Soft matter photonics and materials informatics
We use 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
- Block copolymer nanostructures
- Biomimetic membranes
- Machine learning and data mining for materials discovery
Our research is supported by the following organizations.