Explores signal and energy conversion mechanisms in smart materials and nanostructures, and spearheads research in material-critical sensors and transducers with unique features and improved performance.
Smart materials, currently focusing on high performance ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials, piezoelectric micro/nanostructures, electromechanical designs, and high frequency acoustic technologies.
Fluorescence and THz in smart materials and nanostructured materials, including nanospheres as fluorescent probes for bio- imaging and sensing, THz spectroscopy and THz wave generation from nanostructured smart materials.
Innovative material-critical sensors and transducers, including sensors with wireless and/or battery-less features, fluorescent and THz imaging and sensing, and high performance electromechanical actuators and transducers.
Applications: Unique and energy-efficient technologies that can be applied to healthcare and diagnosis, precision engineering, consumer electronics, intelligent monitoring systems and in harsh environments (e.g. marine and offshore).