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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- October 2022: Alex’s paper tittled “Polariton Formation from Soret Band Excitons in MetalOrganic Frameworks and Plasmonic Lattices” has been published in the J. Phys. Chem. C.
- October 2022: Read the introduction to Chem. Rev.‘s special issue on the Chemistry of Metamaterials, authored by Teri Odom and Cheng-Wei Qiu of the National University of Singapore.
- July 2022: Max’s article “Lasing Action from Quasi-propagating Modes” has been published in Adv. Mater.
- July 2022: Max Tan is currently being featured on the Northwestern’s TGS Spotlight.
- 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