About John V. Badding's Work
The unifying theme in my group’s research is the use of pressure to synthesize or probe solid state materials. We are interested in materials that have unusual micro/nanostructure or chemical/physical behavior and often apply them to problems of significant technological interest. Photonic materials, energy materials for photovoltaics and hydrogen storage, and high strength materials have recently been of particular interest. The synthesis and probing of these materials is often done in confined geometries that allow for unique nanostructures and/or a desired control over chemical and physical behavior.