Dr. Zheng Lab
The research in the Zheng group is highly interdisciplinary and lies at the intersection of inorganic chemistry, solid state physics, biophysics, materials science and nanotechnology. Our group focuses on designing, synthesizing, and characterizing novel functional inorganic nanomaterials for emerging applications in renewable energy and 3-D assembly. We are particularly interested in the optical and magnetic properties of nanomaterials, selective surface functionalization of nanoparticles, and the meso-scale assembly of 3-D nanoparticle superlattices. We aim to answer the fundamental questions pertaining to the role of band gap engineering and assembly of semiconductor nanomaterials on their physical properties.