One area focuses on the design and synthesis
of novel porous materials (bulk material, layered films, and
porous thin films) and the basic understanding of the structure,
properties, functions and applications of the materials.
functions/potential use of the novel materials will be in the
following areas: drug delivery, energy storage, battery
technology and environmental Remediation
Secondly we are interested
in the fundamental understanding of the nano-scale chemistry
involved in using self assembled monolayer SAM as a building
block or “template” for the growth of the inorganic or organic
based coating on films. These types of coatings have potential
application in the area of medical implants, battery technology
just to mention a few.