Research in the Francis group focuses on the materials science and processing of coatings, ceramics and composites. The emphasis is on processing and microstructure control, but some projects also explore the important connections between the structure and the properties. Research projects are collaborative, involving other faculty and colleagues in industry.

Group photo July 2019

Francis Group, July 2019

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July 2019

Krystopher Jochem recieves an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from CEMS!

June 2019

Dan Johnson begins an undergraduate research project. Welcome Dan!

Prof. Francis gives two presentations at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL

May 2019

The group gives seven presentations and seven posters at the IPRIME Annual Meeting.