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Bardhan, Rizia
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research Information

The research theme in the Bardhan lab hinges on the question: how does size reduction to the nanoscale alter material properties including photonic, electronic, electrochemical, and catalytic behavior. Understanding these fundamental properties at the nanoscale has important technological implications from energy applications to biotechnology.

Our research efforts are focused on interdisciplinary nanoscience, with the convergence of multiple disciplines: engineering, material science, chemistry, physics, and biomedicine. We combine both wet-chemistry and nanofabrication techniques to engineer functional materials, and employ cutting-edge tools such as molecular spectroscopy, ultrafast optical studies, electrochemistry, and super-resolution imaging to characterize nanomaterials with the ultimate goal of utilizing these materials to solve important global challenges – Energy and Sustainability and Human Health.

Based on this diverse theme, our research group explores three areas of research:

1. Plasmonics and Nanophotonics
2. Energy Production and Storage
3. Biomedicine and Biosensing


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