Single Investigator Research

The list below reflects many of the single-investigator projects currently underway by faculty affiliated with NDnano.

Regulating gas transport in molecularly engineered polymer membranes
Ruilan Guo, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)

Therapeutic cell engineering with synthetic nanoparticles to rejuvenate ECFCs
Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

TMD FETs for secure circuits through polymorphic logic gates
Xiaobo Sharon Hu, Computer Science & Engineering
Sponsor: Applied Research Institute

Spatially resolved infrared absorption spectroscopy of individual semiconductor nanostructures
Masaru Kuno, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Targeting assembly in colloidal materials by tilting the free energy surface
Jonathan Whitmer, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Printing and interface engineering of colloidal nanocrystals for flexible thermoelectrics and electronics
Yanliang Zhang, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Fundamental materials studies on fast ion diffusion in model side-chain ionomers
Jennifer Schaefer, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Tissue-engineering an aging heart: The effect of aged cell microenvironment in myocardial infarction
Pinar Zorlutuna, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Chain-growth polymerization of AB2 monomer to produce hyperbranched polymers
Haifeng Gao, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Three-dimensional, super-resolution, and super-sensitivity quantitative molecular multiphoton
Scott Howard, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Rational design of barrier films to enable rechargeable Mg-S batteries
Jennifer Schaefer, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Low-voltage, high non-linearity (high ION & low IOFF) select devices for cross-point memory applications
Suman Datta, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Semiconductor Research Corporation

CAREER: Mid-infrared intersubband polaritonics
Anthony Hoffman, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Functional oxide-based cross-point resistive devices for deep neural networks
Suman Datta, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: IBM

Transport in gate-all-around (GAA) nanowire (NW) transistors: Impact of NW shape and diameter
Suman Datta, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Purified petroporphyrins from crude oil: Their properties and impact on asphaltene self assembly
Peter Kilpatrick, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: Exxon Mobil Foundation

NASA AS & STAR Fellowship
Hirotaka Sakaue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Rational engineering of designer nanoparticles to target multiple myeloma
Basar Bilgicer, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense

Steep slope energy efficient logic and memory technology for energy autonomous information processing
Suman Datta, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

New nanomanufacturing techniques for the fabrication of plasmonic surfaces for photovoltaic, catalytic and sensing applications
Svetlana Neretina, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Nanostructure synthesis at the liquid-substrate interface: A new strategy for obtaining plasmonic and chemically active surfaces
Svetlana Neretina, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)