Making Precious Metals More Precious
Transforming Light by Nanostructured Materials
Making Ordinary Materials Extraordinary
Our research focuses on controlling materials at the 100-nanometer scale and investigating their size and shape-dependent properties. We have developed massively parallel, multi-scale patterning tools to generate hierarchical, anisotropic, and 3D hard and soft materials with applications in imaging, sensing, wetting, and cancer therapeutics.
Patterning three-dimensional (3D) structure into two-dimensional (2D) graphene is important for applications in flexible electrodes, stretchable electronics and energy storage devices. We have demonstrated a conformal wrinkling process that can generate hierarchical...read more
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- March 2017: The group’s paper, “Coherent Light Sources at the Nanoscale,” will be included in Volume 68 of the Annual Review of Physical Chemistry.
- March 2017: Jingtian’s image from the group’s recent paper, “Evolutionary Design and Prototyping of Single Crystalline Titanium Nitride Lattice Optics,” was selected as the cover image for the March issue of ACS Photonics.
- March 2017: Research featured in the group’s paper, “Evolutionary Design and Prototyping of Single Crystalline Titanium Nitride Lattice Optics,” is highlighted in MRS Bulletin.
- February 2017: Teri and Brian Odom are highlighted in a “Couples of Northwestern” special feature.
- January 2017: The group’s newest paper, “Evolutionary Design and Prototyping of Single Crystalline Titanium Nitride Lattice Optics,” has been published in ACS Photonics and featured in Nanowerk.