Advisors: Elaine Li
Research Summary: In our lab, we study the quantum dynamics of composite nanostructures using a variety of optical spectroscopy techniques (e.g. micro-PL, pump and probe, and 2D Fourier transform). Self-assembled composite materials allow for the design of unique materials with integrated and tunable properties. Because of complicated interactions between components, the properties of the composite material may not be derived from the properties of the individual components. A basic understanding of the quantum mechanics will aid in the design of new and improved structures. Currently, we are studying a bio-conjugated semiconductor and metallic nanostructure focusing on how exciton and plasmon interactions affect its optical properties.
Winner of Best Student Presentation, Spring 2011