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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- January 2019: Research from the group was included in a new article, The Dawn of New Optics: Emerging Metamaterials, on photonics.com.
- December 2018: Two new articles from the group have been published: one on hierarchical wrinkles in Langmuir and another on surface lattice resonances in Nano Letters.
- November 2018: The group’s research for the Air Force Center of Excellence for Advanced Bioprogrammable Nanomaterials is highlighted here.
- November 2018: Group member Danqing Wang has been highlighted in a feature by Northwestern’s International Institute for Nanotechnology.
- October 2018: Teri has been elected to the 2019 Fellows Class of The Optical Society (OSA).