The group has a current focus on materials including:


We couple fundamental investigations of synthesis, growth, and processing with in-depth studies of the underpinning mechanisms that control the properties and behaviors of these materials in devices.

The impact of nanomaterials on society has often been limited because it is difficult to synthesize, purity, process, organize, and integrate nanomaterials and nanostructures. Our research especially draws from multiple disciplines to address fundamental materials challenges - in controlling the growth, processing, ordering, and heterogeneity of nanomaterials and in understanding phenomena beyond the scale of single nanostructures - that must be overcome to exploit these exciting components in technology.


When materials become ultrathin, new electronic and optoelectronic phenomena arise, materials become dramatically more mechanically resilient and deformable, and the flow of electrical charges and molecules can be more precisely controlled and sensitively detected. Our research aims to take advantage of these properties in order to realize transformative gains in: The research of new materials is important because the performance and efficiency of most applications are ultimately limited by the materials from which they are made.

Selected Publications and Capabilities

Nanotube purification and sorting
Nanotube alignment and organization
Nanotube transistors
2D materials synthesis
Synthesis of graphene nanoribbons
Harvesting and controlling excitons