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 
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CARUNTU RESEARCH GROUP
 Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications
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February 2012
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 October 2012
Amin successfully defended his Ph.  D. thesis. Congratulations, Dr.  Yourdkhani! Amin is heading up to  Italy for a post-doc 
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July 2012
Professor Caruntu receives the prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation
September 2012
The 3rd International Workshop on Nanoscale Imaging  for Energy Applications at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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 October 2012
Professor Caruntu received the Early Research Professor Award from University of New Orleans
July 2012
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 
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