431790 The Synthesis, Design, and Tunable Functionalization of Nano-Engineered Materials

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Exhibit Hall 1 (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Laura Kraya, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

The goal of my research is to synthesize materials with precise control over composition and functionality to establish and advance new principles, techniques, and methods in nanotechnology. In this work I investigated the fundamental properties of nano-engineered materials and focused on developing model systems to design efficient and cost-effective materials for various applications. My efforts will be focused into three research directions, all of which cut across the traditional boundaries of science disciplines – materials science, chemical engineering, and nanotechnology. In particular, I have demonstrated the design and development of nano-engineered materials for various applications, including:  1)   Nanoscale polarization manipulation and switching of ferroelectric perovskites for nano-device applications; 
 2)  Processing-structure-property relationships that govern organic-inorganic
nano-interfaces for organic transistors and solar cells; and 3) Materials synthesis of transition metal oxides for heterogeneous catalytic systems.

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