We are a small and extremely passionate
group of scientists pursuing research on light matter
low dimensional semiconductor nanomaterials and related hybrids. We believe
these nanomaterials have tremendous potential in the development of next generation solar cells, solid state lightning, plasmonic
and nanophotonic devices.
We use self-assembly to construct nanohybrids with novel and
exotic optical, electronic and optoelectronic properties. Among the low dimensional
nanomaterials we work with are colloidal quantum dots, metal
nanoparticles, conductive polymers, 2D van Der Waals materials, and proteins.
We use time-resolved
confocal microscopy and photocurrent imaging to study the ex-situ and in-situ
behavior of such nanomaterials and related hybrids. Much of our past and current research is described here
and our most recent publications are listed
here. Our group develops and
maintains a state of the art ultrasensitive microscopy facility for materials
science and biological sample characterization.
Microscopy Facility is part of the Center for Functional
Nanomaterials, a DOE Office of Science User Facility. Information on the
instruments and methods
available through the user program can be found