Single Investigator Research

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

DMREF: Collaborative Research: Machine learning exploration of atomic heterostructures towards perfect light absorber and giant piezoelectricity
Chris Hinkle, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Unifying principles for the design and manufacture of chemically patterned polymeric membrane
William Phillip, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Catalytic hollow-fiber membranes as an efficient and scalable process in water treatment
Kyle Doudrick, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Compound semiconductor bypass and blocking diodes with improved temperature and radiation performance
Patrick Fay, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: MicroLink Devices/Department of Air Force

Rapid hypoglycemic rescue devices for glucose-response glucagon
Matthew Webber, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: American Diabetes Association

Drag reduction in a pipe using micro-fiber coating
Hirotaka Sakaue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Tanaka Ai

Skin friction reduction by micro-fiber coating in water
Hirotaka Sakaue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Osaka Gas

Out-of-equilibrium self-assembly for rapid hypoglycemic rescue
Matthew Webber, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: Leona M. and Harry B. Helmseley Charitable Trust

An analog hardware system for solving Boolean satisfiability
X. Sharon Hu, Computer Science & Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

BEOL compatible GaN growth and passivation for 3D integration
Chris Hinkle, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Semiconductor Research Corporation

Improving fast response pressure sensitive paint for acoustic and blast tube test applications
Hirotaka Sakaue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Sandia National Laboratory

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)

High-contrast gradient index lenses for low-power millimeter-wave beam steering
Jonathan Chisum, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Parry Labs/Department of Air Force

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)

In-Pile Instrumentation Initiative: Work Package 4
Yanliang Zhang, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Idaho National Laboratory/Department of Energy

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)

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)

Selective waveguide core oxidation for InP-based photonic devices
Douglas Hall, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)