Nanomaterials for Plasmonics and Nanocatalysis

Enabling a next-generation of sustainable transformations with designer nanoparticles

Our team is headed towards the development of designer nanoparticles to enable the next generation of molecular transformations driven under mild conditions. Examples are molecular transformations driven by light (and sunlight!) for the production of fuels (H2 and biofuels) and pharmaceuticals, to mitigate climate change (by using CO2 as a starting material to important molecules), and to provide a clean environment.