Imaging of 2D materials and quantum materials and by scanning probe microscopy
We are using high resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and conductive AFM (cAFM) to characterize the structure, topography, and interactions of 2D materials and quantum materials.
Interfacial chemistry, functionalization and conversion of 2D materials
Covalent, non-covalent, and plasma-based methods are used to functionalize 2D materials, convert their structures and compositions, and form interfaces to other materials.
Environmental and biological applications of nanostructured materials
Inorganic and hybrid nanostructured materials are applied to remove pollutants from water and for antimicrobial treatments.
Novel materials: non-van der Waals 2D materials and quantum materials
We are studying the fundamental processing, atomic structure, and properties of novel materials from non-van der Waals 2D materials and materials with quantum phenomena.