Director

Prof. Peter Green
CSTEC Director

Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze
Professor of Engineering

Professor,
Chemical Engineering,
Macromolecular Science and Engineering,
Applied Physics

Email:  pfgreen@umich.edu
Phone: (734)763-2445

Prof. Peter F. Green, CSTEC Director

Peter F. Green is the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Additionally, he holds positions in Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Green began his career at Sandia National Laboratories in 1985 and was Manager of Glass and Electronic Ceramics Research from 1990-1996. In 1996 he moved to the University of Texas Austin where he became Professor of Chemical Engineering and was the BF Goodrich Endowed Professor of Materials Engineering. In 2005 he moved to the University of Michigan.

Professor Green was elected the 2006 President of the Materials Research Society. He is a member of the Visiting Committee for Advanced Technology (VCAT) for the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a member of the external Advisory Board for Materials Science and Technology (MST) at Sandia National Laboratories. Additionally, he is a member of the Board on Physics and Astronomy (BPA) of the National Research Council (NRC). During 2006-2008, he served as Chair of the NRC Solid State Sciences Committee (currently known as the Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee). Additionally, he served as a Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters, 2000-2006. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Ceramics Society. Green was a member of the decadal study on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (CMMP2010) "Science of the world around us," National Academies Press. In 2005 he authored the textbook Kinetics Transport and Structure in Hard and Soft Materials, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis.

Green’s research group is interested in developing and understanding the properties of organic materials and organic/inorganic hybrid materials, at the nano-scale, particularly for functional coatings, sensors and energy conversion applications. His specific interests include: transport processes, optical properties, interfacial phenomena, phase transitions, self-assembly and pattern formation.

Cornell University, Materials Science and Eng. Ph.D., 1985
Cornell University, Materials Science and Eng. MS, 1983
Hunter College, NY Physics BA (Honors) and MA, 1981


Brenda Vyletel
CSTEC Program Coordinator

Email:  bvyletel@umich.edu
Phone: (734)763-5671

Brenda Vyletel, CSTEC Program Coordinator

Brenda Vyletel worked at the University of Michigan for 6 years as a research scientist before becoming the CSTEC Program Coordinator. Simultaneous with her work at CSTEC, she maintains a position in the Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory, performing materials analysis work for customers both within and outside the university.

University of Michigan, Materials Science and Engineering MS, 1991
University of Michigan, Materials Science and Engineering BS, 1989