Director: Dr. Gang Cao
The Center for Advanced Materials seeks to establish a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and transformative research program to investigate novel electronic materials, bringing together experts from across Kentucky to pursue basic research as well as potential applications. Our current and planned research emphasizes the synthesis of novel materials in both bulk-single-crystal and thin-film forms having unusual electrical transport, magnetic and optical properties. Materials already under investigation include transition metal oxides, magnetic clusters, inorganic/organic hybrid systems, single-molecule magnets (SMMs), and spintronics-related devices. The Center also implements an integrated graduate training program that emphasizes both materials synthesis and characterization techniques covering a broad spectrum of materials and experimental probes.