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.
Continuous-wave (CW) lasing at room temperature is critical for integration with opto-electronic devices and optimal modulation of optical interactions. Plasmonic nanocavities integrated with gain can generate coherent light at sub-wavelength scales, while...
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- October 2019: The group’s joint biocompatible nanolaser work with Columbia University has been highlighted by springwise.com.
- October 2019: Danqing’s article, “Manipulating Light–Matter Interactions in Plasmonic Nanoparticle Lattices,” was published in Accounts of Chemical Research.
- September 2019: Danqing’s article, “Ultralow-threshold, continuous-wave upconverting lasing from subwavelength plasmons,” has been published in Nature Materials and highlighted by Northwestern Now and Laboratory News.
- August 2019: Teri has been awarded the 2020 ACS Award in Surface Chemistry! See a list of all 2020 national award winners here.
- August 2019: Yuanhai’s new article, “Engineering Symmetry-Breaking Nanocrescent Arrays for Nanolasing,” has been published in Advanced Functional Materials.