Research

Our research program aims to expand our understanding of materials, surfaces, and interfaces and to apply this knowledge to make advances in a number of technologically emerging and societally critical areas. Currently, at the fundamental level, we are interested in low-dimensional materials (e.g., 2D materials such as graphene, 1D materials such as semiconducting nanowires, and 0D materials such as plasmonic nanoparticles) as well as complex ceramics (e.g., oxides, carbides and borides), establishing synthesis-structure-property relationships, and understanding and controlling their surfaces and interfaces.  These insights are helping to guide our interest in impacting areas such as environment, health, sustainability and energy.

Explore our research areas:
Surfaces and Interface Engineering
Energy and Sustainability
Electrochemical Sensing
Micro/Nanosystems for Harsh Environments
Chemical Sensing