Research

  • Novel materials, nanomaterials, thin films and their fabrications for solar energy, water cleaning, desalination, fuel cells, sensors, and electronic devices
  • Dynamics and electronic and thermal transport in thin films, nanomaterials, materials, organic and ceramic membranes, photocatalysts for manufacturing energy devices and environmental applications
  • Energy-water nexus by developing solar energy materials and processes to enhance surface-thermal-fluid interactions, and photons to electrons or heat conversion for solar driven water purification and desalination systems
  • Materials characterization using advanced analytical tools such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM).