surface science and nanomaterials

AFM, SEM-EDS, XRD, DSC, TGA, ellipsometry, contact angle goniometry, ICP-OES, DLS, QCM +

Background & Research Interest
Currently 2 primary project areas in the lab: 1) surface anchored metal-organic frameworks and 2) nanoparticles with thermoelectric or photovoltaic applications. Focus on characterization of bottom-up self-assembly or formation of these nanomaterials using microscopy (AFM and SEM). The goal is to optimize fabrication and tune material composition and structure in order to tailor material properties. Background in lithography (soft and hard), thin film characterization, surface functionalization, solution-phase solid state synthesis and characterization.