Elected a member of the NAE in 1996 for his achievements in glass technology and in optical and structural applications of glass.
Professor Uhlmann's research is directed to
wet chemical synthesis of ceramics and polymer-ceramics hybrids.
Particular emphasis is directed to materials with novel optical and
mechanical properties, to novel antimicrobial agents based on
chemically-synthesized nanoparticles with tailored surface chemistries,
and to the use of these agents to produce self-disinfecting surfaces.
Specific attention is directed to agents effective against Pseudomonas
aeruginosa and Mycobacterium avium.