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Organic Materials and Polymer Synthesis
Synthesis of electro-optically active
materials: polymers, oligomers, amphiphiles, polyelectrolytes and dendrimers.
This includes the use of the precursor polymer method.
Application of electrochemistry and
electropolymerization methods to synthesize ultrathin films with conjugated
polymers and oligomers.
Synthesis and photo-induced alignment of dyes
in ultra thin films using photoisomerizable moieties: understanding the
alignment process and application for display devices.
Fabrication of materials and thin films
specifically for Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) and Field Effect Transistors (FET) devices using ultra thin film techniques.
Development of patterning and non-conventional
deposition techniques using reactive cross-linking processes.
2-D Crystallization of
Ultra thin Films and Surface Analysis
Investigation of polymer and small
molecule adsorption on surfaces using surface sensitive techniques: QCM,
SPS, AFM, ellipsometry, waveguides.
Surface Initiated Polymerization (SIP)
methods for modifying surfaces, coating of nanoparticles (core shells)
and formation of nanocomposites.
Application of the Electrostatic
Layer-By-Layer (ELBL) methods to form functional ultrathin films.
Application of electropolymerization
techniques using the precursor polymers and designed oligomers.
Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy Set-Up
Nanotechnology Related Projects
Synthesis of Nanoparticles using
polyelectrolyte complexes and block copolymers.
Nanostructured Ultrathin Films Using
Layer-by-layer Assemblies to incorporate nanobuilding blocks.
Dendrimers as Organic Macromolecule with
applications in energy transfer, electron transfer, guest-host
(molecular imprinting), and core-shell systems.
Nanopatterning of Precursor Polymers
Biotechnology Related Projects
Development of biofunctional surfaces
and ultrathin film strategies as applied to biomedical and
bioengineering: applications to drug delivery, implants, and biosensors.
Supramolecular assembly and
layer-by-layer techniques in ultrathin films as applied to
TEM of Hybrid Au-Thiophene