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We are a multidisciplinary team of electrical engineers, material scientists, mechanical engineers, physicists, and chemists. We study how processing using electromagnetic (EM) fields can disrupt the traditional “equilibrium” structure and consequently, the behavior or properties of materials. No available model can describe the interaction mechanisms between the field and the material. Experiments so far have failed to distinguish if the structural changes are a result of the EM field or thermal gradients that emerge during processing.

Our multidisciplinary research group explores these questions using a combination of experimental, computational, and data analytics tools. We apply the resulting knowledge to advance technology development in our thrust areas related to manufacturing, energy, and sensing.

We have extensive experience in the synthesis of inorganic (ceramic) and organic (polymeric) thin films using solution based sol-gel/microwave-assisted synthesis and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) polymerization. We carry out microscopic, spectroscopic and analytical characterization of thin films, as well micro/nano-fabrication processes for building and testing of devices

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Latest News

May 1, 2020:  

J-Lab is excited to welcome 3 new PhD students this Fall 2020 semester!

April 30, 2020:  

Congratulations to Nathan Nakamura for a successful PhD defense!

April 15, 2020:  

Congratulations to Laisuo Su for putting together a successful Scott Institute Seed Grant proposal to study mechanical degradation in battery cathodes

April 1, 2020:  

Congratulations to Nathan Nakamura for winning a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

September 27, 2019:  

Newest member joins J-Lab! Neil Jayan Anirudhan will soon join his brother Tiberius (Tubby) GreenBall I in lab training sessions.

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B. Reeja Jayan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University
5111 Scott Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

phone: (412)268-4343
email: breejaATcmuDOTedu

Frivolous Fridays

  • JLAB organizes the first Minecraft & Manufacturing (M&M) Workshop for School Students.
  • Undergraduate seniors from Prof. Jayan’s course “materials and their processing for mechanical engineers” presented their Minecraft projects to middle school students
  • JLAB members participate in 2016 Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) Camp @CMU
  • JLab trip to Gelfand Center’s Fall 2015 Saturday Series
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