Research Interests

Investigations of nanomaterials-synthesis and thin film growth processes through the development and application of in situ diagnostic techniques.


Carbon nanotube synthesis by laser vaporization and chemical vapor deposition

Pulsed Laser Deposition of thin films

Gas-phase nanoparticle formation


Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Composites


Characterization of carbon nanotubes, and chemical processing into polymers and other matrices to make multifunctional nanotube-based composites – composite materials with enhanced properties and multiple functionalities. Characterization of electronic and thermal transport through nanotube-polymer composites. Alignment techniques of nanotubes in composites.



Fundamentals of laser interactions with materials

Laser ablation and desorption.

Gas dynamics of laser-vaporized materials.