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