Currently three major thrusts dominate the activities of the laboratory.
Thrust 1: Functionalizing Living Immune Cells with Ultrathin Multilayer Backpacks
Thrust 2: Fabrication of Optically Transparent Films Containing Halloysite Hollow Nanotubes
Thrust 3: Functionalized Surfaces
In addition to the three major research thrusts described above, there are three smaller subprojects currently underway in the group.
Sub project 1: Design of Surfaces that Exhibit Low Values of Ice Adhesion Strength
Sub project 2: Spontaneous Wettability Patterning via Creasing Instability
Sub project 3: Relaxation Phenomena in Stepped Thin Films of Glassy Polymers Containing Hydrogen Bonding Interactions