Led by Prof. Ashok K. Vaseashta, research interests of the lab include nanostructured materials for energy generation and storage; development of chemical-bio sensors; and use of nanomaterials for monitoring, detecting and remediation of environmental pollution.
The group studies nanostructured magnetic materials, striving to understand their fundamental properties, as well as potential applications such as MRI contrast agents, drug delivery and hyperthermia for cancer treatment.
Nanoscale science is an interdisciplinary endeavor and at WVU the physics department is an integral part of the WVNano Initiative. In the department we have research programs on nanoscale magnetic and spin devices, nanophotonic materials, novel quantum phenomena of films and interfaces, energy and bionanotechnology.
Nanotechnology Sensing Advances in Field and Environment (NanoSAFE) at West Virginia University is West Virginia’s initiative for nanoscale science, engineering and education (NSEE). This effort also includes researchers at Marshall University and West Virginia State University, and those involved with the Research Infrastructure Improvement award 2010-2015 granted to the state: Bionanotechnology for Public Security and Environmental Safety.