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
Congratulations to Edgar Mendoza for winning the prestigious 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship!
Prof. Jayan wins NSF CAREER Award for studying role of external field induced forces in ceramic manufacturing. Details here.
Congratulations! Laisuo Su wins a best poster presentation award at the American Vacuum Society (AVS) Western Pennsylvania Chapter meeting.
Maxwell Telmer awarded a scholarship to intern at the Air Force Research Lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico!! Congratulations.
Prof. Jayan selected as one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Awardees – Press article
B. Reeja Jayan, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University
412 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
- 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
- ENERGY FROM EVERYDAY THINGS
- JLab trip to Gelfand Center’s Fall 2015 Saturday Series read more