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.


Francis Group, June 2018

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June 2018

Noah Holzman and Krystopher Jochem recieved Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards from CEMS.

May 2018

Motao Cao and Krystopher Jochem won Poster Awards for their poster presentations at the IPRIME Annual Meeting on May 29th and 30th. 

Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course educates 70 industry scientists and engineers in the three-day intensive course on May 22-24.

"Capillary Coatings: Flow and Drying Dynamics in Open Microchannels" (Robert K. Lade Jr lead author) appears online in Langmuir.