Bio-optics and nanoprobes - Bio-nano-plasmonics, cell therapy and imaging using nanoparticles, single molecule sensitive spectroscopy, and nanoparticles biosensors, photothermal microscopy, quartz crystal microbalance, etc.
Advanced inspection and detection technology - Forensic science, diagnostics, THz spectroscopy and imaging, resonant Raman spectroscopy, prevision ellipsometry, and variable temp FTIR and thermal analysis.
Green electronics and photonics characterisation / development - Optical spectroscopy and device physics, characterisation of photovoltaic materials and devices, GaN-on-Si power electronics and photonics, semiconductor device and material characterisation, etc.
Applications: Development of new processes and techniques for the characterisation and analysis of a multitude of electronic, biological, catalysis, semiconductor materials and devices.
This cross-disciplinary research laboratory aims to employ nature’s molecular tools with synthetic biomolecular design principles to create new bio-inspired material platforms, with a focus on deciphering the molecular building blocks of living organisms on which to engineer the next generation of functional materials for a wide range of applications, using environmentally friendly means of synthesis.