Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy Group

Our research interests span traditional topics in condensed matter physics such as correlated magnetic phases and coupled quantum systems, as well as with emerging multi-disciplinary themes such as hybrid solar cells and plasmonics-based opto-electronic devices. 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.

Recent news

Jussi Amaral wins the Dean's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for spring 2014

Makiko Tsukamoto Quint joins the UIUC Nano-HUB research collaboration

Andrea Rodarte wins the Presidential Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2013-2014

Our research is highlighted on PBS (Sacramento)

Andrea Rodarte wins the Faculty Mentor Fellowship for 2012-2013