Ferry Research Group

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Group News

June 2018:
Congratulations to Ryan on being named a Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for 2018 - 2019! Read more about it here.

June 2018:
Congratulations to Pavlos on his new publication in Optics Express!

June 2018:
Ian presented a poster at the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion.

June 2018:
Vivian served as a discussion leader at the Solar Energy Conversion Gordon Research Conference in Hong Kong. Thanks to Jia Zhu for the invitation.

June 2018:
Welcome to Willa Mihalyi-Koch, who is joining our group for the summer as a MRSEC REU student!

May 2018:
Ryan and Dana both presented at the IPRIME annual meeting!

May 2018:
Vivian gave an invited talk at the Electrochemical Society meeting in Seattle, WA. Thanks to Peter Mascher, Federico Rosei, and David Lockwood for the invitation.

April 2018:
Congratulations to Ian on his new paper in ACS Photonics in collaboration with Mike Deceglie and Tim Silverman from NREL!

April 2018:
Congratulations to Mayank on his new position at 3M!

Welcome to the Ferry Group!

Our research group focuses on the interaction between light and nanostructured materials. By tailoring the nanoscale geometry and environment, we control the propagation of light in subwavelength dimensions and create new materials with unique optical, electrical, chemical, magnetic, and thermal properties. These new materials find application in highly efficient solar cells with improved charge extraction, in tailored emission for solid-state lighting, and in the detection of nanoscale biological and chemical interactions.

We synthesize nanostructures using colloidal chemistry and top-down nanofabrication techniques, study their properties using nanoscale optical spectroscopy, integrate nanostructures into functional devices, and build understanding using complementary simulation and theory methods.  Our research is highly interdisciplinary, including aspects of chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, physics, and electrical engineering.