Research in our group is focused on exploring novel materials for energy generation, conversion, and storage. In particular, we are interested but not limited to thermoelectric materials, superconductors and highly correlated magnetic materials, Li-ion batteries, and catalysts.
Understanding the structure-property relationship is a key to the rational design of such materials. Optimization of material's performance is achieved on the microscale by tailoring atomic arrangements and chemical bonding in the crystal structure, and on the macroscale by varying particle's size, shape, and chemical composition of the surface.
Graduate and undergraduate students who join our group will be exposed to a variety of techniques for synthesis and characterization of solid state inorganic materials.