How big is the small?
The growing demand on new technologies in the twenty-first century is toward miniaturization of devices into nanometer size with enhanced performances. Currently, nanomaterials are the subject of intense research with applications in a wide variety of areas including medicine, electronics, and synthesis of novel materials with unique properties. Appropriate control of these properties can lead to the discovery of a new class of high-performance materials. We aim to contribute to this discovery with approaches from different research avenues: Water Splitting Catalysis, Noble Metal Nanomaterials, Clusters, and CO2 Capture!
Water Splitting Catalysis
The objective of our research is to design new heterogeneous catalysts for splitting water, synthesize and characterize them, and finally investigate their catalytic efficiencies with electrochemical methods.
Noble Metal Materials
Our research focus on optimizing synthesis and structure of anisotropic shaped noble metal nanoparticles, developing new techniques for synthesizing new nanostructures and investigating their applications in nanotechnology.
Cluster science serves endless possibilities for the one who is eager to explore both the basic science behind and potential applications. In the process of bridging science and technology, we aim to prepare new clusters for various applications in nanotechnology.
Developing CO2 capture and storage technologies are well-accepted methods not only to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere but also to store it until its further use in industry. In our laboratory, we focus on developing new and cost-effective materials for enhanced CO2 adsorption.