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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- September 2020: Shikai’s article, “Ultranarrow plasmon resonances from annealed nanoparticle lattices,” has been published in PNAS.
- September 2020: Jun Guan has been awarded a Terminal Year Fellowship sponsored by the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
- August 2020: Shikai Deng has been awarded a Cottrell Fellowship sponsored by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).
- 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.