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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January 2020

““Inkjet-Printed, Self-Aligned Organic Schottky Diodes on Imprinted Plastic Substrates,”  appears online in Flexible and Printed Electronics.  The paper's lead author is Motao Cao.  This is collaborative work with Dan Frisbie, Motao's co-advisor.  

December 2019