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.
Graphene exhibit unique electronic properties and mechanical flexibility that are beneficial for next-generation electronics. Crumpling graphene on elastomer sheets can engineer the properties depending on wavelength and orientation while maintaining structural...
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- March 2020: The group’s paper, “Separation of Stabilized MOPS Gold Nanostars by Density Gradient Centrifugation,” has been included in ACS Omega‘s first-ever Virtual Issue, “Women at the Forefront of Chemistry.”
- March 2020: Priscilla’s collaborative paper with the University of Colorado, “Plasmonic nanostar photocathodes for optically-controlled directional currents,” has been published in Nature Communications.
- February 2020: Danqing’s paper, “Lasing from Finite Plasmonic Nanoparticle Lattices,” has been published in ACS Photonics.
- February 2020: The group’s collaborative paper with Nanyang Technological University, “Thermal‐Disrupting Interface Mitigates Intercellular Cohesion Loss for Accurate Topical Antibacterial Therapy,” has been published in Advanced Materials.