Imagine inventing new materials with custom tailored properties that meet specific needs of our society; new plastics that are more harmonious with the environment are a good example. Fabric that is embedded with an energy storage mesh, inks that enable drawing sensors on human skin and other surfaces. Faculty at Cullen College is doing exactly that. From polymer systems to micron and nanometer scale materials to composites and hard and soft materials, they are designing material systems for a sustainable future with special electrical and optical properties, luminescence, conductance, biodegradability, and anti-corrosion.
Research Challenge — Discovering New Materials with Tunable Properties