|Our research group creates nanomaterials and in vitro tissues for transformative biomedical and energy devices using an array of state-of-the-art fabrication tools such as soft-lithography, self-assembly, and inkjet-printing. Current areas of research include:
- Drug-eluting nanocomposite micropatterns for infection-preventing biomedical implant surfaces;
- 3D microfluidic tissues as a new means of investigating the complex interactions of drugs, biomaterials, and pathogens with the human body and reducing reliance on animal studies;
- 3D graphene assembly for flexible energy storage and generation devices; and
- Novel methods for producing nanoenergetic materials and integration with flexible electronics.
Our laboratory is located on the bank of the Hudson River in New Jersey with a spectacular view of New York. The world-class location offers a unique living experience for our students and staff with ample opportunities for external collaboration due to the significant presence of biomedical, energy, and defense industries present in the metropolitan area and the Northeast Corridor. The laboratory provides cross-cutting research experiences for our students and collaborators at the intersection of nano-, micro-, and bio-technologies.