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.
We achieved mechanical control of the lasing color by exploiting a lasing cavity based on periodic arrays of nanoparticles in a stretchable, polymer matrix. This materials system could achieve reversibly tunable lasing as well as superior sensitivity to applied...read more
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- June 2018: The group’s chameleon-inspired nanolaser has been highlighted by Chemical & Engineering News, Electronics Weekly, Nanowerk, New Atlas, Northwestern Now, Photonics.com, Physics World, ScienceDaily, and WTTW. It has also been featured on the National Science Foundation’s homepage!
- June 2018: Teri Odom has been welcomed to The Optical Society (OSA) 2018 Class of Senior Members.
- April 2018: Nic Watkins has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
- March 2018: Check out “Teri W. Odom’s Personal Story of Discovery” from the ACS here!
- February 2018: Teri Odom has been named one of three Cottrell Scholar TREE Award recipients for 2018 by Research Corporation for Science Advancement.