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.
Understanding the underlying mechanism for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles is crucial for strategic creation of desirable particles. We have recently designed a correlative approach to detect, visualize, and characterize intermediate species during a seedless,...read more
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- April 2018: Nic Watkins has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
- March 2018: Check out “Teri W. Odom’s Personal Story of Discovery” from the ACS here!
- February 2018: Teri Odom has been named one of three Cottrell Scholar TREE Award recipients for 2018 by Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
- January 2018: Danqing Wang has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.
- November 2017: The group’s paper, “Manipulating the Optical Properties of Pyramidal Nanoparticle Arrays,” has been included in a special collection of papers honoring the 150th birthday of Marie Curie, as well as highlighting the science and publications by 66 women scientists and researchers who have published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry.