Our laboratory pursues research in the field of nanoscale chemistry. Our current research interest include microwave chemistry to develop rapid and scalable approaches for various high quality carbon nanomaterials, especially graphene and carbon nanotubes with controlled size, porous structures and heteroatomic doping. We explore the unique properties of these carbon nanomaterials with innovative programmed assembly strategies to integrate with other nanomaterials and achieve high performance applications in batteries, catalysts, molecular sensors and multifunctional drug delivery systems. We engage in research in the following three specific areas:
- Microwave enabled rapid and controlled fabrication of nanomaterials, especially carbon based nanomaterials, such as graphene with controlled sizes, porous structures and heteroatomic doping.
- Programmed nanomaterials assembly for battery applications and catalysts.
- Multifunctional and combinational drug delivery systems.
- Chao Luo, Ruiming Huang, Ruslan Kevorkyants, Michele Pavanello, Huixin He, and Chunsheng Wang “Self-Assembled Organic Nanowires for High Power Density Lithium Ion Batteries” Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 1596–1602
- Patel. M.A., Hao, Y., Chiu, P. L., Mastrogiovanni, D.D.T., Flach, C., Savaram, K., Gomez, L., Hemnarine, A., Mendelsohn, R., Garfunkel, E., Jiang, H., He, H. X. “Direct Production of Graphene Nanosheets for Near Infrared Photoacoustic Imaging” ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 8147–8157
- Chiu, P. L., Mastrogiovanni, D. D. T., Wei, D., Louis, C., Jeong, M., Yu, G., Saad, P., Flach, C. R., Mendelsohn, R., Garfunkel, E. He, H. X. “Microwave- and Nitronium Ion-Enabled Rapid and Direct Production of Highly Conductive Low-Oxygen Graphene” J. AM. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5850-5856