Center for Advanced Materials Research (CMR)
Message from the Director
Welcome to the Center for Advanced Materials Research (CMR). We are actively pursuing the research related to two main focus areas: Materials for Energy and Biomaterials. Our contributions include the fundamental science and engineering of high quality multifunctional oxides, oxide/metal/oxide multilayered films, and oxide semiconductors for a wide variety of technological applications. Similarly, for Biomaterials, scientific contributions were made towards understanding the interplay between synthesis, surface/interface chemistry, and photothermal effects of nano and biomaterials. Investigating the fundamental processing-structure-property relationships in functional and structural materials with a goal of understanding the fundamental scientific aspects of the interplay between the structure, properties, and phenomena and their direct relationship with the materials’ performance in technological applications.
“An orchestrated effort synergized with the vast experience and adeptness of our talented researchers and staff gives me assurance to envision a successful operation of this effort and CMR, which will flourish and set a precedence in the region to showcase ‘materials & manufacturing’ talent at UTEP. The success of this effort will create pathways not only in the field of science and engineering of advanced materials but also help alleviate the regions success as an institutional leader. We are committed to providing hands-on education in interdisciplinary trades, which will create a pipeline of dynamic engineers and scientists ready to join the future STEM related workforce, especially in the Energy and Defense sectors. This will help improve the educational reserve of the younger generation of students, which in turn will help improving the socio-economic status of the region and state in the coming years. We at UTEP want to create a tightly knit community of faculty and researchers engaged in either groundbreaking research or teaching students about materials and manufacturing issues for a wide variety of technologies, including the recent addition of bio and health related sciences. Of course, finally, we would like to stimulate and contribute to the economy development by joining a town of entrepreneurs and collaborators across the nation and globe.”