Our research program aims to expand and apply our understanding of materials, surfaces, and interfaces to make advances in technologically emerging and societally critical areas. Currently, at the fundamental level, we are interested in low-dimensional materials (in particular, 2D, 1D and 0D materials such as graphene, semiconducting nanowires, and plasmonic nanoparticles, respectively), establishing structure-property relationships, and understanding and controlling surfaces and interfaces.  These insights are helping to guide our interest in impacting areas such as sustainable and renewable energy, and chemical sensing.

Explore our research areas:
Surface & Interface Science
Energy & Sustainability
Chemical Sensing