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 Research Group 2015

Francis Group, April 2015

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March 2016

"Toughening Glass Poly(lactide) with Block Copolymer Micelles" (Tuoqi Li lead author) appears online in ACS Macroletters and is highlighted as an ACS Editor' Choice!

January 2016