Research in my group lies at the intersection of surface chemistry and nanotechnology. In virtually all material systems, the most important chemical and physical processes occur at the interfaces between distinct materials. In my laboratory, precision chemical interfaces are fabricated, and dynamic structural and electronic features are explored for prospective energy, environmental and nanoelectronic applications. This research spans the range from the most basic studies of interface formation, to measurements of local electronic structure and charge-transport at/through interfaces, to the development of nanoelectronic/ionic devices. Current focus areas in the group are – Carbon Nanomaterial Architecture and Emergent Electronic Properties; Solid State Electrochemistry at the Nanoscale; Solid State Ionics at the Nanoscale. An important aspect of this research is the development of new experimental tools for interface fabrication and nanoscale measurement.

Awards and Achievements

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Sloan Fellow