Thin Film & Charged Particle Research Laboratory
Mission
  Our group investigates multi-modality contrast agents based on nanoparticles for targeted cancer imaging and treatment; generation of uniform micro- and nano-spheres and mirocapsules of precisely controlled size, shell thickness, charge and porosity for biomedical and other applications; charged liquid cluster beam generation and application to fabrication of highly structured thin films, nanoparticles, nanofibers and in-situ pattern generation; growth of group-III nitride semiconductors and fabrication of power electronic devices using plasma-assisted MBE; development of novel techniques for thin film deposition and fabrication of nanotubes, nanofibers and nanowires using plasmas, charged particles, electrostatic spraying, CVD and their combinations; novel flat panel displays including FED and OLED.
Research Interests
  • Development of High Power Electronic Devices Based on III-V Nitride Semiconductors Using Plasma Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy
  • Tissue Engineered Scaffolds with Imbedded Microspheres to Improve Bone and Soft Tissue Healing Through Controlled Delivery of Growth Factors
  • Precision Particle Fabrication: The Targeted Delivery of Microsphere Encapsulated Aminobisphosphonates for Treating Autoimmune and Neoplastic Diseases of The Mononuclear Phagocytic System
  • Nanowire & Nanotube Interconnect Technology for 3D ICs
  • Investigation of Novel Approaches to Fabricating Micro and Nanoscale Structures for Development of New Devices for Lighting, Display, and Power Storage
  • Syntheses and Study of Tailored Organometallic, Inorganic and Polymeric Precursors for Sol-Gel Processing, Charged Liquid Cluster Beam Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition
  • Investigation of Methods for Controlled Fabrication of Thin Films and Nanoparticles Using Charged Liquid Cluster Beams of Precursor Solutions
  • Design of Microparticles for Precision Drug Delivery
  • Development of Methods for Fabricating Uniform Micro and Nano Spheres and Capsules of Biodegradable and Biocompatible Materials for Application to Biotechnology
  • Development of Novel Field Emission Display based on Copper Nanowires

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