Nanotechnology is a multidiciplinary field that deals with materials or structures in nanometer scales. In our department, we design and fabricate functional nanomaterials based on fundamental understanding of the relationships among physical properties, chemical compositions, and dimensional structures. In addition, we use the nanomaterials for pragmatic applications and provide significant impact on our daily lives. The use of nanomaterials enables the development of new physical/chemical properties and novel functionalities as well as the miniaturization of current devices, which provide new opportunities in a wide range of industrial applications including optoelectronic devices, semiconductor processing, biomedical therapeutic/imaging agents, and functional surface coatings.
We investigate various aspects of nanomaterials including self-assembly of molecular and colloidal building blocks, interaction between nanomaterials and electromagnetic waves, and designing of multi-dimensional/thin-film structures.