Soft matter photonics and materials informatics
The Copp lab uses soft matter building blocks to build nanoscale materials that create or manipulate light. Our research focuses on how self-assembly of biopolymers and synthetic polymers can guide the formation of novel optical materials. Much of our work incorporates machine learning and data mining for materials study and design.
- DNA-stabilized metal clusters – sequence encoded nanomaterials
- Metal-mediated DNA base pairing – expanding the code of DNA nanotechnology
- Building electronic materials from biomolecules
- Block copolymer self-assembly as a route to multi-length scale order in materials
- Machine learning and data mining for materials discovery
Our research is supported by the following organizations.