Ivan Smalyukh
Physics Department
1. Interfaces • 2. Coherence effects, order, and defects in materials • 3. Advanced characterization (multi-modes) • 4. Scalability and processing of materials • 5. Chemical processes-dependent on nano- and meso-scale dimensions • 6. Integration of length scales in materials • 7. Interaction of quantum dots with semiconductor materials • 9. Hybrid nano-materials • 10. Optoelectronic properties • 11. Nanoscale self-assembly and fabrication

General Area(s) of Research: Nanoscale and mesoscale self-assembly of renewable energy materials

Description of potential projects for CINEMA applicants: Focus on plastic and quantum-dot-based solar cells, liquid crystals, plasmonics, active colloids, photopolymerization, mesoscale self-assembly, upconversion nanoparticles, plasmon-exciton interactions, photobiology, and many other.