Members

Center for Advanced Fibers and Coating Technologies

Minko
Sergiy Minko, Center Lead

Associate Director, New Materials Institute
Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science
Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors and Department of Chemistry
Website | Lab
Nanofibers, bio-based coatings, nanostructured materials, responsive materials, biomaterials, biointerfaces, functional fibers and textiles 

Gajanan Bhat
Gajanan Bhat

Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Fibers and Textiles
Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors
Website
gbhat@uga.edu
Fiber science, nonwovens, melt-blowing, cotton nonwovens, plastic recycling, multifunctional nonwovens

LEONID IONOV
Leonid Ionov

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering; Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
Website | Google Scholar
ionov@uga.edu
Soft matter, biomaterials, polymeric actuators, biocatalysis, polymeric fibers, smart surfaces, batteries, microscopic and scattering methods

H Handa
Hitesh Handa

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
WebsiteResearchGate
hhanda@uga.edu
Nitric oxide releasing materials, antibacterial coatings, hemocompatible materials, medical devices, animal models, wound healings, translational research

Jason Locklin
Jason Locklin

Director, New Materials Institute
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
and College of Engineering
Website | Google Scholar
New polymers, biodegradable materials, coatings and interfaces

Sudaghar Mani
Sudhagar Mani

Associate Professor
College of Engineering & Department of Food Science and Technology
Website | Google Scholar | Research Gate
smani@engr.uga.edu
Nanocellulose manufacturing, food packaging films, surface modified nanocellulose, LCA of Nanocellulose

Suraj Sharma
Suraj Sharma

Associate Professor
Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
Website
ssharma@uga.edu
Nanocellulose, biopolymer composites

Jaya Sundaram
Jaya Sundaram

Research Scientist/Lecturer
College of Engineering
Website | ResearchGate
jayas@engr.uga.edu
Hydrogel materials, biodegradable cellular engineering devices

WQ Wang
Xianqiao (XQ) Wang

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate
Computational mechanics, soft matters, mechanics of biopolymer composites, bio-inorganic interfaces

Center for Biodegradable Polymers and Additives

Jason Locklin
Jason Locklin, Center Lead

Director, New Materials Institute
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry; College of Engineering
Website | Google Scholar
New polymers, biodegradable materials, coatings and interfaces

H Handa
Hitesh Handa             

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Website | Research Gate
hhanda@uga.edu
Nitric oxide releasing materials, antibacterial coatings, hemocompatible materials, medical devices, animal models, wound healings, translational research

LEONID IONOV
Leonid Ionov

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering; Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
Website | Google Scholar
ionov@uga.edu
Soft matter, biomaterials, polymeric actuators, biocatalysis, polymeric fibers, smart surfaces, batteries, microscopic and scattering methods

Jenna Jambeck
Jenna Jambeck

Associate Director, New Materials Institute
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Website | Google Scholar
jjambeck@uga.edu
Global materials management, waste, plastic, biodegradation, recycling

Sudaghar Mani
Sudhagar Mani

Associate Professor
College of Engineering & Department of Food Science and Technology
Website | Google Scholar | Research Gate
smani@engr.uga.edu
Nanocellulose manufacturing, food packaging films, surface modified nanocellulose, LCA of Nanocellulose

Suraj Sharma
Suraj Sharma

Associate Professor
Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
Website
ssharma@uga.edu
Nanocellulose, biopolymer composites

Jaya Sundaram
Jaya Sundaram

Research Scientist/Lecturer
College of Engineering, University of Georgia
Website | ResearchGate 
jayas@engr.uga.edu
Hydrogel materials, biodegradable cellular engineering devices

YAJUN YAN
Yajun Yan

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Website | Google Scholar
yajunyan@uga.edu
Metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, natural products, bioenergy, biotechnology

WQ Wang
Xianqiao (XQ) Wang

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate
Computational mechanics, soft matters, mechanics of biopolymer composites, bio-inorganic interfaces

Center for Circular Materials Management

Jenna Jambeck
Jenna Jambeck, Center Lead

Associate Director, New Materials Institute
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Website | Google Scholar
jjambeck@uga.edu
Global materials management, waste, plastic, biodegradation, recycling

Ryan Adolphson
Ryan Adolphson

Administrative Director
College of Engineering
Website
rba@uga.edu
Biomass cycling, pulp and paper, forest products, feasibility studies

 

 

KC Das
KC Das

Professor
College of Engineering
Google Scholar
kdas@engr.uga.edu
Materials management, agricultural materials, biomass cycling, anaerobic digestion

Julia Gaskin
Julia Gaskin

Senior Public Service Associate
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Website
jgaskin@uga.edu
Biomass and nutrient cycling

David Gattie
David Gattie

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Website |

Energy systems and environmental issues, power generation, and energy policy 

John Schramski
John Schramski

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
jschrams@uga.edu
Energy and materials flow

Ke Luke Li
 Luke Li

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Lab

Materials flow, life cycle assessment

Erin Lipp
Erin Lipp

Professor
Environmental Health Science, Microbiology
Website
elipp@uga.edu
Public health, microbiology