Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Lori Groven received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering in 2002 and 2007, respectively, at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. As a NSF graduate fellow, she completed her Ph.D. in nanoscience and nanoengineering also at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2009.
Her interdisciplinary research interests lie in the combustion, characterization, processing, and improvement of tailored materials, ranging from traditional materials to nanoscale energetics, for a variety of applications. She also has worked on developing carbon nanotube based countermeasures, solution-combustion synthesis, advanced propellants, and spray pyrolysis to form niobate-based oxides.
Before joining Purdue, she studied high-permittivity, low-loss materials that were amenable to direct write at the Laboratory for Applied Electromagnetics and Communications.