- Fundamental aspects of reaction kinetics and mechanism of strongly exothermic condensed phase reactions.
- Formation and reactivity of nanopowders.
- Combustion synthesis and processing of ceramic and powders, including silicon and aluminum nitrides,
sialons, alons, and many other nonoxide ceramic composites.
- In-situ formation of dense and porous ceramic and intermetallic materials by a combustion technique.
- Mathematical modeling of self-sustaining reaction processes.