Single Investigator Research

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

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

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

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)

Investigation of oxygen insertion channel field effect transistor architecture for enhanced transport
Suman Datta, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: ATOMERA

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

CAREER: Low temperature microplasmas for thermal energy conversion, education and outreach
David Go, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Compact swept near-infrared light source for broadband diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging of breast malignancies
Thomas O’Sullivan, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mid-infrared ultra-strong coupling polariton emitters
Anthony Hoffman, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

YFA: Nanostructure enabled thermal boundary resistance reduction across GaN-substrate interfaces
Tengfei Luo, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

ICE-WIPS – Hybrid icephobic coating and electrothermal heating wing ice protection system
Hirotaka Sakue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Turbulence control using hairy chemical coating
Hirotaka Sakue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Osaka Gas

Functional and mechanistic analysis of mesenchymal stem cell secretome to ameliorate ischemic damage
Pinar Zorlutuna, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Three-dimensional bulk type solid state batteries for automotive applications
Paul McGinn, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sponsor: Ford Motor Company-University Research Program