We are working on the chemical design of novel functional materials for applications in electronics, photonics, sensors and energy storage. Such materials include graphene, carbon nanotubes, inorganic nanowires, colloidal particles, macroporous oxides and some others. Our strategy is to control the structure and composition of these materials at nanoscale to define their properties.
A graduate or postdoctoral student in my group can expect to receive training in inorganic chemistry and materials science with significant exposure to one or more of the following specialties: low-dimensional nanomaterials, carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes and graphene), self-assembly techniques, chemical vapor deposition, and materials characterization techniques, such as electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, nanoscale device fabrication and electrical measurements.
Graduate students: Prospective graduate students are welcome to e-mail Prof. Lipatov for more information about ongoing research projects or apply to the Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Program.
Undergraduates: Interested sophomores or juniors are very welcome to visit our lab and learn more about our research.
Postdoctoral Associates: Information will be posted when fund for a position is available. Visiting fellows with supports from other funding sources are always welcome.