Synthesis, processing, and properties of thin films and nanostructured materials.
Surface and interface stress effects on the properties and thermodynamics of surfaces and nanostructured materials.
Advanced electrodeposition and sputtering techniques for the deposition of superlattice, nanocomposite, and magnetic thin films and devices.
Computer simulations of the structure and mechanics of surfaces, interphase boundaries, and thin films with ultrafine microstructures.
Phase transformations in thin films.
Novel strengthening methods for bulk and thin film magnetic materials.