant to establish the NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC), one of three new Phase I Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) funded through the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry. TAMU Press Release | CMCC Website
  • Congrats to former student Dr. Meagan Elinski who has been appointed Assistant Professor at Hope College beginning in Fall 2020.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne has been selected for a TAMU Public Policy Internship!  Whoop! Congrats Nate!
  • Dr. Batteas has been elected Vice Chair of the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. (read more)
  • Dr. Batteas has been named Inaugural Holder of Wayne Goodman Professorship. (read more)
  • Quentarius Moore was awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) to support his research. (read more)