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Jeff Sakamoto

Jeff Sakamoto

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, without tenure, and Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Sakamoto Group


2678 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 763-2219

Research Interests

As a materials scientist and engineer with an interest in synthesis, processing, and functionalization of ceramics and hydrogels, his research is highly interdisciplinary guided by the fields of energy storage/conversion and biomedicine.

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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