ZnO nanotetrapods embedded into PDMS form a flexible, light emitting material. Published in: V. M. Diep, et al, Nano Letters 16 (12) (2016). Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02887?utm_content=
Using a new UV-responsive material developed in the lab, a flexible sun sensor is developed. The material development work is published in M. E. Lee et al, Macromolecules 48 (24) (2015). Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01496
By developing a new silica glass with small amount of Zr, a new type of laser with improved performance is demonstrated. Published in H. Choi, et al, ACS Photonics 3 (12), (2016). Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00608
The biomechanical behavior of resected tissue is measured using an optical polarimetry method developed in the lab. Published in: A. W. Hudnut et al, Biomedical Optics Express 8 (10) (2017). Link: https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/abstract.cfm?uri=boe-8-10-4663
Nonlinear organic small molecules can significantly improve the performance of integrated optical devices by orders of magnitude. Published in: X. Shen, et al, Science Advances 4 (1), eaao4507 (2018). Link: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/1/eaao4507
Organic Small molecules
- We have numerous projects synthesizing new highly nonlinear organic small molecules for applications in imaging, in biological systems control, and in integrated photonics.
- We are currently exploring ways to develop multi-modal (or functional) hydrogels for a range of applications in biology and medicine. Some initial research efforts include simultaneous (triggerable) drug delivery and tracking using new small molecules synthesized in the group and a 3D cell culture system with integrated elasticity tunability.
- As complementary work to our nonlinear devices, we have several projects investigating routes to efficiently and controllably attach and orient our new small molecules to the surface of optical devices without degrading their optical performance. We are also exploring using surface chemistry as a new approach to integrate functionality into devices.