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.
The tailored spatial polarization of coherent light beams is important for applications ranging from microscopy to biophysics to quantum optics. Miniaturized light sources are needed for integrated, on-chip photonic devices with desired vector beams; however, this...
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- April 2021: Collaborative work between previous group members Jian Zhang, Won-Kyu Lee, and Dongjoon Rhee and Hangzhou Dianzi (University in China), “Spontaneous Formation of Ordered Magnetic Domains by Patterning Stress,” has been published in Nano Letters.
- April 2021: Priscilla’s recent publication, “Nanoparticle Shape Determines Dynamics of Targeting Nanoconstructs on Cell Membranes,” has been highlighted in the latest edition of JACS Spotlights article “The Hidden Role of Nanoparticle Shape in Biological Interactions.”
- March 2021: Teri hosted International Institute for Nanotechnology’s (IIN) Frontiers in Nanotechnology virtual mini-conference featuring exciting new research in nanophotonics, from biochemistry to energy and electronics.
- March 2021: Priscilla’s article, “Nanoparticle Shape Determines Dynamics of Targeting Nanoconstructs on Cell Membranes,” has been published in JACS.
- March 2021: Jun’s article, “Identification of Brillouin Zones by In-Plane Lasing from Light-Cone Surface Lattice Resonances,” has been published in ACS Nano.
- March 2021: As part of the International Women’s Day 2021 (8 March) celebration, Teri shared her ‘day in the life’ in The Nanomed Zone. The article is entitled, “Designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary properties: a day in the life of Teri Odom.”
- March 2021: Emma’s article, “Light-Mediated Directed Placement of Different DNA Sequences on Single Gold Nanoparticles,” has been published in JACS.
- January 2021: Danqing has been featured in the Miller Fellow Focus article “Structuring Nanomaterials for Optics” by the Miller Institute.
- January 2021: Jeong-Eun has been highlighted in the “Nanotechnology at Northwestern” feature by the International Institute for Nanotechnology.
- January 2021: Shikai’s article, “Plasmonic Photoelectrocatalysis in Copper–Platinum Core–Shell Nanoparticle Lattices,” has been published in Nano Letters.