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.
Nanoparticle shape plays an important role in targeted drug delivery. Investigations of how differences in morphology affect nanoparticle-cell interactions at the single-particle level—especially internalization and cellular trafficking—are critical yet limited. Using...
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- June 2022: Max Tan has been named as a Ryan Fellow at Northwestern.
- May 2022: Shikai’s article “Interfacial Engineering of Plasmonic Nanoparticle Metasurfaces” has been published in PNAS.
- March 2022: Kwahun’s article “Delivery Order of Nanoconstructs Affects Intracellular Trafficking by Endosomes” has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc.
- March 2022: Priscilla’s article “Investigating Reaction Intermediates during the Seedless Growth of Gold Nanostars Using Electron Tomography” has been published in ACS Nano.
- March 2022: Jeong-Eun’s article “Polariton Dynamics in Two-Dimensional RuddlesdenPopper Perovskites Strongly Coupled with Plasmonic Lattices” has been published in ACS Nano.
- February 2022: Teri was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. She is being recognized for the “development of optical nanoprobes based on anisotropic metal nanoparticles for bioimaging and therapeutics.”
- January 2022: Xitlali’s article “M-Point Lasing in Hexagonal and Honeycomb Plasmonic Lattices” has been published in ACS Photonics.
- December 2021: Collaborative work between the members of the Jacobs group at Purdue and Odom Group members, “Long-Range Dipole-Dipole Interactions in a Plasmonic Lattice” has been published in Nano Lett.
- November 2021: Lucy’s article “Programmable Self-Regulation with Wrinkled Hydrogels and Plasmonic Nanoparticle Lattices” has been published in Small.