Starting a New Research Group at the University of Texas

I am thrilled to announce that I will join the faculty of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept. at the University of Texas, Arlington. I am looking forward to prolific collaborations with my future colleagues in MAE. And I express my gratitude to my colleagues and friends at Princeton for these exceptional years.

Please stay tuned for news and updates. Interested undergrad/grad students, postdocs, and potential collaborators in the area of Nanomaterials please feel free to reach out to me!

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Michael Bozlar received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from CentraleSupelec and Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris-Saclay). During his graduate studies, he worked on the synthesis and applications of carbon nanotubes. He was then appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University in the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, where he has been working on the fundamental characteristics and industrial applications of graphene in rechargeable batteries and polymer composites. Michael currently holds an Associate Research Scholar position at Princeton University in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. His main research interests in terms of fundamental and applied sciences cover the area of nanosciences and nanomaterials for applications in composite structures; energy harvesting and storage; and multifunctional materials.

Research Interests & Expertise

2D materials (e.g., graphene, borophene, silicene, molybdenum disulfide); Nanocomposites; Nanowires

Synthesis and processing of materials:
Synthesis and processing of materials: Polymers; Ceramics; Metals; Colloidal processing; Electrochemistry; Chemical Vapor Deposition; Sol-gel chemistry; Additive Manufacturing

Optical and Confocal Microscopy; Scanning Probe Microscopy; Electron Microscopy (Scanning and Transmission) coupled with Elemental Analysis (EDS) or Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

Multiscale characterization of materials:
Mechanical properties; Electrical and Thermal Transport; Electrochemistry; FTIR spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; XPS; XRD

Energy & environment:
Rechargeable batteries; Solar cells; Water harvesting and treatment; CO2 capture and chemical conversion