Community for Research on Active Surfaces and Interfaces


The Community for Research on Active Surfaces and Interfaces (CRĀSI) at Georgia Tech is a curiosity-driven community of researchers working to solve fundamental scientific challenges at, or due to, surfaces and interfaces. A collaborative, interdisciplinary ecosystem serves as a foundation from which to both conduct breakthrough science as well as enhance teaching and learning.

The mission of CRĀSI is to be an international leader and resource for the development of new methods for probing and modeling interfaces, engineering of new processes and tools for synthesizing and controlling interfaces, utilization of fundamental interface knowledge in impactful applications, and incorporation of new scientific and engineering knowledge on interfaces in educational activities.

CRĀSI is addressing the following scientific grand challenges:

1) Measuring interfacial physicochemical structure at length and time scales beyond what is currently possible
2) Controlling properties of and transport at interfaces
3) Understanding and controlling interface synthesis
4) Creating interfaces with adaptable/switchable properties
5) Elucidating functional properties of fluid and living interfaces