The William States Lee College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering: Flexible sensing and wearables

Utilizing flexible sensors and wearables to understand how the human body interacts with the world around us…


Chemical Engineering: Sustainable materials

Development of new bio-based and sustainable products and a better future for us and the planet…


Materials Science: Composite materials development

Creating new composite materials and using the latest design tools to get better products to market…


About Research Group

At the Performance Materials Lab, our mission is to stay at the forefront of new discoveries in the realm of additive, composite, and sustainable materials. Our commitment to both basic and applied materials science and engineering puts us in a unique position to understand, facilitate, and implement these cutting-edge developments. We believe in the power of collaboration and maintain a strong partnership with industry to ensure our research has real-world impact.

Our team is our strength. We are an interdisciplinary group of professionals from diverse fields including material science, chemical and biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. This diversity allows us to approach discovery from multiple angles and fosters innovation. Together, we are working towards a future where new materials science discoveries are seamlessly integrated into industry applications, driving progress and sustainability.

Dr. Roger Tipton

Dr. Roger Tipton, Ph.D., is a professional with over two decades of experience in the industry and academia. His expertise lies in the intersection of materials science and engineering, where he has made significant contributions. His work in additive, composite, and sustainable materials has been recognized globally. Dr. Tipton’s approach to discovery is deeply collaborative, fostering partnerships between research and industry to drive real-world impact.

In addition to his research, Dr. Tipton is also a dedicated mentor. He leads an interdisciplinary team of material scientists, engineers, and researchers at the Performance Materials Lab. His leadership style encourages innovation and fosters a culture of curiosity and learning.


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About Publications Group

Our group is working at the interface of materials science, electronics, and additive manufacturing with the goal of advancing understanding of sensors and communications devices.

  • We specialize in both computational and experimental studies.
  • We engage with government agencies and industrial partners to maximize the impact of our work  and maximize the benefits to society.

For more information on the research of our group please feel free to contact Roger Tipton.