Welcome to the advanced materials research group's website at the University of Louisville. Our group's research focuses on the development of new processes based on chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for producing large single crystal quality wafers (Diamond and Gallium Nitride) and one-dimensional materials (nanowires and nanotubes) for a variety of inorganic materials.
Our group's research interests in advanced materials and nanomaterials can be broadly categorized as the following:
- Basic research on nucleation and growth mechanisms of crystals
- Large area single crystal quality film growth (Diamond and GaN)
- Process development for bulk production of 1-D nanomaterials
- Self-assembled processes for application-ready nanowire systems
- Unique product development efforts using nano-scale building blocks: Controlled Transdermal Drug Delivery Patch, Bio/Chemical Sensors, New Electrode Materials and Energy Conversion Devices.
The students graduating from this group undertake courses from a variety of disciplines such as: Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), MEMS, Materials Characterization, Computational ChE/Materials Science, Solid State Physics/Physical Electronics, and Electrochemistry & Surface Science in addition to core chemical engineering courses to suit the multi-disciplinary nature of the materials nanotechnology research.