Our Research:

Research Areas

We study the chemistry of surfaces and interfaces using Sum Frequency Generation spectroscopy (SFG) and other techniques. Our research covers three main areas:

Biomedical

  1. Orientation of biomolecules
    1. IAPP (Diabetes)
    2. AB peptides (Alzheimer’s)
    3. AMP (Infectious diseases)
    4. G-proteins
  2. Molecules in (model) membranes
    1. Oligomers for infectious diseases
    2. Nanoparticles for drug delivery
  3. Proteins at interfaces
    1. Biocompatibility
    2. Biosensing
    3. Peptides on surfaces
      1. Surface immobilized
      2. MD simulations

Materials

  1. Crystallization
  2. Polymer surfaces
    1. Biomedical Polymer surfaces
    2. Marine anti-biofouling coatings
    3. Restructuring behavior of polymer surfaces in water
  3. Adhesion
    1. Polymer/Silane Interactions
    2. Silicone adhesives
    3. Polymer/metal interactions
    4. MD simulations
    5. Nano-diffusion
  4. Conductive polymers

Lasers, Optical spectroscopy, microscopy, and imaging

  1. FWM and CARS imaging
  2. SFG Microscopy and imaging
  3. Double Resonance SFG (DRSFG)
  4. Holography
  5. Spectroscopy
    1. Polarization mapping
    2. Chiral SFG