Our research deals with synthesis
and optical properties of nanoparticles and nanocomposites.
Specifically, we are currently pursuing two major directions:
1) Shape- and size-selective synthesis of nanoscale building blocks
NBBs)) with controlled size, shape, surface, and physical properties and on the applications of these NBBs. The main emphasis of this research for the last several years was to develop and describe reliable synthetic protocols to size- and shape- select colloidal NBBs that can be readily used for functional application by other scientists and the industry.
2) Metallodielectric composites based on monodisperse particles
Core-shell particles composed of gold, silver, silica and polymers are prepared with tailored size and morphology and ordered into nanocomposites with unique properties to be explored for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and other optical applications.