Research Interests

We are pioneering the materials science (growth, processing, and properties) and engineering of sp2-bonded nanocarbon materials including:

  • (n,m)-controlled carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Graphene nanostructures; and,
  • Organic semiconductors,

for next generation appplications in:

  • Semiconductor electronics
  • Optoelectronics; and,
  • Photovoltaics.

Research interests

Current Projects

We currently have efforts in:

  • Understanding carbon nanotube sorting and assembly
  • Light-harvesting devices based on type-controlled semiconducting carbon nanotubes
  • Understanding and controlling graphene CVD
  • Bottom-up growth of graphene nanostructures
  • Graphene nanostructure edge-control; and,
  • Graphene/organic hybrids with controlled crystallinity.


We couple fundamental investigations of synthesis, growth, and processing with in-depth studies of the underpinning mechanisms that control the properties and behaviors of these materials in devices.

Read more about our advances, in our published work, here...