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Our research focuses on both soft (biological and polymers) and hard materials. This may mean improving current materials or preparing new high-performance ones, optimizing existing characterization tools and developing new tools. Applications of our work include are improved lithium ion batteries for energy storage, fuel cells for power generation, polymers for medical and electronic applications, radiopharmaceuticals for cancer screening and treatment, biocompatible hydrogels for drug delivery, catalysts and semiconductors, materials for magnetic cooling and waste heat recovery, functional optical materials, and water sensors.
Areas of specialty:
Polymer Chemistry of Nanotubes; Dendrimer-Based Therapeutics; Covalent Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs); Supramolecular Functionalization of SWNTs; Carborane-Functionalized Dendrimers; Dendrimer-Based Imaging Agents
New strategies for silicone synthesis using green chemistry, and targeting energy and biomedical applications.
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging of Materials for Alternative Energy Storage & Conversion; Lithium Ion Batteries & Fuel Cells
Surfaces, interface and low-dimensional materials; their electronic and chemical properties; doping, mobility and pattern formation; applications in corrosion inhibitors and water quality sensors
Micro- and nanostructured materials fabrication, characterization and applications; nanocellulose surface chemistry; biosensors; super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, biomolecular interactions
Thermoelectric materials; magnetocaloric phases; inorganic phosphors for temperature sensing.
Sol-gel chemistry; self-assembly; photonics and photo-induced transformations
Functional polymers; colloids and microspheres
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