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The underlying theme of our research is the innovation and design of high-performance nanostructured and bio-materials, enabled by leveraging the fundamental connection between material structure and resultant function at length-scales from the sub-micron to macroscopic. We work extensively on integrating new nanomaterials into emerging technologies and pioneered quantitative methods now widely used in the device industry for characterizing adhesion and cohesion in thin-film structures. 


Research Highlight

Congrats to the Perovskite team on their insect eye inspired solar cell work that was recently published in Energy & Enviornmental Science.

Group in a snapshot


  • 12 doctoral students
  • 1 undergraduate student
  • 1 postdoc