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.