Ferry Research Group

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Group News

May 2019: Congratulations to Ryan Connell and Dana Dement on their successful PhD defenses!

May 2019: Congratulations to Ian on being awarded a 2019 - 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship! More information here

April 2019: Congratulations to Ian on his new publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials!

April 2019: Congratulations to Bryan for passing his Preliminary Oral Exam!

April 2019: Congratulations to Dana and Matt on their new publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!

April 2019: Vivian gave a seminar in Physics at Montana State University. Thank you to Nick Borys for hosting!

March 2019: Vivian gave a seminar at Georgia Tech in Materials Science and Engineering. Thanks to Mike Filler for hosting!

March 2019: Vivian gave an invited talk at APS on photonic structures for solar energy conversion, as part of the Ovshinsky Fellowship in Sustainable Energy.

March 2019: New collaborative paper is published in Nature Communications with the Holmes group.

December 2019: New collaborative paper out in ACS Photonics with the Kortshagen and Hillmyer groups on luminescent solar concentrators.

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