1. Design and synthesis of highly uniform nanoparticles as well as their derived hybrid nanostructures with increased complexity and functionalities


2. Development of in-situ synchrotron x-ray techniques and in-situ electron microscopic techniques for real-time probing reaction kinetics and phase dynamics involved in the synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles and for in-operando characterizing the corresponding devices under real operating condition


3. Investigation of novel properties of synthesized nanostructures in the context of nanophotonics, photocatalysis, sensing, and energy storage/conversion; with an emphasis on hot-electron-driven chemical reactions using quantum-sized metal catalysts












Department of Chemistry  130 Beury Hall 1901 N. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-4327 (Office), (215) 204-6074 (Lab) Fax: (215) 204-1532

SERC 630 (Lab), SERC 654 (Office)