Our research focuses on synthesis, properties and applications
of nanomaterials. We aim at developing techniques for controlled synthesis
of nanomaterials and methods for assembling the nanomaterials into functional
hierarchical structures. We investigate solid state properties of the nanomaterials
and their potential applications in energy storage and field emission devices.
We are developing CNT based devices for communication, industrial inspection
and medical imaging applications.
||B.S., Materials Engineering, Drexel University, PA
||Ph.D., Materials Science, University of
||Associate Professor, Materials Science and
||Associate Chair, Curriculum in Applied and
||Director, North Carolina Center for Nanoscale Materials
||Assistant Professor, Materials Science and
||Research Scientist, NEC Corporation, Japan.
||Postdoctoral member, AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, N.J.
- "Tarheel of the Week", The News & Observer, 2002
- 2000 Hettleman Prize for Outstanding Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.
- Selected as one of the 100 most promising young engineers by National
Academy of Engineering (2000).
- Chair: 1999, 2000 MRS Fall Symposia on Nanotube and Related Materials;
1999 AVS Symposium on Nanotechnology; 2000 APS March Meeting Focused Session
on Carbon nanotubes.