Ferry Research Group

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Group News

November 2019: Welcome to new students Maya Ramamurthy and Rohan Chakraborty!

November 2019: Vivian has been awarded the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award. Read more about it here.

October 2019: Vivian gave a seminar in physics at Macalester College. 

October 2019: Vivian gave an invited talk at SciX.

September 2019: Congratulations to Ryan and John on their new paper in APL Materials, in collaboration with the Hillmyer group! Read the Scilight here.

September 2019: Matt gave a poster at the MN chapter meeting of AVS, and Vivian gave an invited talk. 

September 2019: Vivian gave a seminar in Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Thank you to Susan Fullerton for the invitation!

August 2019: Vivian gave two invited talks at the ACS meeting in San Diego. Thank you to AAAS and ACS Central Science for organizing the Marion Milligan Mason Award Symposium, and to CaSTL for the invitation!

August 2019: Congratulations to Pavlos and Bryan on their newly accepted paper in ACS Applied Nano Materials!

August 2019: Jackson, Jessica, and Renuka all presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium!

July 2019: Good luck to Ryan and Dana in their new positions!

June 2019: Welcome to new undergraduate group members Jackson Muehlbauer and Renuka Bhatt!

June 2019: Ian gave a talk at the IEEE PVSC conference in Chicago.

May 2019: Ryan, Dana, Matt, Pavlos, Ian, and Bryan all presented at the 2019 IPRIME meeting.

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 develop new materials with unique properties. 
 
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.
 
Our current research interests include light management for solar energy conversion, tunable and switchable metamaterials, and nanophotonic applications of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals.
 
Ferry Group Summer 2018