Research Topics. Materials and nanomaterials capable of downconverting (e.g., UV and near UV to visible) and upconverting light (e.g., near IR to visible) are technologically relevant for applications such as displays, lasers, solid-
Research Approach. A variety of synthetic methodologies is employed in our group, including colloidal synthesis, solvothermal syntesis, and conventional and microwave solid-
Funding. NSF DMR-
I. Chemically Flexible Hosts for Upconverting
The goal of this project is the development of nanocrystalline chemical platforms whose composition and structure can be used as levers to control the NIR-
Containing Halogenated Ligands.
The focus of this project is the design of hybrid organic-
II. Energy Management in Thermosensitive Phosphors.
This project aims at gaining a fundamental understanding of the role of crystal-