Our faculty are working on exciting micro/nano systems related research in areas such as micro/nano-fabrication and manufacturing, micro/nano-scale heat and mass transport, microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, micro/nano-scale energy materials and advanced li-ion battery, dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, optical microelectromechanical systems, nanoscale optical devices and metamaterials, photonic nanostructures, optical sensing and quantum optics.
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Dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes and additive manufacturing systems; volumetric error compensation; iterative learning control, multi-dimensional control, and signal processing.
Advanced li-ion battery, beyond li-ion battery, energy storage system, renewable energy system, grid energy storage, nano, macro-mechanics of materials, self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructure, multiphysics, multiscale experiment and simulation.
Associate Professor/ Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs
Optical materials and devices in nanophotonics and plasmonics; Physics and applications of optical metamaterials; Nanoscale optomechanics, optical nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS); Integrated optofluidic devices and optical sensors; Photon management for solar/thermal energy harvesting; Optical device micro-/nano-fabrication.