The Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI) encourages, supports, and coordinates the activities of researchers across the College of Sciences and the College of Engineering to create the next generations of functional materials and interfaces to meet the ever more demanding challenges faced in the next decades by the information-technology, health, security, and energy sectors. STAMI includes the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE), the Community for Research on Active Surfaces and Interfaces (CRĀSI), the Georgia Tech Polymer Network (GTPN), and the Soft Matter Incubator (SMI). Education, research, and the promotion of inclusion and diversity both within Georgia Tech (GT) and the broader community is an integral part of STAMI's structure and mission.
The Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE)
COPE is a premier national research and educational resource center that creates flexible organic photonic and electronic materials and devices that serve the information technology, telecommunications, energy, and defense sectors. COPE creates the opportunity for disruptive technologies by developing new materials with emergent properties and by providing new paradigms for device design and fabrication. The Director of COPE is Prof. Bernard Kippelen.
The Community for Research on Active Surfaces and Interfaces (CRĀSI)
CRĀSI at Georgia Tech is a curiosity-driven community of researchers working to solve fundamental scientific challenges at, or due to, surfaces and interfaces. A collaborative, interdisciplinary ecosystem serves as a foundation from which researchers come together to both conduct breakthrough science as well as enhance teaching and learning. The co-Directors of CRĀSI are Prof. Jennifer Curtis and Prof. Michael Filler.
Georgia Tech Polymer Network (GTPN)
GTPN serves to coordinate the efforts of polymer science and engineering faculty on campus by providing a means to foster communication and collaborative interactions. With more than 30 faculty participants in 5 Schools across the Colleges of Science and Engineering, the GTPN seeks to generate an atmosphere for developing a broad visibility nationally and internationally through education, research and seminar programs. The Director of GTPN are Prof. John Reynolds.
Soft Matter Incubator (SMI)
SMI is broadly interested in pursuing fundamental science and technology questions in the highly interdisciplinary field of soft matter. Soft matter encompasses the study of a wide range of very different materials, which nevertheless share some commonalities. They are all characterized by internal length scales that are larger than the atom and, as a result, they all have large response functions. The Director of SMI is Prof. Alberto Fernández-Nieves