The Nanoscale Science Ph.D. Program is an interdisciplinary program of research and teaching that promotes the understanding, development and manipulation of structures and phenomena that have nanoscale dimensions.
Our research is focused towards unraveling the physical processes that link NC states with the surrounding medium. We will use time-resolved laser spectroscopies and develop computational modeling techniques to build a comprehensive dynamical picture of these materials. While there has been significant research on the intrinsic properties of NCs, there has been much less work done to understand how these properties might be combined in an extended structure. The specific techniques we will use (based around time-resolved photoluminescence measurements) coupled with new models of electron transfer processes in nanocrystals should be able to offer significant new insights into these problem.