“...Advancing Human Understanding
of Nanoscale materials...“
James L. Reed, Ph.D.
Under investigation is the underlying origins of chemical reactivity, in particular the origin, nature and measurement of chemical hardness. In addition, under investigations is use of inorganic nanostructures to control the course of polymerization reactions, thus permitting the synthesis of highly functionalized and organized surfaces.
Godwin A. Ananabe, Ph.D.
Molecular Cell Biology/Immunology
To understand the molecular and cellular basis of prostate cancer disparity we use natural nanomaterials to fabricate and deliver anticancer phytochemicals to specific target sites. We want to know how dietary plant products modulate immunity, gene expression, signal transduction, cholesterol and fatty acid metabolisms in the prevention of cancers.
Xiu-Ren Bu, Ph.D.
Organic and Coordination Chemistry
Issifu Harruna, Ph.D.
Organic and Polymer Chemistry
The hypothetical mechanism of different fullerene-containing polymers scavenging NO radicals that can induce death of stem cells. Our results indicated that fullerene-containing PNIPAM polymers could be promising extracellular matrices for stem cells. Significantly, the fullerene- and bipyridine-terminated PNIPAM macroligands have the ability to scavenge harmful NO radicals that cause cell death, and distinctly increase the viability of MSCs. The longer PNIPAM chain polymeric fullerenes were more efficient than the shorter-chain analogs due to the greater exposure of the fullerene cages in water. The C60- and bipyridine-terminated PNIPAM polymers are expected to have applications for drug delivery systems, cell signalling, and in medical therapy.
Ishrat M. Khan, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Organic Polymer Chemistry
Synthesis of functional nanostructures for therapeutics and biodiagnostics; Functionalized nanofibers as the active component of photonic and electronic sensors; Preparation of synthetic biomimetic structures by self-assembly of chiral polymers, i.e., bottom-up preparation of biofunctional nanostructures.
Functional Inorganic Nanostructure Team
We are investigating strategies to synthesize multifunctionalized inorganic and organic/inorganic porous materials and layered double hydroxides for use as catalysts, adsorbents, drug delivery vehicles, and components of polymer-inorganic nanocomposites. We are interested in new configurations of redox catalysts for oxidations of large organic molecules and as nanoreactors and host for complex organic molecules and structures. These catalysts are being designed as nanoporous and nanolayered aluminosilicates that contain Bronsted acid sites or a transition metal (e.g. Ti, V, and Mn) and an organic functionality working in synergy. We are also exploring the use of galleries in the layered double hydroxides (LDH) as nanoscale chemical reactors with unique properties to be used in preparing complex organic structures.
Functional Organic Nanostructure Team
Being researched is the modeling, design, synthesis, characterization and testing of functionalized carbon nanotube hydrids for biomedical, optical and electronic applications. The unique size, shape and superb properties of carbon nanotubes are the primary reasons for their various advanced technology applications. Under investigation is the exploration of surface modification of carbon nanotubes to improve solubility and optical and electronic properties. In addition, the chemistry of carbon nanotubes is under study, specifically how carbon nanotubes interact with organic and polymeric substrates.
Biofunctional Nanostructure Team
Functional nanomaterials for biosensors, drugs and drug-delivery. The studies exploit specific interactions between specially selected functional groups and targeted biomarkers such as proteins to develop novel therapeutic agents and tools for biodiagnostics. The goal is to develop methodologies for synthesizing and characterizing nanoscale functional polymers with biospecific binding capabilities.
Alfred Msezane, Ph.D.
University of Western Ontario
We develop methods for calculating Regge trajectories and residues for singular and nonsingular potentials, important in collisions, chemical reactions and atom-diatom systems. Methods are developed for calculating the generalized oscillator strength, useful in probing the intricate nature of the valence- and open-shell and inner-shell electron transitions. Correlation effects in dipole and non-dipole photoionization are studied. Regge trajectories probe the near-threshold formation of negative ions as Regge resonances in electron scattering, revealing new manifestations.
Myron Williams, Ph.D.
Biochemistry, Protein Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Protein engineering and rapid, sensitive detection of biomarkers via immunochemical or nucleic acid hybridization on nanomaterial sensors, renewable energy soLutions
Low-energy Electron Elastic Scattering Cross Sections for Excited Au and Pt Atoms. Z. Felfli, A. R. Eure, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski. Nucl. Instr. and Meth. In Phys. Res. B., doi : 10.1016/j.nimb. 2010.01.017, (2010).
Complex Angular Momentum of Low Energy Electron Elastic Scattering from Lanthanide Atoms Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski. In Phys. Rev. A 81,042707 (2010)
Nanostep Towards Building a Sustainable Interdisciplinary Research and Educational Program between the US and South Africa. Myron N.V. Williams, Paul M. Brown, Ishrat M Khan, Alfred Msezane, James Reed*, Laurisa London * and Malik Maaza . African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Development, Volume 2 issue #3, 133-152, 2010.
Chiral Asymmetry of Helical Polymer Nanowires. O. O. Ogunro, K. Kayode, I. M. Khan, and X.-Q. Wang, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 704-707 (2010).
The International Research and Educational Programs of Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials., M. Maaza, M.N.V. Williams, I.M. Khan, A. Msezane, JL Reed., in Susan E. Cozzens and Pablo Catalán (eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, IEEE. Available at: http://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/32322 2010.
Investigation of the Dynamic Melt rheology of GRC-A-zeolite L mixtures. Brown, T. Renee; Hylton, Donald; Mintz, Eric A.; Ingram, Conrad; Chuang, Kathy C. SAMPE Conference Proceedings , 53 176/1-176/9, 2009.
Quantum Electronic Stability in Selective Enrichment of Carbon Nanotubes. Olayinka O. Ogunro, and Xiao-Qian Wang. NANO Lett., DOI: 10.1021/nl803379d. (2009). http://pubs.acs.org on February 23, 2009.
Differential Cross Sections for Low-energy Electron Elastic Scattering by Lanthanide Atoms: La, Ce, Pr, , and Tm. Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski. The American Physical Society, Physical Review A 79,062709, (2009).
Novel Electron Spectroscopy of Tenuously and Weakly Bound Negative Ions. A. Z. Msezane, Z. Felfli and D. Sokolovski. PACS numbers: 34.80Bm; 32.10Hq, (2009).
Resonances in Low-Energy Electron Elastic Cross Sections for Lanthanide Atoms. Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski. The American Physical Society, Physical Review A 79,012714, (2009).
Low-Energy Electron Elastic Scattering from Complex Atoms: Nd, Eu, Tm, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, J. Physical Review 87:1-7 (2009) (pagination not final)
[Ti II] Lines Observed in h Carinae Sr-filament and Lifetimes of the Metastable States of Ti+. Narayan C. Deb, Alan Hibbert, Zineb Felfli and Alfred Z. Msezane. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 42,015701 (14 pp), (2009).
Energy Scales and Magnetoresistance at a Quantum Critical Point. V.R. Shaginyan, M.Ya Amusia, A.Z. Msezane, K.G. Popov, and V.A. Stephanovich. Phyliscs Letters A, 373:986-991, (2009).
Prostate Cancer Gene Expression Marker 1 (PCGEM1): A Patented Prostate- Specific Non- Coding Gene and Regulator of Prostate Cancer Progression. Godwin O. Ifere and Godwin A. Ananaba, Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences 3,151-163, (2009).
Synthesis of Optically Active Helical Poly(2-methoxystyrene) Enhancement of HeLa and Osteoblast Cell Growth on Optically Active Helical Poly(2-methoxystyrene) Surfaces. Keith Gordon, Biswajit Sannigrahi, Paul McGeady, X. Q. Wang, Juana Mendenhall and Ishrat Khan, Journal of Biomaterials Science 20, 2055–2072, (2009).
Development of an Effective Photocatalysts (Cu Impregnated TiON/Al2O3) for the Disinfection of Water. Ryan Jinks, Sharifeh Mehrabi, Cachetne Barrett, Cassandra Thomas and Eric Mintz, Disinfection, 647-654, (2009).
Hard and Soft Acids and Bases: Small Molecules, Reed, J. L., Inorg. Chem., 47, 7151-7158, 2009.
Investigation of Negative Electron Affinity in Hydrogen Complex Deactivated surface of InP:Zn (100). M.D. Williams, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 26(6):1542-1545, (2008).
Synthesis and Characterization of α,ω-bi [2, 4-dinitrophenyl (DNP)] poly (2-methoxystyrene) Functional Polymers. Preliminary Evaluation of the Interaction of the Functional Polymers with RBL Mast Cells. Biswajit Sannigrahi, Ishrat M. Khan, Dwaipayan Sil and Barbara Baird, J. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A, 45(8)664 – 671, (2008).
Spatial Carrier Confinement in Core-Shell and Multishell Nanowire Heterostructures, A. Nduwimana, R. N. Musin, A. M. Smith and Xiao-Qian Wang, Nano. Lett. Vol. 8, No. 10, 3341-3344, 2008.
Molecular Orientation in Individual Electrospun Nanofibers Measured via Polarized Raman Spectroscopy, Leon Bellan and Harold Craighead, Polymer, 49, 3125-3129, 2008
Hard and Soft Acids and Bases: Atoms and Ions, J. L. Reed, Inorg. Chem., 47,5591-5600, 2008.
Nanochannels fabricated in polydimethylsiloxane using sacrificial electrospun polyethylene oxide nanofibers, Leon Bellan, Elizabeth Strychalski, and Harold Craighead, in press JVST B. 2008.
Investigation of the Dynamic Melt rheology of GRC-A-zeolite L mixtures. Brown, T. Renee; Hylton, Donald; Mintz, Eric A.; Ingram, Conrad; Chuang, Kathy C. SAMPE Conference Proceedings , 53 176/1-176/9, 2009.
Enhancement of HeLa and Osteoblast Cell Growth on Higher Structurally Ordered (Chiral Helical) Poly (2-methoxystyrene) Surfaces, Keith Gordon, Biswajit Sannigrahi, Paul McGeady, X. Q. Wang, and Ishrat M. Khan J. Polym. Sci. Biomaterials, in final revision, 2008.
Investigation of the Dynamic Melt Rheology of GRC-A Zeolite L Mixtures, T. Renee Brown, Donald Hylton, Eric A. Mintz, Conrad Ingram, Candace, James, and Kathy C. Chuang, Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (in press) 2008.
Near-Threshold Electron Attachment as Regge Resonances: Cross Sections for K, Rb and Cs Atoms, A.Z. Msezane, Z. Felfli and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. Chem., To Appear. 2008.
Dramatic Resonances in Low- Energy Electron Scattering from Rb, Cs and Fr, A.Z. Msezane, Z. Felfli, and D. Sokolovski, Chem. Phys. Lett., At Press, 2008.
Near-Threshold Resonances in Electron Elastic Scattering Cross Sections for Au and Pt Atoms, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B, At Press (2008).
Simple Method for Electron Affinity Determination: Results for Ca, Sr and Ce, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane, and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B 41, 041001 (2008) (FAST TRACK)
Quantum confinement effect in Si/Ge core-shell nanowires: First-principles calculations, L. Yang, R. Musin, X. Q. Wang, and M. Y. Chou, Phys. Rev. B (in press) (2008).
Composite Semions for an Inhomogeneous quantum Hall Fluid, O. Ciftja and X. Q. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett., in review (2008).
Strong Resonances in Low-Energy Electron Elastic Total and Differential Cross Sections for Hf and Lu Atoms. Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski. Phys. Rev. A 78,030703 ® (2008).
Non-covalent nano-adducts of co-poly(ester amide) and poly(ethylene glycol): preparation, characterization and model drug release studies, I. Legashvili, N. Nepharidze, R. Katsarava, B. Sannigrahi and I. Khan, J. Polym. Sci. Biomaterials, 18, 673-685, 2007.
Synthesis of Tris(2,2’-bipyridine)ruthenium-Cored Star-Shaped Polymers via RAFT Polymerization, G. Zhou, J. He, I. I. Harruna, Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 45, 4225-4239, (2007).
Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Tris(2,2’-bipyridine)ruthenium-Cored Star-Shaped Polymers, G. Zhou, J. He, I. I. Harruna, Journal of Polymer Science:Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 45, 4204-4210, (2007).
Interpretation of Reversible-Addition Fragmentation Chain-Transfer Polymerization Mechanism by MALDI-TOF-MS, Zhou, G.; Harruna, I. I. , Analytical Chemistry, 79, 2722-2727, 2007.
Nanostructured Thermosensitive Polymers with Radical Scavenging Ability, Zhou, G.; Harruna, I. I.; Zhou, W., Aicher, W. K., Geckeler, K. E., Chem. Europ. J., 13, 569-573, 2007.
Elastic scattering of slow electrons from Y, Ru, Pd, Ag and Pt atoms: search for nanocatalysts. Z. Felfli, A. Z. Msezane1 and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44 (2011) 135204.
Novel mechanism for nanoscale catalysis. Alfred Z Msezane, Zineb Felfli and Dmitri Sokolovski, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 43 (2010) 201001.
Low-energy electron elastic scattering from Mn, Cu, Zn, Ni, Ag, and Cd atoms. Z. Felfli,1 A. Z. Msezane, and D. Sokolovsk, Physical Review 83, 052705 (2011)
Effects of the fullerene (C60) potential and position of the atom (A) on spectral characteristics of endohedral atoms A@ C60, A. S. Baltenkov, U. Becker, S. T. Manson and A. Z. Msezane, J. Phys. B 43, 115102 (2010).
On Regge-pole trajectories for a rational function approximation of Thomas-Fermi potentials, S. Belov, K.-E. Thylwe, M. Marletta, A. Z. Msezane and S. Naboko, J. Phys. A 43, 365301 (2010)
Novel mechanism for nanoscale catalysis, A.Z. Msezane, Z. Felfli and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B 43, 201001 (2010).
Photoionization of Ce3+ @C8”, Zhifan Chen, R.A Phaneuf and A.Z. Msezane, J. Phys. B 43,
Density Functional Theory Investigation of Small Pt Clusters, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Z. Msezane, Fourth International Conference on Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computing, Eds. G.S. Ladde, N.G. Medhin, Chuang Peng and M. Sambandham (Dynamic Publishers, Inc., Atlanta, 2010), p. 104.
Model Independent Approach to Baryon Asymmetry of Universe, V.R. Shaginyan, G.S. Japaridze, M.Ya. Amusia and A.Z. Msezane, Fourth International Conference on Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computing, Eds. G.S. Ladde, N.G. Medhin, Chuang Peng and M. Sambandham (Dynamic Publishers, Inc., Atlanta, 2010), p. 343.
Low-energy electron elastic collision cross sections for ground and excited Tm, Lu and Hf atoms, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, NIMB 269 1046–1052 (2011).
Fine-structure energy levels, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Cu XVI, G. P. Gupta
and A. Z. Msezane, Phys. Scr. 83, 055301 (2011).
Nondipole Parameters of TDCS for Electron Impact Ionization and Drag Current, A.K. Baltenkov, S.T. Manson and A.Z. Msezane, Central European Journal of Physics, At Press (2011).
Low-energy electron elastic scattering from Mn, Cu, Zn, Ni, Ag and Cd atoms, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, Phys. Rev. A 83, 052705 (2011)
Elastic scattering of slow electrons from Y, Ru, Pd, Ag and Pt atoms: Search for nanocatalysts, Z. Felfli, A.Z. Msezane and D. Sokolovski, J. Phys. B 44, 135204 (2011).
Baryon asymmetry resulting from a quantum phase transition in the early universe, V. R. Shaginyan, G. S. Japaridze, M. Ya. Amusia, A. Z. Msezane and K. G. Popov, Europhys. Lett. 94, 69001 (2011).
Thermodynamic properties of the kagome lattice in herbertsmithite, V. R. Shaginyan, A. Z. Msezane, and K. G. Popov, Phys. Rev. B 84, 060401(R) (2011).
Elastic scattering of slow electrons from Mn, Zn and Cd atoms: First prediction of stable
negative ions, Z. Felfi, Alfred Msezane, and D. Sokolovski, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 56, 161 (2011).
Multiple excited negative ion formation in low energy electron collisions with Tm, Lu and Hf atoms, Felfi, Alfred Msezane, and D. Sokolovski, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 56, 161 (2011).
Elastic cross sections for Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ag and Cd atoms by low energy electrons, Felfi’’ , Alfred Msezane, and D. Sokolovski, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 56, 161 (2011).
Low energy electron scattering from atoms: Search for nanocatalysts, Alfred Msezane, Felfi and D. Sokolovski, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 56, 161 (2011).
Optical absorption spectrum of Ce@C82, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Msezane, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 56, 45 (2011).
Photoionization of Xe+ion confined in C60 fullerene, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Msezane, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 56, 110 (2011).
Training the Globally Engaged Scientist: International and Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Projects, Williams M.N.V., Brown P.M., Khan I.M., Msezane A., Reed J., London L. and Maaza M., Science in Society Conference, Madrid, Spain,11-13 November 2010
A Nanostep Towards Building a Sustainable Interdisciplinary Research and Educational Program between the US and South Africa, Williams M.N.V., Brown P.M., Khan I.M., Msezane A., Reed J., London L. and Maaza M., African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Development, 2, 2010, 133-152
The International Research and Educational Programs of Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials, Maaza M., Williams M.N.V., Khan I.M., Msezane A., Reed J.L., Susan E. Cozzens and Pablo Catalán (eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy,
Visible Light-mediated Titania Alumina Composites: Synthesis and Photocatalytic Disinfection Properties Under Visible Light and UV Irradiation. L. Liao, E. Mintz, S. Mehrabi, Preprints of Extended Abstracts presented at the ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry 2008, 48(1), 179-183.
Olayinka Ogunro II. “2008 International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research (ISSSR),” Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, June 23-27, 2008.
Self-assembly of Biomolecule-carbon Nanotube: a Simulation Study - Recent Developments in Electronic Structure., Olayinka Ogunro II and X. Q. Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 18 - June 20, 2008.
Investigation of Thermal Decomposition of HMTD Explosive, L. London, X. R. Bu, J. Oxley, J. Smith, Career Pathways for Future Homeland Security S&T Professionals 2010 Conference, October 22 - 24, 2010, Washington, DC.
New Thiosemicarbazole Anticancer Compound on Prostate Cancer Cell Proliferation, NeChelle L. Jack, Yu Wei Chou, Laurenee London, Xiu R. Bu, Ming-Fong Lin, NSF Emerging Researchers National Conference, Washington, DC, February 2011.
Time-resolved Thermal Decomposition of HMTD Explosive, L. London, X. R. Bu, J. Oxley, J. Smith, NOBCChE 2011, April 19 -22, 2011, Houston, Texas.
The Effect of 4’-Bis-Thiosemicarbazide, a New Ribonucleotide Reductase Inhibitor, on Prostate Cancer Cell Proliferation, NeChelle L. Jack, Yu Wei Chou, Laurenee London, Xiu R. Bu, Ming-Fong Lin, 7th national Prostate Cancer Symposium, May 22-24, 2011, Atlanta, GA.
E1, E2 and M1 transitions in low lying levels in Fe VII, Keka Basu Choudhury , N. C. Deb , A. Z. Msezane, XXVII International Conference on Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions, Abstracts, Eds. I. Williams, G. Gribakin and H. van der Hart, page Th102.
Dramatic resonances in low-energy electron scattering from Tm, Lu and Hf atoms: Manifestation of multiple excited anions, Z. Felfli , A. Z. Msezane , D. Sokolovski, XXVII ICPEAC Abstracts, Eds. I. Williams, G. Gribakin and H. van der Hart, page We001.
A. Z. Msezane , Z. Felfli , D. Sokolovski, XXVII ICPEAC Abstracts, Eds. I. Williams, G. Gribakin and H. van der Hart, page We002.
Fine-structure energy levels, radiative rates and lifetimes in Fe XIII, Vikas Tayal , G. P. Gupta , A. Z. Msezane, XXVII ICPEAC Abstracts, Eds. I. Williams, G. Gribakin and H. van der Hart, page We012.
Photoionization of Xe and Xe@C60, Zhifan Chen , Alfred Z Msezane, XXVII ICPEAC Abstracts, Eds. I. Williams, G. Gribakin and H. van der Hart, page Mo147,
Optical absorption spectrum of Ce@C82, Zhifan Chen , Alfred Z Msezane, XXVII ICPEAC Abstracts, Eds. I. Williams, G. Gribakin and H. van der Hart, page Mo142.
Confinement Resonances in Photoionization of Xe@C60 and Xe+@C60, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Z. Msezane, International Symposium on Atomic Cluster Collisions, St. Michaels-Heim, Bismarckallee, Berlin,011, page 74
IONIZATION OF ATOMS CONFINED IN FULLERENES BY PHOTONS AND
CHARGED-PARTICLE IMPACT. S.T. Manson, H.C. Chakraborty, V.K. Dolmatov, A.S. Baltenkov, A.Z. Msezane, M.E. Madjet and J.- M. Rost, International Symposium on Atomic Cluster Collisions, St. Michaels-Heim, Bismarckallee, 2011, page 21
Many-body Bethe- Salpeter equation and random phase approximation investigation of optimized Ce@C82 endohedral fullerene, Zhifan Chen and Alfred Z. Msezane, The Sixth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications, p 28.
Complex angular momentum description of low-energy electron scattering, Zineb Felfli and Alfred Z. Msezane, The Sixth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications, p 30.
A Mathematical model of diatomic negative molecular ions, A. S. Baltenkov, S.T. Manson and A.Z. Msezane, The Sixth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications, p 28.
Calculated energy levels and lifetimes in Mg-like vanadium, G. P. Gupta and A. Z. Msezane, The Sixth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications, EGAS 43, page FPT-012.
Excitation energies, oscillator strengths and lifetimes in Ni XV, G. P. Gupta, A. Z. Msezane, The Sixth International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications EGAS 43, page FPT-013
CENTER for FUNCTIONAL
Conrad Ingram, Ph.D.
University of the West Indies
Synthesis of inorganic and inorganic/organic hybrid porous materials for applications as components of nanocomposites, adsorbents for heavy metals and organic pollutants and as solid catalysts for biodiesel synthesis, upgrading heavy petroleum feedstock to fuels, and as redox catalysts for important oxidation reactions.
International School for Advanced Studies
Materials theory and quantum chemistry. Structural and electronic properties of nanostructures semiconducting nanowires, noncovelent functionalization of carbon nanotubes, shape memory alloys, surfaces, and strongly correlated electrons.
Michael Williams, Ph.D.
The research activities are focused on achieving a fundamental understanding of the physical processes occurring at the surfaces and interfaces of epitaxially grown materials for application to microelectronic, photonic, and integrated device structures.
The research activities of the Center are carried out by three interdisciplinary theme-based teams that are composed of faculty, senior researchers and students. These theme-based teams are constituted based on the basic composition of the nanosctructures under study. These teams are both interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary and work closely and cooperatively together.