Research in our group is directed towards the fundamental aspects of the design
and fabrication of nanoscale functional materials. To this end, we exploit basic concepts of
coordination and colloidal chemistry, self-assembly and surface functionalization to create
nanostructures with application in energy conversion, sensing, catalysis and spintronics.
While the study of low dimensional ferroic metal oxides are major focus areas of
research interest, we are also interested in assemblying these nano-objects into hybrid
structures such as multiferroic composite nanostructures with selectable topologies, such
as core-shell nanoparticles, nanowire-nanotube hybrid arrays and multilayered composites.
Our group is part of the Advanced Materials Institute (AMRI), a multidisciplinary
research unit that combines the interest of academic, government and industrial scientists.
Our research group is a member of the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided
Materials (LA-SIGMA), an alliance for transformative and sustainable change in
computational materials, research, education, outreach and industrial partners
Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications
Amin successfully defended his Ph.
D. thesis. Congratulations, Dr.
Yourdkhani! Amin is heading up to
Italy for a post-doc
Professor Caruntu receives the
prestigious CAREER Award from
the National Science Foundation
The 3rd International Workshop on
Nanoscale Imaging for Energy
Applications at Oak Ridge National
Professor Caruntu received the Early
Research Professor Award from
University of New Orleans
Our paper in collaboration with UC
Berkeley, Brookhaven National Lab
and University of Central Michigan
was published in Nature Materials
The 68th Southwest Regional
American Chemical Society Meeting
(SWRM2012) in Baton Rouge