Particle-based Functional Materials
at the University of Pittsburgh

Particles are everywhere ...

Are you interested in drug delivery? energy? sustainability? nanotechnology? process engineering? How about all of the above!

Today's advances don't happen in isolation, but instead occur at the intersections of two or more technologies. This is especially true in biomedicine, sustainability, and energy. Our program focuses on computational and experimental studies of particulate materials that fulfill a specific function, either because of their discrete nature or due to the influence of particles on structure. Such systems include: material self-healing, controlled delivery of therapeutics, "smart" catalysis, and particle separations, to name a few.

Our comprehensive program includes both a: