Welcome to the Turner Research Group web site. Our group investigates surface and interface mechanics problems in micro/nano-structured materials, semiconductor manufacturing processes, microelectronics and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). We focus on understanding the underlying mechanics and materials science issues in these systems and exploit this understanding to improve performance and develop novel solutions. Ongoing projects include structured surfaces with tunable adhesion, nanocomposite coatings, cellulose nanomaterials, soft materials adhesion, processes for semiconductor materials integration, and microscale devices for probing the mechanics of biological cells.
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