Our interdisciplinary research focuses on exploring fundamental relationships between material structures and properties at an atomic level; engineering polymers and carbon-based nanomaterials to improve thermal, electrical and optical properties; translating materials into integrated devices and systems by leveraging advanced manufacturing; and enhancing functionality during manufacturing. Potential applications include electronics, optics, optoelectronics, and thermal energy storage and conversion.
Nanomaterials are materials with at least one of their three dimensions limited to nanometer, that is, a scale that quantum effects emerge. Two-dimensional (2D) materials is a class of nanomaterials with outstanding electrical, mechanical, chemical, and bio-transducing properties. Using methods based on chemical vapor deposition, 2D materials can be prepared in large scale (~ m) and high quality with tunable strength, transparency, disorder density, and electron transport properties.