We are a materials and chemical engineering research group in the Department of NanoEngineering at University of California, San Diego. Our research focuses on using chemistry and chemical engineering principles to design, synthesize and utilize novel nanostructured materials, functional polymers and their hybrid materials for the benefit of our society. We are particularly interested in solving problems related to electrochemical energy storage and conversion, clean water and sustainable environment. We value both fundamental research and real applications.

Our research integrates materials design and synthesis, fundamental understanding of physical-chemical processes and device applications. Our keywords: Nanostructures, Polymers, Sustainable Energy, Chemical Engineering.

1. Design and synthesis of new materials

2. Understanding of fundamental properties

3. Devices applications