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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- June 2020: Teri shared her insights about the importance of teamwork in interdisciplinary research. The article is entitled, “Without team it’s just work.”
- June 2020: Teri has been awarded a 2020 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry for seminal work on multi-scale materials that enable new ways to achieve ultrafast, coherent, and directional light emission at the nanoscale.
- June 2020: Ravindra’s article, “Strongly Coupled Exciton−Surface Lattice Resonances Engineer Long-Range Energy Propagation,” has been published in Nano Letters.
- June 2020: Jeong-Eun Park has been selected to receive a Postdoctoral Fellowship sponsored by the National Research Foundation of Korea.
- May 2020: Teri was named Crain’s Chicago Business 2020 Notable Women in STEM.
- May 2020: Jingtian Hu and Bowei Zhang have been awarded the Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad established by the China Scholarship Council in 2003.
- May 2020: Teri discussed her insights in laser research in Optics & Photonics News. The article is entitled, “The Laser at 60.”