Research focus includes the construction of nanostructured organic materials for bionanotechnology applications, understanding growth mechanisms of nanostructures and designing new structures and multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid materials such as gel-nanoparticles and liquid crystal nanoparticles.
The main objective of this program has been the exploration of coherent quantum mechanical processes in novel solid-state semiconductor information processing devices, with components of atomic dimensions: quantum computers, spintronic devices, and nanometer-scale computer logic gates.
Nanostructured materials group is an interdisciplinary research team focused on the study and fabrication of synthetic 'smart' materials and biomaterials on a nanoscale and the scale of single molecules. Stimuli-responsive materials for biomedical applications, sensors, molecular electronics, microactuators, microfluidic devices, lipid bilayers, membranes, textiles, super-hydrophobic coatings, and responsive dispersions are of group's special interest.
MRSEC is an interdisciplinary team of university, industrial, and national laboratory scientists and engineers working together to develop and examine new types of nanocrystals and ways of assembling them into thin films.