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.
Selectively functionalized graphene can realize spatially defined properties that are highly desirable for atom-thin devices. We developed a scalable approach to realize area-specific properties in graphene using multiscale wrinkles. Patterned areas of graphene...read more
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- August 2019: Roger’s article, “Using Good’s Buffers To Control the Anisotropic Structure and Optical Properties of Spiky Gold Nanoparticles for Refractive Index Sensing,” has been published in ACS Applied Nano Materials.
- August 2019: Ran’s article, “Hierarchical Hybridization in Plasmonic Honeycomb Lattices,” has been published in Nano Letters.
- August 2019: Debanjan’s new article, “Resolving Single-Nanoconstruct Dynamics during Targeting and Nontargeting Live-Cell Membrane Interactions,” has been published in ACS Nano and featured in Northwestern Now.
- July 2019: Jingtian has been highlighted in the “Nanotechnology at Northwestern” feature by the International Institute for Nanotechnology.