The Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM) focuses on innovative research and technology development of functional nano and soft materials. This Lab conducts both fundamental and applied researches in an interdisciplinary way on molecular design and synthesis of the functional nano and soft materials, organic optoelectronic materials and devices, nano biosensing and detecting technology, as well as physics and characteristics of soft materials.
Research in Prof. Deng's group is highly interdisciplinary, covering analytical chemistry, bio-nanotechnology, and electrochemistry. The group is working on constructing electrochemistry-based sensors for high sensitivity and easy detection of biomolecules (DNA and proteins, in particular). They are also interested in using bio-inspired processes and electrochemical approaches for the development of new tools towards nanotechnological applications.