Nano-assembled hybrid materials for smart technology

Our research interests span traditional topics in condensed matter physics along with emerging multi-disciplinary themes. We focus on the physics of novel materials and develop techniques and protocols to manipulate their properties for applications in energy storage and information processing devices.Our specific research interests include:

  • directed assembly of nanoparticles using active soft materials 
  • nanoplasmonics for renewable energy
  • nanomagnetism 

Group News

Grant: Our group will partner with NASA for the new NASA-Affiliated center opening at UC Merced (MACES)

Publication: Chris has a new paper coming out soon in JPCM! (arxiV)

Physics Graduate Social Event: Som Sarang wins Best performance in prelim exam award , Katerina Nikolaidou wins Best Academic performance of the year, Makiko Quint and Jussi Amaral win Outstanding performance in Research and Publication awards.

New students: Matt Wilson and Edwin Betady (REU) joining us this summer. Welcome!

Annual Fellowships: Makiko Quint wins Faculty Mentor Fellowship (15-16) and Jussi Amaral wins Presidential Dissertation Year Fellowship (15-16).

Upcoming conferences: Makiko to present at SPIE Optics+Photonics in August