LMI investigates interfaces between dissimilar materials at nano to macro-scale. We develop experimental and computational approaches towards understanding the fundamentals of the interfaces - physical and chemical properties of interfaces, interface formation mechanisms, and changes in mechanical / functional status of materials systems by forming interfaces. Our insights are the basis for designing newly engineered materials and advanced engineering systems.
LMI's current research efforts are focused on exploring broad areas of current and promising wearable systems including energy harvesting/storage, sensors/actuators, and integrated circuits and devices that consist of enormous ranges of dissimilar materials interfaces systems. The applications of the wearable technology could include continuously monitor diseases and particular chemicals such as glucose in blood; track physical and environment conditions for workers and athletes; and even improve surveillance and gaming.