Kris at APS

FAME-Tech Labs

Department of Mechanical Engineering, UNLV

Kris Lipinska, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor



Functional Advanced Materials for

Energy Technology - FAME-Tech Labs


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January 2013: FAME-Tech Labs are fully operational!

As of January 2013 the FAME-Tech Labs headed by Kris Lipinska, are fully operational and open to the public!

Visitors can learn about lasers, spectroscopy (Raman, luminescence), processing of materials at extreme temperatures (up to 3100 F) and extreme pressures (up to 1million atmospheres), and see some of the everyday work of materials scientists, like fabrication of polycrystalline powders, glasses and ceramics.

To enquire about measurement capabilities, interested individuals can contact Kris Lipinska or stop by the Labs: building MSM 410, 422, 423


These pages give an overview of our current research. Our work is centered around physical, mechanical and optical properties of such materials as ceramics, glasses, hybrid nanocomposites. This includes a variety of topics ranging from high-temperature, ion-conductive and low-thermal expansion ceramics, optical materials and span from laser spectroscopy to high-pressure physics.

Active projects include novel materials for emerging energy technologies, such as materials for extreme environments of pressure and temperature, tailored glasses and ceramic composites for hydrogen storage and for optical devices, ion-conductive ceramics for fuel cell applications, glass-based materials for optoelectronics and semiconductor-glass hybrids for solar cell devices applications.

Additional information about our research can be found in the RESEARCH section




March 2014: Our research on mullite ceramics is presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the German Crystallographic Society in Berlin. read more >

February 2014: New research article submitted for publication. read more >

February 2014: Visit of Dr. Stas Sinogeikin, Associate Director of the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team. read more >

January 2014: The UNLV Director for Technology Transfer and Development visited the Labs. read more >

January 2014: Cesar and Alberto presented a poster at the UNLV Second STEM Summit. read more >

December 2013: Prof. Soliman (King Saudi University) visits the labs. read more >

November 2013: Cesar, Alberto and Neema are making good progress in their Senior Design Project "Diamond" read more >

November 2013: New paper submitted with our colleagues from Germany, Argentina and France read more >

November 2013:Raman spectroscopy in materials engineering: new exploratory project on diamond films with Prof. John Wang, Mech. Eng. read more >

October 2013: New project on reactivity of concrete with MSc. student Borhan Moradi and Prof. Nader Ghafoori, Civil and Environemtnal Eng. read more >

October 2013: We are working on two new papers with Dr. Patrick Zhai and Prof. Hui Zhao read more >

September 2013: three ME undergraduate students are working in the labs on their Senior Design Project "Diamond"

August 2013: week of experiments at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Lab read more >

August 2013: Summer intern Colin Smith (Physics, Occidental College, CA) hosted by FAME-Tech Labs presented a Poster at the UROP Ceremony read more >

July 2013: SERS Raman - We are adding new technical capabilities to our Labs: Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) working together with Prof. Hui Zhao and Dr. Shengje Zhai, UNLV Mechanical Engineering read more >

July 2013: Summer Intern - A new summer student is working in FAME-Tech Labs: Colin Smith, UNLV-Physics read more >

July 2013: we are proud to announce that starting July 1st FAME-Tech Labs are joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering of UNLV!!!

June 2013: we submitted an Abstract to the European Crystallographic Meeting, August more >

May 2013: a new proposal submitted! read more >

14 May 2013: our new paper is finally published in the J. of American Ceramic Society!! read more >

22 May 2013: our new paper has been accepted for publication in Zeitschrift fuer Kristallographie!
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20-23 May 2013: our Biofuels project is presented at the Peer Review of the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office
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April 2013: a new collaboration started with Dr. Daniel Toebbens, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany.
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April 2013: we hosted Prof. Ivan Cornejo from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Dept. & the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics, Colorado School of Mines. read more >

April 2013: FAME-Tech Labs host a week-long work-visit of Prof. T. Gesing and Dr. M. Murshed from the University of Bremen, Germany, to work on materials with negative thermal expansion and long range magnetic order. read more >

March 2013: we started a new collaboration in computational chemical-physics with Prof. C. Mendive from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
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March 2013: two oral presentations at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Baltimore
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February 2013: start of a new project on sillenites - with relaxor-like dielectric behavior, low dielectric loss, temperature-stable permittivity - with Prof. Lufaso, U. of North Florida. read more >

January 2013: FAME-Tech Labs are Fully Operational!!!
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