We use materials chemistry to design functional soft materials (e.g. polymers, surfactants, colloids/nanoparticles, organic-inorganic hybrids) which absorb, produce or respond to light. Such materials are the basis of many cutting-edge technologies, including light-emitting displays, solar cells, optical sensors and bioelectronic devices.
Some current projects of interest are given below.
Spectral Converters for Luminescent Solar Devices
Porous Hybrid Nanoparticles for Catalysis and Theranostics
Structure-Property Relationships in Stimuli-Responsive Soft Materials
Stimuli-Responsive Membranes for Separations and Purification
Designer Nanostructured Optoelectronic Active Inks for Thin Film Devices