The motivation of our research is to boost the nanoscale toolbox to explore fundamental phenomena in dynamic complex systems.
We are interested in pushing the limits of nanoscale metrology to attain quantitative subsurface imaging with sub-10nm lateral and depth resolution. In addition we are looking to understand the physical information contained in the images (i.e., density, stiffness, etc).
We are interested in identifying materials’ unique chemical fingerprints and mapping their chemical properties with nanoscale lateral resolution to study the sub-micron structures of complex materials, or the properties of single molecules
We are interested in studying dynamic processes taking place in complex systems. Some examples:
Polymer are ubiquitous, especially in applications requiring low cost implementation or need for flexible devices.
We are interested in studying the volume properties of heterogeneous systems including photo-induced and time-dependent phenomena.
Plants are very complex and intriguing systems. Despite their important role in our world, studying their properties at the subcellular level has been greatly overlooked.
Possible impact of developing a better understanding of plant at the nanoscale:
Engineering the properties and functionalities of 2D materials constitute a very exciting challenge in the world of materials today.
Applications of interest: