Accomplished and innovative research labs investigate a wide spectrum of cutting-edge topics in chemical engineering and material sciences that lead to next-generation technologies.

Fiber Optics and Nanophotonics Laboratory

Research in the Fiber Optics and Nanophotonics Laboratory covers several frontier areas ranging from nanotechnology-enabled conventional optical fiber and photonic crystal fiber for multi-parameter sensing to plasmonic noble metal nanoparticles for field-enhanced applications.

Nanocatalysis Laboratory

Research in the Catalytic Nanoparticles Lab focuses on reaction mechanism studies on surfaces of solid catalysts for petroleum refining and chemical industries. The scale gap between observable reaction rates and catalytic surface reactions on the nanoscale is bridged through iterative cycles of experimental catalyst characterization and testing in combination with DFT calculations.