1. Integration of current micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS) with infrared (IR) spectroscopy to create highly sensitive and selective sensors and materials characterization platforms.
2. Development of novel nano-metrologies based on scanning probe microscopy (SPM) that enables the multi-physical and chemical material property characterization for energy, environment, and biomedical applications.
3. Novel synthesis of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and functionalized MOFs nanocomposites for various chemical/biological sensing and carbon capture/conversion/utilization applications.
4. Theoretical, numerical, and experimental study of multi-scale fluid-structure interaction phenomena for physical/chemical/biological sensing applications.
5. Additive manufacturing of polymer-derived ceramics.
6. Quantum materials for new sensing devices.