Chiral Metasurface BioSensing
Biomolecules exhibit weak optical activity in the UV due to their chirality. We are exploring nano-optical methods for enhancing these weak chiral signals. Funding: National Science Foundation CAREER.
Hot-Carrier Materials for Infrared Photodetection
We are exploring the emergent properties of alloy materials for hot-carrier generation. Collaborations with Jason Baxter (Drexel University), Ben Diroll (Argonne National Laboratory), Phil Sprunger & Bill Shelton (LSU Physics). Funding National Science Foundation DMR and DOD Army Resarch Office.
Photocatalytic Water Disinfection
45 million Americans get their drinking water from a private water well. These wells are not regulated by the EPA and thus pose a significant threat, especially to underserved communities. We are developing photocatalytic methods for treating this important groundwater source. Funding National Science Foundation - Partners for Innovation